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Melt-in-your-mouth Lamb Shanks

Melt-in-Your Mouth Lamb Shanks

Chef Dawn Ludwig
This is one of our favorite hearty proteins from Always Hungry? . Serve it with a side of Mashed Fauxtatoes, Parsnip Rice, Cauliflower Couscous, Savory Brussels Sprouts, or another side to sop up all the juices!
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 45 mins
Total Time 1 hr 50 mins
Course Main Course, Meat
Cuisine French
Servings 4 servings


  • 4 medium lamb shanks (about 2 ½ lbs total)
  • 1 cup red wine
  • ½ cup water
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 10 black peppercorns, whole
  • ½-¾ tsp salt


  • Place the lamb shanks in a deep skillet or saucepan. Add the red wine, water, bay leaf, and peppercorns. Sprinkle with the salt and bring to a boil over medium heat.
  • Reduce the heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer, turning the shanks every 20 minutes, for 90 minutes or more, until the meat is tender and easily comes off the bones.
  • Reduce the heat further or add a little water as necessary to keep the shanks from burning.
  • Transfer the shanks to a serving place. Cook the sauce over medium heat for 3-5 minutes more to thicken.
  • Pour the sauce over the shanks and serve.https://www.drdavidludwig.com/always-delicious/



Nutrition (Per Serving - Not a Full Meal)

Fat: 30g
Carbohydrates: 1g
Protein: 41g
Calories: 442

Nutrition (Phase 1 Full Meal)

Serve with one portion Parsnip Rice and Garlicky White Beans with Broccoli Rabe (Always Delicious pg. 221).
Fat: 38g (47%)
Carbohydrates: 43g (24%)
Protein: 50g (28%)
Calories: 710

Nutrition (Phase 2 Full Meal)

Serve with a medium sized sweet potato (about 5" in length) and Savory Brussels Sprouts. (NOTE: This is Phase 1 ratios with a Phase 2 ingredient)
Fat: 38g (49%)
Carbohydrates: 42g (24%)
Protein: 48g (27%)
Calories: 690
Keyword Meat, Phase 1, Slow Cooker