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Slow-cooked red wine lamb shanks

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  • Nut free
  • Peanut free
  • Sesame free
  • Soy free
  • Shellfish free
  • Seafood free
  • No added sugar
  • Over 4 serves veg or fruit

Made for sharing, these slow-cooked lamb shanks in red wine are perfectly tender, and a must-try for a cosy weekend at home. 

  • Serves4
  • Cook time3 hour 25 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + overnight soaking time
Slow-cooked red wine lamb shanks


  • 1 cup (190g) dried white beans
  • 2 tbs plain flour
  • 4 Coles Australian Lamb Shanks
  • 2 tbs olive oil
  • 200g brown mushrooms, thickly sliced
  • 1 brown onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 carrot, coarsely chopped
  • 2 celery sticks, coarsely chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 750ml dry red wine or beef stock
  • 400g can diced tomatoes
  • 4 rosemary sprigs
  • 2 strips orange peel

Creamy polenta

  • 3 cups (750ml) chicken stock or vegetable stock
  • 1 cup (250ml) milk
  • 1 cup (170g) polenta (cornmeal)
  • 1/2 cup (40g) finely grated parmesan
  • 1/2 cup (125g) mascarpone

Orange-rosemary gremolata

  • 1/2 orange, zested
  • 1/2 lemon, zested
  • 1 garlic clove, finely chopped
  • 2 tbs finely chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 1 tbs pine nuts, toasted
  • 2 tsp coarsely chopped rosemary

Nutritional information

Per serve: Energy: 4539kJ/1086 Cals (52%), Protein: 64g (128%), Fat: 38g (54%), Sat Fat: 18g (75%), Sodium: 595mg (30%), Carb: 98g (32%), Sugar: 28g (31%), Dietary Fibre: 12g (40%).

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Percentage Daily Intake information on our recipes is calculated using the nutrition reference values for an average Australian adult.


  1. Step 1

    Place the white beans in a large bowl and pour over enough cold water to cover. Set aside for 6 hours or overnight to soak.

  2. Step 2

    Preheat oven to 150°C. Place the flour on a large plate. Season well. Dip the lamb shanks in the flour and turn to lightly coat.

  3. Step 3

    Heat 2 tsp oil in a large flameproof casserole pan over medium-high heat. Add the lamb and cook, turning occasionally, for 5-7 mins or until browned all over. Transfer to a plate.

  4. Step 4

    Heat half the remaining oil in the pan. Add the mushroom and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until golden brown. Transfer to the plate. Add the remaining oil to the pan. Add the onion, carrot, celery and garlic and cook, stirring, for 5 mins or until onion softens. Return lamb and mushroom to the pan. Add wine or stock and bring to the boil. Remove from heat. Drain the white beans. Stir the tomato, rosemary and orange peel into the lamb mixture.

  5. Step 5

    Cover and bake, stirring occasionally, for 3 hours or until the lamb is falling off the bone and the beans are tender. Season.

  6. Step 6

    To make the creamy polenta, bring the stock and milk to the boil in a large saucepan. Reduce heat to medium-low. Gradually add the polenta in a thin, steady stream, whisking constantly. Cook, stirring with a wooden spoon, for 4-5 mins or until polenta thickens. Remove from heat. Add the parmesan and mascarpone and stir to combine.

  7. Step 7

    To make the orange-rosemary gremolata, combine the orange zest, lemon zest, garlic, parsley, pine nuts and rosemary in a small bowl.

  8. Step 8

    Divide the polenta among serving bowls. Top with lamb and spoon over the sauce. Sprinkle with gremolata to serve.

Recipe tip

Dry any remaining rosemary on a plate for 1 week. Process with sea salt flakes to make a tasty herb salt.