Lamb Cross-Cut Shanks

Lamb Cross-Cut Shanks

easy lamb recipe for beginners!
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Instant Pot Lamb Shanks

From customer and fan, Esther Rogers

Prep time: 1 hour


1 lb Reverence Farms Lamb Shanks (regular or cross-cut)

1 cup flour

1 TBSP lard

2 strips bacon or pancetta, chopped 

3 garlic cloves, diced

1 tsp salt

3 tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped 

1 onion, quartered 

1/2 cup red wine

1 tbsp Worcestershire sauce

1 bay leaf

2 cups beef broth 

2 carrots, cut into chunks

8oz mushrooms, quartered 

½ cup water +1 Tbsp cornstarch, blended 

Parsley, chopped (to finish)

Toss lamb in flour seasoned with garlic, salt, and rosemary. Add a glug of olive oil to the InstaPot, and brown chopped bacon slices (or a handful of chopped pancetta). Sautee until crispy and fat has rendered. Brown lamb 4 to 5 minutes on each side. Remove lamb from the pot and add a few cloves of minced garlic and a quartered onion. Cook for a couple of minutes until the onion begins to soften, add half a cup of red wine to the pan to deglaze, and continue to cook the onion. Add a tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, an additional half cup of red wine, and 2 cups of beef broth. Next, add a couple of carrots cut into big chunks, a few halved red potatoes, and 8 oz of quartered mushrooms to the pot along with the lamb. Cover and pressure cook for 40 minutes. Let the steam “natural” release for 15 minutes and then “quick” release. Add a slurry of cornstarch and water and boil until thickened. Serve with crusty bread and garnish with parsley and flake sea salt.