Braised Lamb Shanks

Imagine this: a cozy winter evening in London, the aroma of slow-cooked goodness wafting through the house, and a plate piled high with tender, melt-in-your-mouth lamb shanks nestled in a rich, red wine sauce. Sounds like a dream, right? Well, dream no more! This recipe for Braised Lamb Shanks with Mushrooms and Red Wine Sauce is about to turn your culinary dreams into reality.

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Recently, while visiting my wife’s family in London, we were treated to this very dish. As the warm, comforting flavors swirled around me, I knew I had to recreate this magic in my own kitchen. So, after much pleading to my wife’s cousin, here I am, sharing it with you!

This recipe isn’t just about delicious food; it’s about creating memories and sharing them with loved ones. The slow-cooking process allows the flavors to meld and deepen, resulting in a dish that’s not only incredibly flavorful but also incredibly satisfying. And the best part? It’s surprisingly easy to make!

A Legacy of Comfort: History of Braised Lamb Shanks

Braising, the slow-cooking method at the heart of this recipe, has been around for centuries, used to transform tougher cuts of meat into tender, flavorful masterpieces. Lamb shanks, with their inherent richness and collagen content, are particularly well-suited to this technique. The result? Fall-off-the-bone perfection that will leave you wanting more.

How to Serve Braised Lamb Shanks

This dish is the perfect entree for an intimate Easter meal. The sauce comes together quickly, thanks to a stock made with Knorr lamb stock cubes, which are available on Amazon and at some grocery stores. Serve on a bed of creamy mashed potatoes with a side of sautéed carrots and Brussels sprouts.

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Braised Lamb Shanks with Mushrooms

Recipe by Jason Hill –
During our last visit to London, my wife's family treated us to a wonderful family dinner of Braised Lamb Shanks with Mushrooms. Served with creamy mashed potatoes, fresh parsley and a hearty red wine sauce, this dish would be perfect served at an intimate Easter meal. The sauce comes together quickly, thanks to a stock made with Knorr lamb stock cubes, available on Amazon and at some grocery stores.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours
Course Main Course
Cuisine British, Irish
Servings 4


  • 4 Lamb Shanks
  • 2 tbsp plain flour seasoned
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 ounces baby onions peeled
  • 2 garlic cloves crushed
  • 4 ounces button mushrooms sliced
  • 10 ounces red wine
  • 10 ounces lamb stock made from a cube
  • 3 tbsp chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Serve With:

  • Mashed potatoes
  • Steamed brussels sprouts
  • Sauteed carrots


  • Toss the lamb shanks in the seasoned flour and shake off the excess.
  • Heat the oil in a flameproof casserole and cook the onions for 4-5 minutes, until they start to colour. Add the garlic and mushrooms and fry for a further 3-4 minutes, until golden.
  • Remove from the pan and set aside. Add the lamb shanks to the pan and cook for 6-7 minutes, turning occasionally until browned all over.
  • Return the mushrooms and onions to the pan and pour in wine and stock.
  • Stir well and bring to a simmer. Cover and cook on a low heat for 1 hour until the sauce has thickened and the lamb is cooked through.
  • Season to taste and stir in the parsley. Serve with creamy mashed potatoes.
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Keyword Easter, lamb, mushrooms, red wine
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AboutJason Hill

Hi, I’m Jason Hill, host of YouTube’s “Chef Tips” series. I graduated from culinary school in 1998, and gained my experience working the lines in Southern California. I launched my cooking videos in 2007. I love sharing quick and easy recipes that get people back in the kitchen.

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