Crock Pot Braised Lamb Shanks

Total Time
8hrs 10mins
Prep 10 mins
Cook 8 hrs

Very tender lamb with lots of delicate spices. Great over rice or couscous.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown lamb shanks under broiler to remove excess fat.
  2. Remove shanks from broiler and place in the bottom of crock pot.
  3. Mix together salt, pepper, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, paprika, lemon zest, tomato sauce and red wine.
  4. Pour over lamb shanks in crock pot.
  5. Sprinkle chopped onions and drained chickpeas over the top.
  6. Set crock pot on low for 8-10 hours.
  7. Serve lamb shanks on rice or couscous.
  8. Skim sauce of any fat, if serving.
Most Helpful

4 5

Yum!! Sue, I had to tweak the recipe a little. I did not change a thing about your gorgeous mix of spices. But I do not have a crock pot, so I did much the same thing -- by slow-roasting in the oven, for hours! The scents during the long baking time, as we came through the front door, were amazing! The only thing I would change -- and lift this to 5 stars -- would be to stir-fry all those gorgeous spices in a little oil, before using. I found that, however great it smelled, the true flavours did not actually feature in the final result only because the spices were not fried beforehand. But this is still a a great recipe! Thanks for a new idea to do shanks. We have this often, and this spicy recipe was really new to me! :-)

4 5

This was a little to tangy (tomato) for us. It wasn't bad, but it wasn't Wow! at least not for us anyway. It made a nice quick meal though.