Italian Style Lamb Shank Cabernet Stew

Thursday, December 12, 2019
Italian Style Lamb Shank Cabernet Stew is one of my favorite meals when it's a little chilly out!


Lamb is a favorite of mine.


I just love the flavor, tenderness that comes along with slow cooking and what a fine wine can do to enhance the flavor of a dish.


This is made with a good grade Cabernet wine and is just a perfect blend of flavors.


A wonderful stew with bold flavors.


If you are looking for a great recipe with lamb this is bursting with flavors.


A comfort meal that's made all in one pan and easy.


If you love lamb, don't miss this delicious stew.


Scroll down to the recipe card to print off the recipe.



this is a lamb shank stew






What is Lamb Shank?




A meat shank or shin is the portion of meat around the tibia of the animal, the leg bone beneath the knee.


Lamb shanks are often braised whole, veal shanks are typically cross-cut. Some dishes made using shank and this meal is one of them.


The shank is a meaty cut from the lower end of the lamb leg. Excellent for stewing.



This is an Italian stew made with lamb shank and cabernet wine in the sauce



Slow and Low



I love making this in a slow cooker or on top of the stove on very low heat.


The longer it cooks the tender the meat gets.


I often even do this in a dutch oven after searing, in the oven at low temperature.


These can even be done in an instant pot using the pressure cooker mode for even a faster dinner meal.




This is an Italian stew made with lamb shank and cabernet wine in the sauce



Always use a good grade wine



Never use cheap wine, if you won't drink it and it tastes bad, don't ruin this dish with a poor tasting wine.


Always taste it first.




This is an Italian stew made with lamb shank and cabernet wine in the sauce



Hearty Stew



Don't forget to get a loaf of crusty bread or make garlic bread.


This sauce is heavenly and perfect to sop up that delicious sauce!




this is a lamb shank stew


Not A Lamb Lover?



You can use veal or even chicken legs if you're not a lamb fan.


This sauce even makes a great Turkey leg stew!


This is an Italian stew made with lamb shank and cabernet wine in the sauce






Try Some of Our Other Favorite Recipes



Lamb Chili and Burgundy Wine
Meatball Vegetable Soup
Bean Marsala Soup
Grandma's vermicelli peas and pasta
Grandma's Ham, Bacon and Lentil Soup
Depression Bean Soup
Turkey Cannellini Soup
Burgundy Zucchini Stew





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Ingredients You will Need to make Italian Style Lamb Shank Cabernet Stew

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  • lamb shanks
  • cloves of garlic, peeled and left whole
  • garlic powder
  • cayenne pepper
  • potatoes cubed
  • fresh or canned finger carrots ( canned pea's and green cut beans go well also) 1 can of peas added at the end of cooking
  • coarse ground pepper
  • salt
  • olive oil
  • tomato sauce
  • oregano, basil, and rosemary
  • Cabernet wine



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Other Suggestions:


This Italian Style Lamb Shank stew recipe can be made with any meat.


If you're not a lover of lamb, chicken, beef, venison, pork anything can be used with bone-in.


The sauce made with this stew is a robust flavor that enhances and tenderizes any kind of meat.


Give this recipe a try and let me know how you like it.








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Yield: 4
this is the best lamb shank stew with vegetables in a Cabernet Sauce you will ever eat!

Italian Style Lamb Shank Cabernet Stew

prep time: 20 min cook time: 1 hour and 25 mins total time: 1 hour and 45 mins
A delicious lamb shank stew with Cabernet Wine sauce

ingredients:

  • 4 small to medium-sized lamb shanks
  • 8 to 9 cloves of garlic, peeled and left whole
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 3 potatoes cubed
  • 1 cup of fresh or canned finger carrots ( canned pea's and green cut beans go well also) 1 can of peas added at the end of cooking
  • 1/2 teaspoon of coarse ground pepper
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 6 tablespoons of olive oil
  • 1 small 4 oz can of tomato sauce 
  • 1/2 teaspoon each oregano, basil, and rosemary 
  • 1- 1/2 cup of Cabernet wine 2 cups of canned beef stock or chicken I have used both fresh parsley

instructions:

  1. In a large electric fryer or large dutch oven pan for the stove top, pour oil to heat in a pan.
  2. Place lamb shanks in the hot oil salt and pepper. Saute so that all sides are browned evenly then add the freshly cleaned garlic cloves cook till golden.
  3. Add the Cabernet wine and the spices.
  4. Reduce wine to cook for 2 minutes and then add beef or chicken stock. Cook for about ten more minutes.
  5. Now either simmer in your large electric fry pan on lowest setting for an hour and a half or put into a large roaster pan and bake at a low temperature of 300.
  6. Note: you can also place in a slow cooker on low for 6 to 8 hours.
  7. Add potatoes and other vegetables. Slow cook in the oven (or whichever method you prefer) for the same amount of time or until vegetables are soft. Right about 1/2 hour before this is done, add one can of peas or 2 cups of fresh peas.
  8. The lamb shanks literally will fall off the bone and you can place the meat and vegetables over rice or boiled pasta and lots of Italian crusty bread...this is tender, full of flavor and a great dish for the fall and winter months.
  9. My kids love the sauce over mashed potatoes even though there are potatoes in the stew already!
calories
425
fat (grams)
11
sat. fat (grams)
12
carbs (grams)
15
net carbs
11
protein (grams)
18
sugar (grams)
4
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Disclosure: This recipe was originally shared in 2013. It was edited and re-published in 2019.

20 comments

  1. Beautiful Lamb shanks Claudia! I hope your holiday season is going smoothly i know there's a lot of pressure in your retail environment. Look like you still have enough time to make this delicious treat, slow cookers are a godsend. :)cheers -Kimberly

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  2. This dish would be perfect for my father. I make him happy if I cook it for him. Bye, have a good day

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  3. Even though I love lamb, I have never tried the shanks. Most likely because I never came across a recipe. Your recipe here does look well worth trying, especially because you can use a slow cooker. I wish you a wonderful day in the retail world!

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  4. I ate my first lamb shank in Ireland a couple of weeks ago. Now I have a recipe so I can make lamb shanks on my own. Now to find a lamb.

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  5. That's a beautiful and hearty looking pot!

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  6. This does look like a very hearty dish. I love stew - especially as the weather starts to get colder and colder.

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  7. So delicious. I've never cooked lamb, and I really need to try that out. I can see some smoked lamb coming next summer when it warms up here.

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  8. Picture perfect lamb. This will be on my stove sometime this winter - love this dish! Making your broccoli soup tonight!

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  9. Oh, my husband would be in heaven if he came home to a pot of your delicious lamb!!! YUM. I meant to let you know that I posted my version of your yummy French silk pie today....SO good! Thanks for the inspiration...and all the help you've given me lately! xo

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  10. Melt in your mouth stuff this is. Bet it smells amazing. Love it.

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  11. That looks amazing! I bet it just falls apart on your tongue with tenderness. The cabernet must add such a rich note to the stew, too :)

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  12. I'm with you--I love lamb! This looks like such a classic version of Italian lamb shanks. Buzzed.

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  13. This is such a wonderful way to prepare lamb shank! Perfect fora cold day!

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  14. Mmmm I bet this dish is amazing in this cold weather! Nice and hearty! Great recipe. :)

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  15. I need to make this for Bill ASAP!!!

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  16. Is '12 teaspoon garlic powder' a typo and should be 1/2 tsp ? If not, ít should be 12 teaspoons' Thanks for the recipe, can't wait to make it !

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    1. thanks for being a great cook and figuring it out! I fixed it!

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  17. Best stew ever!! A must try recipe!!

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  18. This stew has the BEST flavor and is so comforting and delicious. Yum!

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