Lamb Stew with Mashed Potato Crust

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Prep Time: 40 min.
Cook Time: 3 hr. 20 min.
Total: 4 hr.
Any stresses in your life will scurry away after consuming this ultimate comfort food.


  • 3 lamb shanks
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup chile powder
  • 1 Tbs kosher salt
  • 1 Tbs black pepper, cracked
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1 cup onions, diced
  • 1 cup celery, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 6 cloves garlic
  • 1 cup white wine
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 2 sprigs thyme
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Mashed Potatoes4 Yukon gold potatoes, peeled and quartered
  • 3 cups heavy cream
  • 4 oz unsalted butter
  • 6 cloves roasted garlic, pureed
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  • Mix together flour, chile powder, salt, and pepper. Roll lamb shanks in this flour mixture.
  • In a large roasting pan, heat oil and sear shanks.
  • Add onions, celery, carrots, and garlic; continue to sear.
  • Add wine, broth, thyme, rosemary, and bay leaves. Bring to a boil; reduce to a simmer and cover.
  • Cook for 2 hours and 15 minutes, turning shanks occasionally, until meat is very tender. Pull meat from the bone; continue to simmer over low heat until stew thickens slightly.
  • Strain the sauce from the bottom of the pan and reduce by half. Add back; cool.
  • Put lamb stew in oven safe bowl; top with warm mashed potatoes (recipe below).
  • Bake at 375°F for approximately 15 minutes, until stew bubbles over the side and potatoes are golden brown.
  • Mashed PotatoesIn a small pot, boil potatoes until fork slides out of potatoes easily. While potatoes are boiling, in a separate pan, heat cream and butter until hot. Do not boil.
  • Drain water from potatoes; place potatoes in mixer with paddle attachment.
  • Add 1 cup cream mixture; mix until blended. Slowly add garlic cloves and remaining cream while mixer is on medium speed. Add salt and pepper to taste.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 405
  Calories from Fat 236 (58%)
(41%) Total Fat 27g
(68%) Saturated Fat 14g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 10g
(33%) Cholesterol 98mg
(34%) Sodium 825mg
(19%) Potassium 675mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
(15%) Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(33%) Protein 16g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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