Shawn's Quality Meats & Smokehouse Shawn's Quality Meats & Smokehouse

Barbecue Pulled American Lamb Shank on Crusty Rolls

6 servings
Preparation time: 25 minutes
Cook time: 2 hours

  • 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 oregano leaves, crushed
  • 3/4 cup prepared barbecue sauce
  • 6 crusty rolls
  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.
  2. Place in a roasting pan. Add onion, chicken broth, and oregano. Roast at 375ºF 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. 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.
  5. Split rolls and spoon on meat.

Nutrition per serving

510 calories, 45 g protein, 33 g carbohydrate, 22 g total fat (38% calories from fat), 135 mg cholesterol, 2 g fiber, 1655 mg sodium, 9 mg niacin, 0.20 mg vitamin B6, 3 mcg vitamin B12, 4 mg iron, 10 mg zinc.

Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board