Lamb Shanks with Tagliatelle

Lamb Shanks with Tagliatelle

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2 tbsp olive oil
2 lamb shanks, seasoned with salt and pepper
2 small onions, halved and thinly sliced
3-4 garlic cloves, thinly sliced
3/4 lb Italian sausage links, casings removed
2 tbsp fresh oregano, chopped
2 tbsp fresh basil, chopped
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup red wine
2 cans diced tomatoes
3 tbsp tomato paste
1 cup water
Salt and pepper
1 lb tagliatelle, cooked


Brown the lamb shanks in the olive oil, remove and set aside.  Saute the onions and garlic in the same pan/pot until soft.  Add the sausage meat, oregano and basil, then saute until the sausage meat is cooked.  Add the bay leaf and red wine and boil for 2 minutes.  Add the diced tomatoes, tomato paste, water, salt and pepper to taste, bring to a boil, then simmer for 1 1/2 – 2 hours until the shanks are very tender.  Serve with the tagliatelle.