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Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks

Red Wine Braised Lamb Shanks

Enjoy a delicious dinner with this Braised Lamb Shanks recipe. Braised in a Dutch Oven in a red wine tomato sauce, these lamb shanks fall apart and are juicy and tender. These are perfect for a date night or even Easter! Enjoy this Braised Lamb Shanks recipe!
Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine American
Servings 2
Calories 926 kcal


  • 2 Lamb Shanks
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Cup Onion Diced
  • 1 Cup Carrot Diced
  • 1 Cup Celery Diced
  • 4 Garlic Cloves Crushed
  • 2 1/2 Cups Red Wine
  • 28 Oz Crushed Tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Tomato Paste
  • 2 Cups Chicken Stock
  • 3 Sprigs Thyme
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1 Tbsp Sugar
  • Salt
  • Pepper


  • Heat the dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add olive oil and brown lamb shanks on all sides. Season with salt and pepper. Remove shanks from dutch oven.
  • Add onion, carrot and celery and cook until softened. Add garlic cloves.
  • Add red wine and cook for several minutes to cook off the alcohol. Scrape up and browned bits from the bottom of then pan. 
  • Stir in tomato paste, crushed tomatoes and chicken stock. Add thyme, bay leaves and sugar. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Return lamb shanks to dutch oven, cover and bake at 350 for 2 hours or until meat is tender. Enjoy!