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Lamb Shanks Casserole in a Rich Mushroom Sauce served with Mashed Potato, Baby Carrots and Green Beans

Anne-Maree's main course recipe from Come Dine With Me Australia, series 1.


  • 10 lamb shanks French trimmed

  • 4 large field mushrooms, skinned and roughly chopped

  • 1 large onion or 2 medium

  • 2-3 cloves garlic

  • 1 red capsicum roughly chopped

  • 500 mls chicken stock

  • 750 ml Passata or tomato puree

  • 1 sachet tomato paste

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 2 tablespoons oil

  • Half teaspoon cumin

  • Half teaspoon ground sage

  • Seasoning to taste


  • 1.

    Add a tablespoon of flour to a plastic bag with shanks and shake until well dusted. Shake off excess flour.

  • 2.

    Add 1 tablespoon of oil to large heavy based pan and on medium to high heat brown shanks well. Place shanks on a plate and set aside.

  • 3.

    Add remaining oil and sauté onions and garlic until translucent. Add capsicum. Add tomato paste and cook off for a minute. Add mushrooms for a minute.

  • 4.

    Return the shanks and add remaining ingredients - passata, stock, sugar, cumin and sage. Lightly season with salt and freshly ground pepper.

  • 5.

    This can now be slow cooked with lid either in the oven on 160 degrees or stove top on lowest setting for about 3 hours or until lamb is almost falling off the bone.

  • 6.

    If necessary sauce can be thickened by mixing some flour and water to form a paste and breaking it down by adding casserole liquid before adding to casserole and stirring until sauce has thickened.

  • 7.

    Serve with mashed potato, baby carrots and green beans.

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Posted by Michael863Report
best part of the lamb
Posted by Report
Thank lamb shanks were yummy, very very tasty, also enjoyed a glass of chile Shiraz.
Will do this recipe lots in winter. .
Posted by Report
They looked soooooooooo good!!
Posted by Rosanna7Report
Here here I agree....yr cool
yr funny love ya.
Posted by EvansReport
so am I our house hold are Meat eaters