Best ever Lamb Shanks

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Best ever Lamb Shanks

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Serving: 6
Prep Time 40 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 40 minutes


  • 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


  • 1. 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)
  • 2. Add and cook onions till soft then add the mushrooms, garlic and cook a further 2-3 minutes
  • 3. Add the remaining ingredients, stir and cook a further couple of minutes
  • 4. 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
  • **note: After a few hours, I continue to spoon off any excess fat that rises to the top.
  • this 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.

6 thoughts on “Best ever Lamb Shanks”

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

  2. 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!

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

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