Instant Pot Lamb Shanks with Gravy

There’s nothing more comforting than a hearty dish of lamb shanks for winter nights… These lamb shanks are cooked in a generous amount of broth and red wine alongside the spices.

Instant Pot Lamb Shanks with Gravy
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Lamb Shanks with Gravy, red wine
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 53 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 8 minutes
Servings: 3
  • 3 lamb shanks
  • 1/4 cup olive oil divided
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 green chili pepper sliced
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp smoked paprika
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 2 sticks cinnamon
  • to taste salt
  • 3 medium carrots peeled and chopped roughly
  • 1 medium onion chopped roughly
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups red wine
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 2 tbsp water
  • In large bowl, add the lamb, 2 tablespoons of oil, garlic, chili pepper, oregano, paprika, cumin seeds and cinnamon sticks and mix to coat well.
  • Refrigerate to marinate from about 30 minutes or up to overnight.
  • Remove the lamb from bowl, reserving marinade.
  • Place the remaining oil in the Instant Pot and select “Sauté”. Then add the shanks and sear for about 2 minutes per side or until browned completely.
  • Add the reserved marinade and cook for about 1 minute per side.
  • Add the carrots and onion and cook for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the red wine and scrape the brown bits from the bottom of pat.
  • Cook for about 10 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and stir in the broth.
  • Secure the lid and turn to “Seal” position.
  • Cook on “Manual” with “High Pressure” for about 30 minutes.
  • Press “Cancel” and carefully do a natural release for about 10 minutes and then, do a quick release.
  • Remove the lid and with tongs, transfer the lamb shanks onto a platter.
  • Through a fine mesh strainer, strain the broth mixture, discarding solids.
  • In a bowl, dissolve cornstarch into water.
  • Select “Sauté” and return the strained liquid into the pot.
  • Add cornstarch mixture, stirring continuously and cook for about 2-3 minutes or until desired thickness of gravy.
  • Pour gravy over lamb shanks and serve.
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4 thoughts on “Instant Pot Lamb Shanks with Gravy

  1. I always find it difficult to make lamb shanks, so I used to order them from my favourite restaurant. I tried this recipe of lamb shanks for the first time and the shanks came out so delicious and mouthwatering. Everyone loved it and asked for more. Thanks for the best recipe!

    1. I’m so glad that you liked the recipe! Previously, I also used to order them from restaurants. But, then I tried them myself and they came out perfect. My wife really loves them!

  2. Hi! Can you tell me a tip for meal prep for these lamb shanks? If I could prepare this a week before, then can I cook it after a week without spoiling it?

    1. One way to meal prep easily, which I think is the best way is to marinate the lamb shanks completely and freeze them in a Ziploc bag. Then cook according to the given instructions in the IP whenever you want to eat them. Second way is to freeze the cooked lamb shanks and then reheat before eating.

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