Putting the lamb shanks in the smoker really adds an extra layer of taste that only smoke can add. They respond well to slow, gentle braising in aromatic liquid, emerging moist and fork-tender.

  • Prep time:less than 30 mins
  • Cooking time:over 2 hours


  • 4 Lamb Shanks
  • 1 TBS Salt
  • 1 TBS Pepper
  • 2 TBS Cooking Oil
  • 1 Large Onion - coarsely chopped
  • 1 Large Carrot - cut into thick slices
  • 4 Garlic cloves finely minced
  • 1 can crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/2 cup of broth
  • 1 1/2 cup of wine


  1. Preheat your pellet smoker of internal temparture to 300°F.
  2. Season the lamb shanks with salt and pepper.
  3. Place the lamb shanks on a pan and add the sliced carrots, chopped onion, garlic, canned crushed tomatoes, chicken broth and wine.
  4. Braise lamb shanks until the internal temperature reaches 200 °F. This whole cook will take about 3-4 hours.
  6. Baste the shanks periodically with their own juices to keep adding that flavor and avoid drying them out.