Root Beer Braised American Lamb Shanks

Root Beer Braised American Lamb Shanks

Directions

  1. Season shanks with salt and pepper. In heavy-bottomed stainless steel pot over medium-high heat, heat 2 tablespoons oil.
  2. Brown shanks in batches, about 6 to 8 minutes.
  3. Transfer to a platter; reserve.
  4. Add 2 tablespoons oil, onions, carrots and garlic to pan; sauté until golden brown, about 6 to 8 minutes. Add butter; stir for 1 minute. Add tomato paste and flour; cook 2 to 3 minutes longer. Add root beer; deglaze pan. Add the broths, whole tomatoes, rosemary, mint and thyme.
  5. Return shanks to pan; dredge in sauce.
  6. Cover pan; bake at 325°F for 2-1/2 hours or until shanks are tender.
  7. Remove shanks; keep warm.
  8. In a blender, puree liquid and vegetables until smooth. Place in a saucepan; whisk in butter.
  9. Transfer shanks to platter; spoon sauce over.
  10. Serve Root Beer Braised American Lamb Shanks topped with fried onions on olive oil mashed potatoes.