Lamb Shanks with Chickpeas and Carrots

This is a French bistro and comfort meal that most people find delicious on a cool evening.

Serves: 4Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 2 hoursDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 lamb shanks (8 oz. each), well-trimmed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cans (13 oz.) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Directions

  • Sprinkle the lamb shanks with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Brown shanks 2 minutes per side.
  • Add onion, garlic, and carrot. Sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, red wine, chicken broth, bay leaves, and parsley.
  • Cover the pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour. Add chickpeas and simmer for another 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Recipe Information

Serves: 4

Ingredients

  • 4 lamb shanks (8 oz. each), well-trimmed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and chopped
  • 4 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 2 large carrots, peeled and cut into chunks
  • 2 Tbsp. tomato paste
  • 1 cup dry red wine
  • 1 cup chicken broth
  • 2 bay leaves
  • ¼ cup chopped parsley
  • 2 cans (13 oz.) chickpeas, drained and rinsed

Directions

  • Sprinkle the lamb shanks with salt and pepper. Heat oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Brown shanks 2 minutes per side.
  • Add onion, garlic, and carrot. Sauté for 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste, red wine, chicken broth, bay leaves, and parsley.
  • Cover the pot, reduce heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour. Add chickpeas and simmer for another 30 minutes. Remove bay leaves before serving.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories580
Total Fat17g
Saturated Fat4g
Cholesterol145mg
Sodium1260mg
Total Carbohydrate41g
Dietary Fiber10g
Sugars10g
Protein57g