Lamb Shanks Pressure Cooker Recipe – So Tender It Falls Off The Bone

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This Lamb Shanks recipe is the ultimate comfort food, the tender meat coated in a rich sauce, there’s nothing better for an evening meal.

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Lamb Shanks Pressure Cooker Dish

We make our lamb shanks in a pressure cooker because it’s quick and produces very tender meat.

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We use very low-carb ingredients with no sugar added to keep this recipe keto-friendly and very rich in flavor.

Tender lamb shanks

Tender Lamb Shanks

This Lamb Shanks Pressure Cooker recipe is the ultimate comfort food! The tender meat coated in a rich sauce, there's nothing better for an evening meal.
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Course: Dinner
Cuisine: Greek, Italian
Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 1 hr
Cooling: 20 mins
Total Time: 1 hr 15 mins
Servings: 2 serves
Calories: 588kcal
Author: Gerri

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 2.5 pounds lamb shanks 4 shanks
  • 2 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 1 medium onion diced
  • 2 sticks celery diced
  • 2 tablespoons Rosemary fresh
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup lamb broth
  • 14 ounce diced tomatoes

Instructions

  • Place your pressure cooker over high heat and add half of the olive oil.
  • Brown the shanks and set aside.
  • Add the remaining oil to the pressure cooker and add the garlic, onion, celery and rosemary. Saute until fragrant.
  • Add the salt, pepper and Lamb Broth, mix well, Then add the diced tomatoes.
  • Return the shanks to the pressure cooker and ensure they are coated in the sauce.
  • Place the lid on the cooker and set to high pressure. Cook for 50 minutes.
  • Turn off the heat and allow to the cooker to depressurize for 15 minutes.
  • Remove the lid and take the shanks from the sauce, set aside and cover with foil to keep warm.
  • Place the pressure cooker over high heat for 10 minutes to reduce the sauce.
  • Serve your shanks with a side of Buttery Cauliflower Mash.

Nutrition

Serving: 410g | Calories: 588kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 51g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 160mg | Sodium: 1666mg | Potassium: 1108mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 470IU | Vitamin C: 25.2mg | Calcium: 123mg | Iron: 6.5mg

If you can’t cook your lamb shanks in a pressure cooker you can also make them in a slow cooker or in the oven.

How to Make Lamb Shanks in the Slow Cooker 

After browning your shanks place them in your slow cooker.

At step 5 in the recipe card below, place all the ingredients into the slow cooker put on the lid, and cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours.

Keto Lamb Shanks Oven instructions

Preheat your oven to 160C/320F. After browning the lamb shanks place them into a deep roasting pan.

At step 5 in the recipe card below, pour the ingredients over the shanks, cover tightly with foil, and bake in the oven for 1 ½ – 2 hours.

Lamb Shanks Ingredients

  • ¼ cup of Olive Oil
  • 2 ½-3 pounds (4 pieces) of Lamb Shanks
  • 2 cloves of Garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 medium Onion, diced
  • 2 sticks of Celery, diced
  • 2 tablespoons of Rosemary, fresh
  • 1 teaspoon of Salt
  • ½ teaspoon of Pepper
  • 1 cup of Lamb Broth
  • 14 ounce tin of Diced Tomatoes
lamb shanks pressure cooker recipe
Lamb Shanks Pressure Cooker Recipe

How To Make Keto Lamb Shanks In The Pressure Cooker

  1. Place your pressure cooker over high heat and add half of the olive oil.
  2. Brown the shanks and set aside.
  3. Add the remaining oil to the pressure cooker and add garlic, onion, celery, and rosemary.
  4. Saute until fragrant.
  5. Add the salt, pepper, and Lamb Broth, mix well, Then add the diced tomatoes.
  6. Return the shanks to the pressure cooker and ensure they are coated in the sauce.
  7. Place the lid on the cooker and set it to high pressure. Cook for 50 minutes.
  8. Turn off the heat and allow the cooker to depressurize for 15 minutes.
  9. Remove the lid and take the shanks from the sauce, set aside, and cover with foil to keep warm.
  10. Place the pressure cooker over high heat for 10 minutes to reduce the sauce.
  11. Serve your shanks with a side of Buttery Cauliflower Mash.

To make your keto lamb shanks In the slow cooker follow all the instructions except place the ingredients in a slow cooker for 8 hours on low instead of a pressure cooker.

This Lamb Shanks Pressure Cooker recipe makes 4 serves. The serving size will depend on how large your shanks are.

The Lamb Shanks can be stored in the fridge for up to 1 week, or frozen for up to 3 months.

If you want to make a larger batch of Low Carb Lamb Shanks, simply adjust the serving amounts above.

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