Makes: 6 servings
Prep: 20 mins
Cook: 2 hrs 30 mins
- 1 3 1/2 - 4 pound trimmed lamb shoulder, cut into 2-inch chunks
- Salt and pepper
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 cup white wine
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup tomato paste
- 1 cup red wine
- 1 cup chicken broth
- 3 sprigs fresh thyme, plus more for garnish
- Season the lamb with salt and pepper. In a large dutch oven, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Working in batches, add the lamb and cook, turning occasionally, until browned, about 10 minutes; transfer to a plate.
- Add 1/2 cup white wine to the pot, scraping up any browned bits. Add the onion and garlic and cook until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the tomato paste, the remaining 1/2 cup white wine, the red wine, chicken broth and 3 sprigs thyme. Return the lamb and any juices to the pot and bring to a boil. Lower the heat to medium-low, cover and simmer until the lamb is tender and the sauce has thickened, 2 to 2 1/2 hours. Garnish with more thyme sprigs.