Recipe: Lamb Shanks with Polenta

To help Mums save time and feed the family healthy, homemade meals this season, Coles has released its winter mini-magazine, providing a little inspiration and a range of easy and great value recipe options, perfect for the whole family.

Coles’ hearty winter recipes are the ideal way to ensure your family enjoys a healthy, no-fuss meal without breaking the bank, no matter what your budget is.

Approximately $20.00 for a family of four



  • 4 You’ll Love Coles lamb shanks
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 1 carrot chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 tin You’ll Love Coles diced tomatoes
  • 1 cup Coles chicken stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Sprigs of fresh rosemary or thyme


Pre-heat oven to 160°. Place all the ingredients in a heavy casserole dish and bring to the boil on a stove. Put in oven and cook, covered, for one hour.

The lamb shanks are ready when it is falling off the bone.

Coles cooking tip:

If the meat requires further cooking, ensure there is enough liquid in the casserole dish. If not, stir in 1 cup of water and place back in oven.

Soft polenta


  • 250 g of coarse polenta
  • 100 g You’ll Love Coles butter
  • Grated parmesan
  • Sprigs of fresh rosemary or thyme
  • Salt


Bring to the boil 1.25 litres of water in a deep pot.

Add some salt and pour in coarse polenta whisking constantly.

Reduce the heat and cook for 40 minutes stirring occasionally.

Stir in You’ll Love Coles butter and finely grated parmesan. Check for saltiness and serve.

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Recipe courtesy of Coles


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