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Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

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Prep: 30 minutes Cook: 8 hours and 15 minutes Overnight Marinating.

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More effort


Serves 2

This one takes a bit of prep but the Lamb comes out of the slow cooker extremely tender and proper lush.

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  • 2 x Good quality Lamb Shanks (around 350 - 400 g each).
  • 1 Garlic ( 1/2 cloves crushed, Half left whole)
  • 4 x Sprigs of Fresh Rosemary
  • 2 x Finely Chopped Red Onions
  • 1 400g tin of chopped tomatoes
  • 150 Ml or Lamb Stock
  • 20 Ml of Balsamic Vinegar


  1. The night before, make some cut's in the Lamb shanks, drizzle the Lamb shanks with olive oil and coat with the crushed Garlic and 2 of the rosemary sprigs. Try and get the garlic into the groves. Leave in the Fridge overnight.

  2. The following morning. Place the onion, whole garlic cloves and remaining rosemary in the slow cooker. Add the tomatoes, vinegar, wine and stock. Season well with salt and pepper and stir well to mix together.

  3. Then, In a large frying pan, Brown the lamb shanks all over on a high heat, then add them to the slow cooker. Make sure that they are almost covered by the sauce.

  4. Cook in the slow cooker for around 8 hours. Once cooked, remove the Lamb shanks and reduce the remaining sauce to make a sort of gravy. Serve with mash potato's and green beans - proper lush.

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31st Mar, 2018
Hello! Did you make this with the wine if so how much? Thanks, olivia
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Laura Hill
28th Jan, 2018
Hello, I have a question about this recipe. It does not mention anything about wine in the ingredients,but in the method it says to add wine. Can anyone explain this please? Have anyone made this without adding wine. Many thanks. Laura
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