Artichoke and Lamb Shanks Crock Pot Dinner

Total Time
7hrs 45mins
Prep 45 mins
Cook 7 hrs

This is a great dish to serve with rice, orzo pasta or polenta. It makes a good impression on guest and is easy to fix. To be really fancy sprinkle each serving with toasted pine nuts.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a 4 1/2 quart, or larger, electric crock pot, combine onion, bell pepper, celery, artichoke hearts,and olives.
  2. Rinse shanks and pat dry.
  3. Sprinkle all over with pepper.
  4. Place shanks in pot on top of vegetables.
  5. Add tomatoes with juice, add vinegar.
  6. Cover pot and cook until lamb is very tender.
  7. About 6-7 hours on low, less time on high.
  8. Remove shanks to a bowl and keep warm.
  9. Skim and discard fat from cooking liquid Turn crock pot to high.
  10. Mix cornstarch with 1 1/2 tablespoons water and pour into crock pot.
  11. Stir often until sauce bubbles (about 10 minutes).
  12. Spoon sauce and vegetables over lamb.
  13. Garnish with parsley.
Most Helpful

Love Lamb Love this recipe! I added 6 carrots for extra color, thanks for a really good recipe cheers Bergy

Bergy November 12, 2001

By 5 hours it needed some more cooking and by 7 hours it was falling of the bone and oh so tender and flavoursome and we all thoroughly enjoyed, served with Brie Mashed Potatoes made for a very satisfying and filling meal. Thank you Grace Cuderjahn, made for Name that Ingredient tag game.

I'mPat May 17, 2014

Amazingly good! I loved the flavor of the artichoke and olives together with the lamb. Only change I made was to use whole pitted olives and made with two shanks as a very generous meal in itself for two rather than serving over anything.

Peter J October 03, 2012