Lamb Shanks Braised in Tomato Sauce

Lamb Shanks Braised in Tomato Sauce


Number of Servings: 4
  • 3 Lamb shanks.
  • 500ml Tomato juice (canned).
  • 500ml Beef stock.
  • 3 Carrots, chunks.
  • 1 Onion, halved.
  • 6 Garlic cloves, minced.
  • 3 tbs Olive oil.
  • 1 tbs Ground cumin.
  • 1 ts Ground coriander.
  • 2 Cinnamon sticks.
  • 1 Bay leaf.
  • 1/2 ts Black pepper.
  • Salt.


  1. Mix the garlic, coriander, cumin, olive oil, salt and pepper until you form a paste then rub each shank with it well.
  2. Heat an ovenproof pot until smoking hot then sear the shanks from all sides until golden brown.
  3. Add all the remaining ingredients and season with salt. Bring it to boil.
  4. Transfer the covered pot to a preheated oven at 170c and cook for 2 hours.
  5. Uncover it and cook for another hour until the sauce thickens and the shanks are braised.
Notes: Serve with rice or mashed potatoes.

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