Chef It Up Lamb Shanks

5 from 8 votes

Chef It Up Lamb Shanks

Servings 6
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins


  • Pot
  • Strainer
  • Mixing spoon


  • 3 tbsp Olive oil
  • 6 Lamb shanks (frenched)
  • 1 Brown onion diced
  • 3 Carrots (diced)
  • 5 Mushrooms (quartered)
  • 1 tbsp Butter
  • 3 tbsp Tomato paste
  • 1 Cup Cherry tomatoes
  • 8 Garlic cloves (roughly chopped)
  • 2 Stock cubes (chicken or vegetable)
  • 2 tbsp Italian herbs
  • 2 cups Water
  • 2 cups Grape juice (key ingredient)
  • Salt & pepper


  • In a pot heat the olive oil up and proceed to sear the lamb shanks on all sides until golden then set aside. In the same pot, add the onion and carrots cook until soft. Add the mushrooom and butter. Cook for a further five minutes.
  • Add the tomato paste and cherry tomatoes. Cook for five minutes. Add the water, grape juice, garlic, stock cubes, herbs, salt and pepper. Bring to the boil then reduce heat to medium. Place the lid on and allow to cook for two hours or until lamb falls off the bone.
  • Remove the lamb from the pot and strain the remaining liquid. Return liquid to the heat and reduce. A corn flour mix can be used in order to speed up this process.


The grape juice within this recipe is what gives the ‘Chef It Up’ lamb shanks its unique flavour. The sweetness of the Grape juice cooks out and is not sweet at all. This is best served with mash potato.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: French
Keyword: lamb, lamb shanks, slow cooked

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  1. 5 stars
    Absolutely love this recipe, it’s foolproof and tastes amaaaaziiing. Best shanks you’ll ever have

  2. 5 stars
    The sauce!!!!! Liquid gold husband always requests this, delicious.

  3. 5 stars
    Loved making this for my in-laws, they absolutely loved it. Thank you for making beautiful food taste so bloody amazing! Recommend 110%

  4. Adele hage says:

    5 stars
    Just made it right now and had dinner at 3:30 pm haha incredible!!! I usually use red wine but this time tried it with the grape juice and major game changer!!

  5. I made this today and wow! This recipe is a winner! I couldn’t find grape juice, so I added extra water and a tbs of Worchestire sauce. It turned out soooo delicious! I will definitely be making this again and again.

    1. 5 stars
      Wow! I saw you post from TikTok and I decide to try it out and it was amazing! Fall off the bone lamb shanks with a beautiful sweet and savoury sauce!

  6. 5 stars
    My family loves this recipe. Thank you so much! With all your recipes my husband is like how do you know how make this. Amazing flavour.

  7. 5 stars
    I’ve made this 3 times in the last 3 weeks! Definitely a crowd pleaser, thanks Mariam for sharing this recipe 🙂

  8. Chronicles of a Mum life says:

    Tender flavorsome melt in your mouth lamb easy to make and a winner for a family dinner

  9. 5 stars
    Absolutely delicious. First time making it and it was mouth-wateringly good. Thank you!

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