Lamb Shanks

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This is lovely & rich with the meat falling off the bone.

Submitted by Ange Marie

Lamb Shanks

This is lovely & rich with the meat falling off the bone.
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Serving: 2
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 6 hours
Total Time 6 hours 20 minutes


  • 2-4 lamb shanks
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 1 celery stalk, diced.
  • 1/4 cup capsicum, diced
  • 1/4 cup leeks, sliced
  • 1/4 cup cabbage, diced
  • 1/4 cup spinach, sliced (add before serving)
  • 5 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 2 sprigs rosemary
  • 2 tbsp roughly chopped oregano, fresh
  • 2 tbsp chopped garlic chives, fresh
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves, fresh
  • 3 tbsp roughly chopped parsley, fresh
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups liquid beef stock
  • 1/4 can diced tomatoes.
  • 2 tbsp pearl barley
  • 2 tbsp of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp sweet chilli sauce.
  • 1 tsp heap Vegetable Stock powder
  • 1 tsp heap gourmet stock power.
  • 1/4 tsp cracked pepper
  • Salt to taste


  • Season lamb shanks with salt & pepper.
  • Preheat slow cooker in browning mode set to sear.
  • Add some oil, add shanks & brown on all sides. Remove shanks.
  • Add the garlic, onion, carrot, celery & leeks cook till onion is just soft.
  • Add the rest of the ingredients bring to the boil add lamb shanks and any juices. Stir well & put lid on. Cook on low for 6-7 hrs.
  • Add spinach before serving.
  • If you want to thicken remove shanks, add spinach & set slow cooker on browning mode (sear).
  • Mix 1 tsp of cornflour with a little water add to the gravy, mix well and let it boil for about 1 min.
  • Serve on a bed of mash potatoes.
  • Garnish with chopped chillis or some garlic chives.
  • If using dry herbs halve the amount in the recipe.
  • This can be frozen
  • I used the Sunbeam secretchef slow cooker.

3 thoughts on “Lamb Shanks”

  1. Hi my slow cooker doesn’t have a browning mode. Also the ingredients say
    1 tsp heap Vegetable
    1 tsp heap gourmet stock power.
    Is it Vegetable stock & gourmet stock 1 tsp each or 1 of Vegetable gourmet stock powder?

  2. Hi Mish
    Sorry yes its 1 tsp heap of vegetable stock.
    And you can brown the shanks in a pan. After you have brown them remove them and pour some of the stock in the pan and bring to the boil to get all the yummy bits from the bottom of the pan & pour it into the slow cooker bowl.. It will add extra flavour..

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