Slow cooker lamb shank recipe

It may still be warm outside, but it definitely doesn’t feel like summer, so its time to bring out the slow cooker. I’ve already decided that this year I want to try and do more with the slow cooker than just repeatedly making beef casseroles, and first up for a try was a lamb shank recipe. This takes around 20 minutes prep time, 4.5 hrs in the slow cooker and serves 4.

For this you’ll need;

  • 1 carrot (finely diced)
  • 1 leek (finely diced)
  • 1 onion (finely diced)
  • 2 celery stalks (finely diced)
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • 4 sprigs of rosemary
  • 4 slices of prosciutto
  • 60g of tomato paste (1/4 cup)
  • 500ml of beef stock (2 cups)
  • 250ml red wine (1cup)
  • 90g olives (1/2 cup)
  • Handful of chopped parsley (to throw on at the end)

First finely dice all your veg up and place in the bottom of the slow cooker

Then cut 3 or 4 little slits into the meaty part of each lamb shank and insert some of the sliced garlic

Place a sprig of rosemary on each of the shanks and wrap with a slice of prosciutto, securing with a couple of toothpicks

Add the tomato paste, stock and wine, and a good pinch of salt (leave pepper till later in the cooking)

Put on ‘High’ for 4.5 hrs

About 10 minutes before the end of the cooking time add the sliced olives and the parsley, then serve with your side of choice, and enjoy.

Slow cooker lamb shank

Here is a photo of my version, it doesn’t have the olives as my other half isn’t keen on them so I left them out for her sake. I served mine with a side of turmeric mashed potato which looked neon in the kitchen lights!

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2 Responses to “Slow cooker lamb shank recipe”


  1. 1 Al January 16, 2012 at 9:22 pm

    Ba-a-a-a-d picture.

  2. 2 thethoughtherder January 17, 2012 at 12:50 am

    Ewe make a fair point


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