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Chocolate Lamb Shanks

Yields4 ServingsPrep Time10 minsCook Time1 hrTotal Time1 hr 10 mins

A pressure cooker cooks a bold meat dish in a surprisingly short time – perfect when you want a hearty meal after a busy day. We love these lamb shanks with a subtle hint of dark chocolate. Serve with crusty bread or your favourite sides.

Chocolate Lamb Shanks Recipe

 4 Lamb Hind Shanks
 3 tbsp Extra virgin olive oil
 1 onion diced
 3 Garlic cloves, crushed
 2 cups Beef stock
 1 cup Red wine
 1 tbsp Tomato Paste
 ¾ cup Chopped Tomatoes
 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar
 2 tsp Chilli powder, optional
 1 Cinnamon quill
 1 Red chilli, chopped (optional)
 ½ Orange, juice and grated zest
 20 g Dark chocolate, shaved
 Salt and pepper
 Serve with (optional): Crusty white bread

Add oil to a large deep frying pan over high heat. Sear the lamb shanks until browned, in batches, then set aside. Turn the heat down to medium, add extra oil if needed, then add onion and garlic to the pan. Sauté for 3-4 minutes, stirring often.


Place the lamb shanks in a pressure cooker bowl with bone sticking upward. Add the rest of the ingredients, so the lamb meat is covered. Cook for 45 minutes. The shanks will cook beautifully - meat easily pulls off the bone. If you are using a conventional slow cooker, cook on High for 4 hours or on Low for 8 hours.


Remove cinnamon quill then season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve with crusty white bread or your favourite sides.

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