Dutch Oven Lamb Shanks

Dutch Oven Lamb Shanks to wow your family, friends and anyone else that you are sharing a meal with.

Dutch Oven Lamb Shanks

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time5 hrs
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Dutch Oven Lamb Shanks
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 494kcal
Author: Ned Adams
Cost: $30


  • 2.5 quart Dutch Oven


  • 3 lb lamb shank
  • 2 tbsp flour all purpose
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • cup chicken broth
  • 4 sprigs dill finely chopped
  • ½ medium onion sliced in half moons
  • 1 lemon thinly slicked and seeds picked out
  • 5 ounces feta cheese crumbled
  • 16 oz orzo pasta cooked according to package


  • Preheat oven to 200 degrees.
  • Season the lamb shanks with salt and pepper and dust with the flour, shaking off any excess.
  • In a 2.5 quart Dutch oven, heat olive oil.
  • Sear the lamb shanks on all sides over moderately high heat.
  • Add chicken broth and onion.
  • Add dill to all sides of lamb shanks and add to dutch oven.
  • Add sliced lemons to the Dutch oven and cover.
  • Bake for 4-5 hours until lamb is 165 degrees internal temperature.


Serve lamb shank over orzo pasta. 


Calories: 494kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 33g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 438mg | Potassium: 463mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 110IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 148mg | Iron: 3mg

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