Fall Off the Bone Lamb Shanks Braised in Red Wine Sauce
Recipe type: Main Dish
Serves: 2-3
Weight Watchers Info: 22 PointsPlus for 2 servings. 14 PointsPlus for 3 servings.
  • 2 Tbsp vegetable oil
  • 2 lamb shanks (1 pound each)
  • 1 onion, peeled and halved
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 1 cup fat-free beef stock
  • 4 Tbsp tomato purée
  • 2 Tbsp brown sugar (optional)
  • 1 bay leaf
  • few sprigs thyme leaves or ½ tsp dried thyme
  • 2 Tbsp corn flour
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°.
  2. Heat the vegetable oil in a heavy-bottomed ovenproof pan over a moderate heat. Add the lamb shanks to the pan and brown on all sides.
  3. Add the onion and garlic and fry it all for a few minutes.
  4. Add the wine, stock, tomato purée, sugar, bay leaf and thyme to the pan and crank up the heat.
  5. When the contents are simmering, remove from the heat, place the lid on the pan and place in the oven.
  6. After 1 hour, lower the oven’s temperature to 300° and braise for a further 2-3 hours or until the meat falls off the bone.
  7. Remove the pan from the oven. Place the shanks on a plate and keep warm. Throw away the bay leaf and thyme sprigs.
  8. Transfer the sauce to a blender or food processor and work until fairly smooth. Return to the pan, season with salt and pepper to taste and heat through.
  9. Mix a little water with the corn flour in a cup and slowly add it to the sauce while stirring constantly. When the sauce has thickened, serve the lamb shanks with the sauce in a gravy boat on the side.
Recipe by The Taste Place at https://www.thetasteplace.com/fall-off-the-bone-lamb-shanks-braised-in-red-wine-sauce/