A lamb shank is one of the finest cuts of meat. Use this recipe to prepare it to be served with rice or mashed potatoes with vegetables for a very special Sunday lunch or dinner.

quick easy and delicious lamb shank recipe

Lamb Shank Recipe

Delicious lamb shank to enjoy with the family
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Prep Time 10 mins
Course Main meal
Cuisine South African
Servings 6
Calories 242 kcal


  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 tbsp butter
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp olive oil extra-virgin
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 medium carrots peeled and chopped
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1 410g can chopped tomatoes
  • 2 sprigs rosemary


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.
  • Season shanks with salt and pepper.
  • Heat oil in a pot and fry shanks on all sides until golden.
  • Add butter to the pot with carrots and onions.
  • Add garlic and fry until onions are soft.
  • Add tomato paste and stir until vegetables are coated.
  • Pour in broth and canned tomatoes and return shanks to the pot.
  • Add rosemary and bring to a boil.
  • Transfer to oven and bake until tender for about 2 hours. Remove rosemary.
  • Place shanks on baking tray and grill at high heat for about 3 - 5 minutes until brown on top.
  • Place back into pot with gravy. Serve.


Calories: 242kcalCarbohydrates: 3gProtein: 27gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 95mgSodium: 472mgPotassium: 423mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 199IUVitamin C: 3mgCalcium: 26mgIron: 3mg
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