Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooked Lamb ShanksPrep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 2 – 3 hours

Serves: 4



  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 2tbs oil
  • 1tbs flour
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 4 carrots, chopped
  • 2 sticks celery, chopped
  • 1 can tomatoes
  • 1 cup water or stock
  • ½ cup red wine (optional)
  • rosemary to taste
  • salt and pepper


  1. Dust lamb shanks in flour and brown in camp oven.
  2. Remove shanks, pour off excess fat.
  3. Chop, slice, dice vegetables and add to camp oven.
  4. Sauté vegetables and garlic.
  5. Add lamb shanks, tomatoes, wine, rosemary and salt and pepper.
  6. Place camp oven on a bed of hot coals and place some more coals on top of the lid of the camp oven.
  7. Every 30 minutes turn the camp oven 90 degrees to even the heat from the fire, and top up the coals as needed.
  8. Cooking time can vary between 2 – 3 hours depending on the heat of the coals, so check your lamb shanks as you go.
  9. Serve on a bed of mashed potato.

Cooking Notes: You only want the lamb shanks simmering on low, so that the meat falls off the bone.  Other vegetables may be added as desired.


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Updated: February 5, 2017 by admin

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