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Barbecued Pulled American Lamb Shank on Crusty Rolls

Barbecued Pulled American Lamb Shank on Crusty RollsRecipe courtesy of the American Lamb Board.

Recipe Ingredients:

2 tablespoons olive oil
4 American Lamb foreshanks
Salt and pepper to taste
2 yellow onions, sliced into 1/2-inch thick wedges
4 cups fat-free chicken broth
2 teaspoons dried leaf oregano leaves, crushed
3/4 cup prepared barbecue sauce
6 crusty rolls

Cooking Directions:

  1. In large skillet, heat oil over high heat. Pat shanks dry with paper towel. Season with salt and pepper. Brown shanks on all sides. Place in a roasting pan. Add onion, chicken broth, and oregano.
  2. Roast at 375°F (190°C) for 2 hours turning shanks every 30 minutes.
  3. When meat is done, remove from broth and cool. Strain broth, reserving onions. Reserve 1/4 cup of broth. Refrigerate or freeze remaining broth for use in soups or stews.
  4. Remove meat from bones; shred meat removing fat.
  5. In pan, combine pulled lamb, barbecue sauce, and 2 tablespoons to 1/4 cup reserved broth if needed. Heat, stirring to combine sauce and lamb.
  6. Split rolls and spoon on meat.

Makes 6 servings.

Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/6 of recipe): Calories: 510; Total Fat: 22g; Cholesterol: 135mg; Total Carbs: 33g; Fiber: 2g; Protein: 45g; Sodium: 1655mg.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of the American Lamb Board.