Braised Lamb Shanks With Barley Recipe

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Braised Lamb Shanks With Barley
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  1. In heavy skillet or dutch oven, brown lamb shanks in hot olive oil. Remove shanks and set aside.
  2. Saute onion, garlic and spices in oil until onion is soft.
  3. At this point you can transfer the entire dish to the crock pot, or cook it in the dutch oven. Add salt, barley, tomatoes, tomato paste, water (and wine if desired) to shanks. Make sure all the barley is immersed in liquid.
  4. TO BAKE: Cover Dutch oven closely and bake in a 325 degree oven for 3 hours or until shanks are very tender and falling off the bone.
  5. CROCKPOT: Cook the dish on Low for at least 8 hours. I found it easiest to assemble the night before and then just plug in the crockpot when I leave for work in the morning.
  6. In either case, turn off the heat and let the dish sit uncovered for 10-20 minutes. Use a tablespoon and skim off any excess fat from the top before serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 290.03 Kcal (1214 kJ)
Calories from fat 108.02 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 12g 18%
Cholesterol 21.55mg 7%
Sodium 3510.35mg 146%
Potassium 346.36mg 7%
Total Carbs 30.49g 10%
Sugars 2.47g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6.77g 27%
Protein 9.9g 20%
Vitamin C 4.6mg 8%
Iron 2.3mg 13%
Calcium 39.7mg 4%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 139.05 Kcal (582 kJ)
Calories from fat 51.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5.75g 18%
Cholesterol 10.33mg 7%
Sodium 1683.02mg 146%
Potassium 166.06mg 7%
Total Carbs 14.62g 10%
Sugars 1.19g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3.25g 27%
Protein 4.75g 20%
Vitamin C 2.2mg 8%
Iron 1.1mg 13%
Calcium 19.1mg 4%

* 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

  • 6
  • 7

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low cholesterol,
  • good source of fiber

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium

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