Stout-Braised Lamb Shanks Recipe

This stout-braised lamb shanks recipe is a hearty and delicious meal that’s perfect for a cold winter evening. The lamb shanks are cooked in a rich and flavorful sauce made with stout beer, beef broth, and aromatic vegetables. The result is fall-off-the-bone tender meat that’s bursting with flavor.

Preparation Time:
– Preparation time for this recipe is approximately 30 minutes.

– 4 lamb shanks
– Salt and black pepper
– 1 tablespoon olive oil
– 2 onions, chopped
– 2 carrots, chopped
– 2 celery stalks, chopped
– 4 garlic cloves, minced
– 2 tablespoons tomato paste
– 2 cups beef broth
– 1 cup stout beer
– 2 bay leaves
– 1 teaspoon dried thyme
– 1 teaspoon dried rosemary

– Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C).
– Season the lamb shanks with salt and black pepper.
– In a large Dutch oven or oven-safe pot, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Sear the lamb shanks until they’re browned on all sides, about 10 minutes. Remove the lamb from the pot and set it aside.
– Add the onions, carrots, and celery to the pot and sauté until they’re tender, about 5 minutes. Add the garlic and tomato paste and sauté for another minute.
– Pour in the beef broth and stout beer and bring the mixture to a boil. Add the bay leaves, thyme, and rosemary.
– Return the lamb shanks to the pot and spoon the sauce over them. Cover the pot with a tight-fitting lid and place it in the oven.
– Bake for 2 1/2 to 3 hours, or until the lamb is tender and falling off the bone.
– Remove the lamb shanks from the pot and set them aside on a platter. Skim off any excess fat from the sauce and discard the bay leaves.
– Use an immersion blender or transfer the sauce to a blender and blend until it’s smooth.
– Serve the lamb shanks with the sauce and your choice of sides, such as mashed potatoes or roasted vegetables.

This recipe is perfect for a cozy night in or a special occasion. The rich and complex flavors of the sauce make it a standout dish that’s sure to impress your dinner guests. Enjoy!

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