Braised Lamb Shanks Recipe

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Braised Lamb Shanks
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  1. In a heavy bottomed stock pot or dutch oven, heat oil over medium high heat, add pancetta, cook until browned. Remove from pan and drain on paper towels, reserving fat in pot.
  2. Season the lamb shanks with salt and pepper. Brown the shanks on all sides, over high heat in the reserved pot. Once they are browned, remove from pot.
  3. Add onion, celery, carrots and garlic to the pot. Cook until softened, 3-5 minutes. Add shanks back to pot and add wine, tomatoes, rsemary, thyme, bay leaves and just enough broth to cover the meat. Bring to a boil then reduce to simmer. Cook covered, 2-3 hours (until meat is tender)
  4. Remove lamb, rosemary sprigs, thyme and bay leaves from the pot and puree the sauce(immersion blender would be easiest). You may want to take some of the liquid out if there is too much - add back in gradually as you puree the sauce until it is the consistancy you like. Add the pancetta back in and serve shanks with the sauce over polenta or pasta.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 255.18 Kcal (1068 kJ)
Calories from fat 113.55 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12.62g 19%
Cholesterol 22.68mg 8%
Sodium 1233.73mg 51%
Potassium 906.54mg 19%
Total Carbs 18.91g 6%
Sugars 9.3g 37%
Dietary Fiber 5.27g 21%
Protein 8.6g 17%
Vitamin C 26.9mg 45%
Vitamin A 0.5mg 18%
Iron 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 124.3mg 12%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 55.84 Kcal (234 kJ)
Calories from fat 24.84 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 2.76g 19%
Cholesterol 4.96mg 8%
Sodium 269.95mg 51%
Potassium 198.36mg 19%
Total Carbs 4.14g 6%
Sugars 2.04g 37%
Dietary Fiber 1.15g 21%
Protein 1.88g 17%
Vitamin C 5.9mg 45%
Vitamin A 0.1mg 18%
Iron 0.2mg 6%
Calcium 27.2mg 12%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 5.4
  • 6

Good Points

  • low fat,
  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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