Lamb shanks in red wine gravy

Soft juicy lamb shanks cooked in a rich tomato and red wine gravy best served with mashed potato

Submitted by Claire Fenton

Lamb shanks in red wine gravy

Soft juicy lamb shanks cooked in a rich tomato and red wine gravy best served with mashed potato
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes


  • Up to 4 lamb shanks
  • 1 tin (400g) crushed tomatoes
  • 4-6 tablespoons of gravy powder
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic


  • Place the lamb shanks in the slow cooker
  • Mix all the other ingredients together and pour over shanks
  • Cook on low for at least 8hrs
  • Cooking longer than 8hrs will result in the meat sliding effortlessly off the bone

13 thoughts on “Lamb shanks in red wine gravy”

  1. Andrea Crocombe

    I loved it, very flavoursome and lovely thick sauce. I used 5 tablespoons of gravy powder, but next time I will try 4. The flavour can be varied depending on the wine you use; I had a beautiful Shiraz and will try other varieties in the future. I had a half leg of lamb and chopped up the leftovers and added that to the remaining sauce to freeze for future meals ?

  2. Helen Jennings

    I made this today with 1.6kg leg of lamb. I only used 4tbsp of gravy powder. Once I took the lamb out I added 2 more tablespoons of gravy powder to the liquid and blitzed it. Turned the SC onto warm and left it while waiting 10mins for the lamb to settle before serving. Absolutely amazing. Thank you to whoever shared this recipe.

  3. Tried this tonight for first time and it was so easy to make and was absolutely delicious!!! Meat fell off bone served with mashed potato. Definitely be doing this recipe again. Thanks

  4. Made this tonight, oh my gosh AHHHMAZING! My husband said it is the best meal I have ever cooked, which is a huge compliment coming from him as he is the chef in the family! I doubled the recipe to get loads of sauce but it really wasn’t necessary, ill freeze the rest of it for a bolagnaise sauce!

  5. Tracey Morrison

    I made this Sunday night and it was amazing. The recipe is so versatile you can add almost anything to it. I kept it simple and only added mushrooms and an extra 1/2 glass of red wine 🙂 The sauce I will add to pasta for dinner tonight and add some cooked chicken for a quick and easy meal. One very happy little camper.

  6. Made this tonight and it is yum!! I didn’t have any red wine so substituted with some beef stock. Will definitely be going on our regular rotation.

  7. 5 stars
    Tried this the other week and OMG! I don’t like lamb (but the rest of the fam love it) I was just going to have the sauce with mash but ended up have some lamb:) the only thing I did differently was added some fresh rosemary. It was amazing!!

  8. 5 stars
    Comfort food at its best. Full of deliciousness.
    Big hit with hubby. YUMMO 😋 he said giving it a 10/10.
    NOTE: I added 1 teaspoon dried thyme, sprigs of fresh rosemary. Cooked in my 3.5L Westinghouse sc fir 8 hours.

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