Best ever Lamb Shanks

Best ever Lamb Shanks


October 31, 2014

  • Prep: 40 mins
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yields: 6


6 meaty Lamb Shanks

600 - 800g button mushrooms, thinly sliced

4 red onions sliced, sliced

6 – 8 garlic cloves – crushed

4 – 400g tins of tomatoes, chopped

2/3 cup of tomato paste

2/3 cup sundried tomatoes , chopped

1 cup of Masala/Sweet Sherry (any sweet fortified wine will do)

3 - 4 Massell beef stock cubes

2 cups of red wine

4 sprigs rosemary, finely chopped


11. Sear lamb shanks in a couple of tablespoons of oil ensure they are well browned Remove from pan and set aside (my Breville SC has a searing pan which makes this nice and easy)

22. Add and cook onions till soft then add the mushrooms, garlic and cook a further 2-3 minutes

33. Add the remaining ingredients, stir and cook a further couple of minutes

44. Place shanks and cooked liquid to your slow cooker. Cover with the lid and cook on low for 8-10 hours or on high for 5-6 hours

5**note: After a few hours, I continue to spoon off any excess fat that rises to the top.

6this is just so yummy served on a pile of tasty mash of potato and kumara (NZ sweet potato) to mop up all the tasty goodness.

Submitted by Murray


6 Reviews


April 21, 2018

an Aussie alternative to Masala is Boronia all ‘uovo – under $10.00 at Dan Murphys – was not referring to Masala spice mix

Why not halve the recipe to suit yourself?
Or why not choose another of the many shank recipes that use only 2-3 for example.

And FYI I have several that would fit 6 in

I’m sorry if your small size bothers you Tony 😉


March 9, 2018

What size cooker will hold 6 lamb shanks? Why not give the recipe for 2 or 3 lamb shanks?


June 7, 2017

Hi there,

Could you please specify: 1 cup of Masala/Sweet Sherry – is it 1 cup of Masala spices mixed with sweet sherry?

Thank you!


June 11, 2016

It’s 4 tins


May 21, 2016

I’m looking at cooking this on Monday and was wondering if that is 4x 400gms tins of tomato ? or just 1?

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