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Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks


Recipe Info

  • Servings : 6
  • Cook Time : 6:08 h
  • Ready In : 6:08 h

The ultimate comfort food, this recipe makes the lamb tender and succulent.


  • Slow-Cooked-Lamb-Shanks
  • salt and pepper, to season
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 2 tbsps olive oil
  • 2 cloves of garlic, finely chopped
  • 1 onion, sliced
  • 1⁄2 cup red wine
  • 1 large carrot, chopped
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 celery stick, chopped
  • 400g canned tomatoes, diced
  • 1⁄2 cup mushrooms, sliced
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 3-4 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1-2 cups beef stock


Step 1

In a shallow dish combine the flour, salt and pepper. Roll the lamb shanks in the flour mixture to coat, shake o any excess. In a large, deep frying pan, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add the lamb shanks and cook, in batches, for 4-5 minutes or until browned all over then transfer to a plate and set aside.

Step 2

Heat the remaining oil in the pan and then cook the garlic and onion, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until softened.

Step 3

Add in the red wine, scraping the bottom of the pan for any brown bits and bring to a boil until liquid reduces by half.

Step 4

Place the lamb shanks in a slow cooker and then add the carrot, pepper celery, tomatoes, mushrooms, rosemary and thyme.

Step 5

Pour the wine mixture in the slow cooker and add enough beef stock to cover the lamb shanks and vegetables. Cook, covered, on low for 6-8 hours, or until the lamb shanks become very tender.

Step 6

Garnish with fresh basil and serve with mashed potato, if desired.

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