Red Wine Lamb Shanks With Mashed Potatoes


Chloe Harris

Posted April 5, 2022 (Last updated April 5, 2022)



Total Time

2hrs 20mins



If you’re craving a little comfort food, Red Wine Lamb Shanks with Mashed Potatoes cooked in your Instant Pot Pro Plus hits the spot. The tender, fall-off-the-bone lamb is cooked in a rich, deeply flavored red ...


  • Potato icon
    Potato800 gpeeled, quartered
  • Shallot icon
    Shallot190 gdiced
  • Mushrooms icon
    Mushrooms140 ghalved
  • Carrot icon
    Carrot2cut into chunks
  • Garlic clove icon
    Garlic clove4halved
  • Salt icon
    Salt1 ½ teaspoons
  • Water icon
    Wateras needed
  • Salted butter icon
    Salted butter2 tablespoons
  • Milk icon
    Milk4 tablespoons
  • Salt & pepper icon
    Salt & pepperas needed
  • Lamb shank icon
    Lamb shank3
  • Oil icon
    Oil1 tablespoon
  • Fresh rosemary icon
    Fresh rosemary4 sprigs
  • Red wine icon
    Red wine350 ml
  • Tomato paste icon
    Tomato paste140 g
  • Beef stock cube icon
    Beef stock cube1
  • Water icon
    Water250 ml
  • Corn flour icon
    Corn flour1 tablespoon
  • Water icon
    Water1 tablespoon

  • 1. Add the potatoes to the inner pot, add in water until the potatoes are just covered and season the water with salt
  • 2. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot Pro Plus
  • 3. Pressure Cook on Max for 6 mins, then allow for quick steam release
  • 4. Once all the pressure has been released, drain the potatoes and add them to a mixing bowl
  • 5. Add the butter, milk, salt and pepper and using a stick blender, blend until smooth
  • 6. Taste and add more salt, pepper or butter if needed
  • 7. Cover and leave to the side until needed
  • 8. Pat the lamb shanks dry and season with salt and pepper on both sides
  • 9. Quickly rinse and dry the inner pot
  • 10. Add oil to the inner pot
  • 11. Pre-heat the inner pot on Sauté for 40 mins
  • 12. Once the Instant Pot Pro Plus has finished pre-heating, add in the lamb shanks and brown for 4 mins on each side
  • 13. Once the shanks have been browned remove them from the inner pot and place them back on the cutting board
  • 14. Add shallots to the inner pot and Sauté for 3 mins while stirring until they have softened
  • 15. Add the remaining vegetables to the inner pot
  • 16. Sauté for 2 mins
  • 17. Carefully add wine, tomato paste, stock cube, salt and water to the inner pot and mix well
  • 18. Simmer for 2 more minutes
  • 19. Add the lamb shanks with some fresh rosemary and turn the shanks in the sauce so they get a light coating
  • 20. Secure the lid on the Instant Pot Pro Plus
  • 21. Pressure Cook on Max for 60 mins, then allow for Natural release 15 mins, then Quick Release the remaining pressure
  • 22. When all pressure has been released carefully remove the lid of the Instant Pot Pro Plus
  • 23. Gently remove the delicate lamb shanks and place them in a large bowl or dish
  • 24. Place a colander over a clean large bowl and strain the remaining of your sauce to remove the vegetables
  • 25. Mix cornflour and water in a small bowl
  • 26. Pour the sauce and corn flour mixture back into the inner pot and Sauté for 2 mins to thicken the sauce
  • 27. While sauce is thickening, reheat your mashed potato in the microwave or on the stove for 2-4 mins
  • 28. Dollop a generous portion of mashed potato in each serving bowl, top with the cooked lamb and then a ladle full of the sauce from the inner pot

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