Slow Cooked French Onion Lamb Shanks


April 7, 2016

Slow Cooked French Onion Lamb Shanks 5 0 5 7
  • Prep: 5 hrs
  • Cook: 5 hrs 5 mins
  • 5 hrs

    5 hrs 5 mins

    10 hrs 5 mins

  • Yields: 4 serves


4 lamb shanks

1 brown onion

1 cup Beef Stock

1 pkt French onion soup mix

2 tablespoons tomato sauce

1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

2 carrots cubed.


1Place all in slow cooker

2Cook on high for 4-5 hours

3Leave lid off for last 15 minutes to reduce liquid.

4Serve with cheese and parsley mashed potato's

54 potato's boiled and mashed

61 handful tasty cheese

71 tablespoon finely chopped parsley

82 tablespoons thickened cream

9Mix mix until smooth and creamy.

Submitted by Gail Burge


15 Reviews

Andrea Bonnar

March 16, 2018

I made this recipe the other day, deeeelish! I used a tsp of powdered beef stock instead of liquid stock , a can of chopped tomatoes, a clove of garlic and two tiny red chillies, it was a hit. And the gravy on mashed potatoes is super yum, thanks for an easy shanks recipe


September 1, 2017

I love this recipe and so did the whole family! So easy to throw together too. I use beef instead of lamb shanks and serve on mashed potato. Thanks for sharing! 🙂


July 16, 2017

This was a real winner!! Followed the recipe except for the carrots and thickened the sauce with 3 tablespoons of instant chicken gravy with 30min to go. Delicious!!

Terry dodds

July 15, 2017

Could i use french onion tin soup in this as i cant find pkt one

Robynne Dare

July 13, 2017

We had this for dinner last week and it was very yummy with lots of flavour… So this week my dad asked if you could use Turkey legs. We had it for dinner tonight with Turkey legs and the only ingredient i changed was the Beef stock to Chicken stock and was yummy… I’m not a fan of turkey as i find it too dry but this just fell apart…. Only problem with turkey is that it is also very filling….


June 3, 2017

This recipe is excellent. The sauce has a lovely flavour and it’s a very affordable family meal.

Thank you Gail

Ann S

May 7, 2017

Loved this.
I used gravy flour to thicken the cooking liquid into a gravy and added an extra slug of wostershire sauce and tomato sauce.
Easy recipe as I always have these ingredients in the pantry.

I would do so Lesley, lamb shanks are very tolerable to long times cooking, but be sure to cook on LOW not high 🙂


August 17, 2016

Hi,I am just wondering whether I could cook these for 8 and a bit hours as I will be at work all day?


August 2, 2016

Omg they were amazing will be cooking again

That’s all 🙂
The shanks will release heaps


July 18, 2016

Hi just wondering if the 1 cup of beef stock is the only liquid in this recipe? Just doesn’t seem enough liquid to cook properly? Not wanting to stuff it up! 🙂

The oily nature of lamb could make them a little oily but give it a go I say 🙂


June 1, 2016

Curious, could throwing in other veggies as well as the carrots work too? I’ve got a fussy toddler to feed and veggies always end up on the floor haha.


May 12, 2016

Whole family loves this one!

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