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Balsamic Braised Lamb Shanks - A traditional and delicious Easter main dish prepared with lamb shanks slow cooked to a melt in your mouth perfection with balsamic vinegar, wine, garlic and rosemary.

Balsamic Braised Lamb Shanks

Balsamic Braised Lamb Shanks - A traditional and delicious Easter main dish prepared with lamb shanks slow cooked to a melt in your mouth perfection with balsamic vinegar, wine, garlic and rosemary.
Course Dinner
Cuisine Mediterranean
Keyword easter recipes, lamb recipes, lamb shanks
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings 4 Serves
Calories 349 kcal

Ingredients

  • 1/2 tablespoon STAR Olive Oil , divided
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • salt and fresh ground pepper , to taste
  • 2 large yellow onions , cut in wedges
  • 1/4 cup STAR Balsamic Vinegar of Modena
  • 1 cup red wine (use your favorite one)
  • 2 cups low sodium fat free chicken broth
  • 6 garlic cloves , minced
  • 1 sprig rosemary , leaves only

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Rub lamb shanks with a bit of olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Pour the remaining olive oil in a dutch oven and heat over medium-high heat.
  4. Add the lamb shanks and brown on all sides, about 4 minutes per side.
  5. In the meantime, prepare the marinade by combining balsamic vinegar, red wine, chicken broth, garlic and rosemary leaves; mix until thoroughly incorporated.
  6. Remove lamb shanks from the pot and set aside.
  7. Add the onions to the hot oil; cook for 2 minutes, frequently stirring, until onions begin to soften.
  8. Pour in the prepared marinade and return lamb shanks to the pot; bring to a boil and cook for 2 minutes.
  9. Cover with a lid and place in the oven; cook for 1.5 hours.
  10. Remove the lid, flip the lamb shanks to the other side, and continue to cook for 30 more minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and serve over mashed potatoes drizzled with the cooking liquid.

Recipe Notes

WW SMART POINTS: 5

Nutrition Facts
Balsamic Braised Lamb Shanks
Amount Per Serving (1 lamb shank)
Calories 349 Calories from Fat 72
% Daily Value*
Fat 8g12%
Saturated Fat 2g10%
Cholesterol 127mg42%
Sodium 190mg8%
Potassium 731mg21%
Carbohydrates 12g4%
Fiber 1g4%
Sugar 5g6%
Protein 42g84%
Vitamin C 5.4mg7%
Calcium 51mg5%
Iron 4.1mg23%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.