OK...so yes, this is way fancier than your average game day food. I will give you that. I just got such a craving for lamb shanks one night and had to make them so I came up with this recipe on the first try. (Sometimes recipe testing necessitates making a dish more than once to get it right). In this case, this dish came out mouth-wateringly delicious on the first go (mic drop!) and I'm sticking with it!
*If you prefer a shorter cooking period, cook for 90 minutes at 325°.