Cinnamon Braised Lamb Shanks Recipe

Looking for an easy Cinnamon Braised Lamb Shanks recipe? Learn how to make Cinnamon Braised Lamb Shanks using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by sailingchef

Makes 4 servings



You could add a pinch of allspice as well. Serve over cooked egg noodles and top with grated cheese such as Romano. From Souvlaki for the Soul.

Recipe Ingredients for Cinnamon Braised Lamb Shanks

1 onion, finely diced
1 carrot, finely diced
1 stalk of celery, finely diced
3 cloves garlic, finely diced
850 g lamb shanks (3-4 shanks)
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 cups of diced tomatoes, with juice
1 tablespoon of tomato paste
4 g (1 large stick) cinnamon
1 cup chicken stock
1/3 cup red wine
2 tbsp (2 leaves) bay leaves
1 Salt and pepper to taste

Recipe Directions for Cinnamon Braised Lamb Shanks

  1. Heat a little olive oil in a deep fry pan, add the shanks and lightly brown on all sides. Remove and set aside.

  2. Add a little more oil, the onion, carrot, garlic and celery and fry until translucent.

  3. Add the tomatoes, tomato paste, stock, red wine, cinnamon stick and bay leaves and give everything a good stir.

  4. Add the browned shanks and bring to the boil and then lower your heat to a simmer.

  5. Simmer shanks on a low heat for approximately 2-3 hours (this will depend on their size) or until the meat is falling off the bone

  6. Remove the shanks and set aside to cool down. Once cooled down a little proceed to remove meat completely from the bone.

  7. Remove the bay leaves and cinnamon stick from the sauce and add back the shredded meat.

  8. Give everything a good stir and ladle the sauce and meat over some cooked egg noodles.

  9. Top with a sharp grated cheese such as mizithra or Romano.

Categories

Beef, Main Dish, Greek, Mediterranean

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 429.6g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
517
Calories from Fat
205
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
22.8g
35%
Saturated Fat
6.6g
33%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
191mg
64%
Sodium
377mg
16%
Potassium
1071mg
31%
Total Carbohydrates
10.8g
4%
Dietary Fiber
2.9g
12%
Sugars
4.8g
Protein
61.4g
Vitamin A 66% Vitamin C 24%
Calcium 8% Iron 34%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B-
  Good points
  • High in niacin
  • Very high in selenium
  • High in vitamin A
  • Very high in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • Contains alcohol
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