Rich Gravy Lamb Shanks

Submitted by Geoff A Williams

Rich Gravy Lamb Shanks

Lamb Shanks in Rich Gravy Sauce
5 from 6 votes
Serving: 2
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 30 minutes
Servings 2


  • 2 lamb shanks
  • I carrot diced
  • 2 onions chopped
  • 4 cloves chopped garlic(or to your taste)
  • 1 Can diced tomatoes
  • 1Tbs Worcestershire sauce
  • 1Tbs Soy Sauce
  • 1Tbs Oyster sauce
  • 1cup beef stock
  • 1/2 cup red wine
  • 2Tbs gravy powder mixed in 1 cup water
  • 2 sprigs fresh Rosemary torn off stem
  • Small amount fresh thyme


  • Brown shanks in oil in pan, remove and place in slow cooker.
  • Cook onion, carrot and garlic in meat juices in pan until onion translucent. Place on top of shanks in slow cooker.
  • Pour wine into pan and heat to loosen leftovers from meat and onion etc, and pour over top of shanks.
  • Add can of tomatoes and stock to slow cooker.
  • Mix gravy powder with water, add Soy, Worcestershire and Oyster sauces. Pour over shanks.
  • Add rosemary and thyme and cook on low for 8 hours or until meat is tender.
  • I removed the shanks after 8 hours and put them in the oven to keep warm while I thickened the gravy with a bit of corn flour mixed in water.
  • Obviously this has to be served with mashed potato!!

8 thoughts on “Rich Gravy Lamb Shanks”

  1. Cooked this with 5 lamb shanks and there was more than enough gravy for them. Nice flavour. But took quite a bit to thicken. Could have been due to having cooking more shanks. Elderly neighbour loved it. Would make this again for sure.

  2. Really lovely. Changed some of the measurements as I had 4 lamb shanks and needed less liquid so I didn’t overflow my cooker. We also used a redwine sauce mix (masterfoods).
    The meat fell right off the bone and it was delightful to eat. Served with mash potato aswell.

  3. Didn’t realise I needed to prepare things on a fry pan prior to slow cooking, but that’s ok!
    I was a bit worried it was going to be over powered by the tomato, but it was a nice balance and suited hubby and I and our preferences 🙂 will make it again!

  4. 5 stars
    My husband loves lamb shanks and I have cooked them a million times over the years using all sorts of recipes and he said these are the best yet so thank you so very much. ???

  5. 5 stars
    Made this recipe today and we thoroughly enjoyed it. More sauce than we needed, but will have over lamb chops tomorrow.

  6. 5 stars
    YUMMMMMMMMMMMY WOW love this recipe I added some mushrooms to mine and tripled the garlic (garlic always measured with the heart) had to thicken gravey served with mash and steamed veg would give this a score of 15 out of 10

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