Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

I have really been enjoying using my slow cooker to make a bunch of amazing recipes, some of which include Slow Cooker Cashew Chicken, Slow Cooker Osso Bucco and Slow Cooker Beef Pot Roast. When I first bought my slow cooker back in 2012, it stayed unused in the cupboard for more than 12 months. These days I cook with it 1-2 times per week. I am certainly making up for lost time. Today's recipe - Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks - is a beauty. Lamb Shanks may feature prominently on the menu of many great restaurants, but they are fairly easy to make at home, especially when using a slow cooker. You will find when using the slow cooker that the meat will be literally falling off the bone once it has finished cooking. I have included two methods with this recipe, the first is my preferred method and involves an extra 30 minutes of prep time. The second method is perfect if you do not have time to do the prep and you basically throw everything straight into the slow cooker. Hope you enjoy my latest slow cooker recipe.
30 minutes
7 hours
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This is our estimate based on online research.
Fat:54 g
Carbohydrates:33 g
Protein:137 g
Calculated per serving.

Serves: 2

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Note, these instructions are written assuming the standard serving size, since you have modified the number of servings, these steps may need to be modified for best results
  1. Heat 2 tablespoons of coconut oil on a large fry pan on moderate high heat and brown shanks for approximately 10 minutes, turning regularly. Place shanks in slow cooker
  2. Turn fry pan heat to medium and heat 1 tablespoon coconut oil. Add onion, garlic, carrot and celery and cook until softened, approximately 5 - 8 minutes
  3. Add tomato paste and stir through for approximately 1 minute
  4. Add stock, tomato and herbs and bring to the boil
  5. Add to the shanks in the slow cooker and cook for 6-7 hours on low heat.
  6. Remove the shanks and cover to keep warm. Turn the slow cooker heat to high and cook liquid, uncovered for approximately 30 - 60 minutes or until thickened slightly
  7. Serve and enjoy


Quick & Easy Method (great if you are short on prep time) - Season lamb shanks with salt and pepper and place in the slow cooker - Place the remaining ingredients in the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 hours. - Serve and enjoy

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  1. marnigal
    August 28, 2015

    This recipe looks awesome and I’m currently at the end of preparing it; I’ve re-read the instructions several and I can’t see anywhere what to do with the arrowroot flour. Am I that tired and keep missing it lol?

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