• spray olive or canola oil spray
  • 1 lamb shank
  • 1 tbs plain flour
  • to taste pepper, to taste
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic, chopped
  • 1 stalk celery, chopped
  • 1 carrot, chopped
  • 10 mushrooms
  • 1 x 400 g can no-added-salt diced tomatoes
  • 1 tbs worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tbs dried rosemary, or 15 cm if using fresh
  • 1 tbs plum jam
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 tsp reduced-salt vegetable stock powder
  • 2 potatoes, chopped
  • 30 mL reduced-fat milk


  1. Preheat oven to 160°C.
  2. Toss lamb with flour and pepper in a plastic bag. Heat oil in a large non-stick frypan.
  3. Shake extra flour off lamb and pan-fry until brown on all sides (about 5 minutes) and place in a large casserole dish (best if dish has a lid).
  4. Add all vegetables except tomatoes and potatoes to the frypan and cook for 5 minutes, stirring often until they begin to colour slightly.
  5. Add the tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, rosemary, jam, water, stock powder and leftover flour from the plastic bag. Stir well and bring to the boil.
  6. Pour tomato-vegetable mixture over the lamb, cover with a lid or foil and bake in the oven for at least 2 hours. Remove the casserole a couple of times during cooking, and ladle the sauce over the top of the meat to baste. After 2 ½ to 3 hours the meat should fall off the bone.
  7. To prepare mash, microwave or boil potatoes till a fork goes easily into the pieces. Add milk and pepper and mash well with a fork or potato masher until you get the texture you like.

Variation: Swap one of the potatoes for sweet potato or a cup of peas to add more colours to your plate
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    Ingredients for lamb shanks and mash
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    Toss lamb with flour and pepper in a plastic bag
Comment: *To make this dish gluten free, use gluten free flour *To make this dish seafood free, replace Worcestershire sauce with half soy sauce, half tomato sauce.

Healthy tip!

Chilli, lemon and herbs add flavour - great alternatives to butter and salt!

Nutrition Information

per serving per 100g
Energy 2103 kJ 288 kJ
503 Cal 69 Cal
Protein 38 g 5 g
Fat, total 18 g 3 g
— saturated 6 g 1 g
Carbohydrate 39 g 5 g
— sugars 25 g 3 g
Sodium 685 mg 94 mg
Fibre 11 g 2 g

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    Delicious! It is time consuming, but worth it for a treat. Unfortunately my gravy was quite thin, so next time I’ll try the stove-top method rather than putting it all in the oven in one go. Corn flour helped to thicken it a bit, but not much.
    Posted on: 30 Aug 19

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    Very good recipe, does take time but worth it.
    Posted on: 09 Mar 19

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    This is delicious. A really nice winter warmer.
    April Foord
    Posted on: 14 Jun 18

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