Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks
Want to enjoy more lamb but find it's just too expensive? Lamb shanks are a great option! While they aren't the cheapest cut of meat in general, they are a great way to enjoy lamb that won't break the bank. You really can't go wrong with slow cooked lamb shanks. Serve with mash and steamed veggies for a satisfying meal.
Recipe Tester Feedback: "Chuck these lamb shanks on in the morning and come home to a delicious lamb stew. We enjoyed it!" - Nicki
No: Gluten / Dairy / Egg / Nuts
Preparation Time 10 minutes
Cooking Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Can be frozen
- garlic cloves - 3, peeled
- onions - 2, large, peeled and quartered
- bacon - 3 rashers, roughly chopped
- olive oil - 1 Tbsp
- beef stock - 600g, full flavoured
- Worcestershire sauce - 20g (*ensure GF if required; make your own with the Worcestershire Sauce recipe from The Make Your Own Subscriber Only Bonus Issue)
- olive oil - 2 Tbsp
- lamb shanks - 4, large, trimmed
- mushrooms - 200g, button
- carrots - 2, large, peeled and chopped thinly
- celery - 2, in sticks, chopped thinly
- onions - 2, peeled and sliced
- fresh thyme - 2-3 sprigs
- fresh rosemary - 2-3 sprigs
- potato - mashed, to serve
- Place garlic cloves (3), onions (2) and bacon (3 rashers) into the bowl. Chop Speed 7 / 3 seconds. Scrape down sides.
- Add oil (1 Tbsp only) to the bowl. Program 6 minutes / 110C* / Speed 2.
- Add beef stock (600g), tomatoes (400g tin) and Worcestershire sauce (20g), salt and pepper to the bowl. Program 20 minutes / 80C / Speed 2. Place internal steaming basket on the lid to prevent spatters.
- While the sauce is cooking, heat frying pan to high heat and add olive oil (2 Tbsp).
- Once the oil is hot, brown the lamb shanks (4) on all sides.
- Place browned shanks, mushrooms (200g), carrots (2), celery sticks (2) and onions (2) into the slow cooker bowl.
- Layer thyme (2-3 sprigs) and rosemary (2-3 sprigs) over the meat and vegetables.
- Pour sauce over and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 6 hours, or until meat is tender and falls off the bone.
- Serve over mashed potato (see the recipe in the Sausage and Potato Pies recipe) with some of the sauce. Feel free to mix up some of the sauce with some cornflour if you prefer a thicker sauce.
*If your machine does not go above 100C, set to Steaming Temperature which is usually between 110-115C. Please refer to your user manual for correct information for the appropriate setting for your machine.