The best ever slow cooked lamb shanks.

The other night we had lamb shanks for tea. I’ve made them a few times before, sometimes in the slow cooker, sometimes in a casserole dish in the oven. I love them. This time they turned out better than ever. Here’s my recipe:


  • 1 large brown onion 
  • 2 cloves of garlic
  • 2 carrots
  • 2 celery stalks
  • half a sweet potato
  • 1 can of whole peeled tomatoes
  • 1 tablespoon of tomato paste
  • 1/2 cup beef broth (I used chicken cause I didn’t have any beef, and it still worked out well)
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • sprig of parsley and oregano
  • rind of half a lemon
  • 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 bay leaf
  • pinch of salt and pepper


  1. Cut up onion, garlic, sweet potato, carrot and celery and place on bottom of slow cooker. 
  2. Place lamb shanks on top of vegetables.
  3. Process tomato, broth, wine, herbs and spices (all other ingredients) in food processor until chunky sauce is formed.
  4. Pour over shanks and veggies in slow cooker.
  5. Cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.
  6. Serve on a bed of quinoa.




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