½ pound dried white beans
(cannellini or navy)
4 lamb shanks (about ¾ to 1 pound each)
1 teaspoon kosher salt
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 tablespoon unsalted butter
1 medium onion, peeled and chopped
1 medium carrot, peeled and chopped
1 celery stalk, chopped
4 garlic cloves, chopped
1 teaspoon herbes de Provence
¹∕³ cup dry red wine
1 can (28 ounces) plum tomatoes, drained well and roughly chopped
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 bay leaf
Nutritional information per serving (based on 6 servings):
Calories 781 (22% from fat) • carb. 56g • pro. 89g • fat 19g • sat. fat 6g
• chol. 240mg • sod. 585mg • calc. 209mg • fiber 12g
Soak beans overnight or at least 8 hours in water to cover by 3 inches. Drain and pick over beans and rinse. Place the beans in the ceramic pot of the Cuisinart® Slow Cooker.
Trim the lamb shanks of as much visible fat and silver skin as possible. Season them with ½ teaspoon of the salt and ½ teaspoon of the pepper. Heat olive oil and butter in a 12-inch Cuisinart® sauté pan over medium-high heat. When hot add the seasoned lamb shanks and brown well on all sides. Remove and reserve. Reduce heat to low and add chopped onion, carrot, and celery; cook over low heat until vegetables are softened, about 3 to 4 minutes. Add the chopped garlic, remaining salt and pepper and the herbes de Provence and sauté for an additional 2 minutes. Stir in the red wine, scraping any brown bits that may have accumulated on the bottom of the pan with a wooden spoon. Finally, stir in the chopped tomatoes and the tomato paste – stir the vegetable/tomato mixture together with the beans. Tuck the bay leaf and the browned lamb shanks into the mixture. Transfer to
Cover and press the on/off button to turn the unit on. Set time to 8 hours and press Low; slow cooker will automatically switch to Warm when cooking time has elapsed. Remove lamb shanks and degrease as necessary. Taste and adjust season- ings accordingly. Serve one lamb shank per person, or remove the meat from the bones and serve up to 6 diners.
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