Crock Pot Lamb Shanks

READY IN: 8hrs 20mins
Recipe by Peter J

Modified version of a recipe I found on the 'net that I thought turned out great. Apart from a few small changes to seasoning the original recipe called for a cup of wine rather than beer, sometimes I feel with tomato that makes things a bit rich when slow-cooked and I thought the beer substitution worked well. If you don't want to use beer try a cup of beef stock instead of the stock powder / beer. Also whole garlic cooked this way doesn't taste strong at all, if you want it to have a strong garlic taste you'd need to crush some of it.

Top Review by tolst

Delicious. I made the recipe without the mushrooms and using a cup of Yuengling lager. The can of crushed tomatoes already had basil seasoning so I left that out. I was a little afraid that the thyme and oregano would be too overpowering but it was fine. My husband declared that with this dish in our repertoire it is goodbye to the Greek restaurant and its lamb shank and even my teenage children who are frequently suspicious of meaty dishes gobbled up the lamb and mash without any protests. Next day I used the left over sauce as the basis for a minestrone soup. Also yum! Thanks so much for a winner!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat oil in pan over medium to high heat and brown lamb shanks on all sides.
  2. Season lamb shanks with pepper.
  3. Place sliced onions at bottom of crock pot and put lamb shanks on top drizzled with remaining oil and juices from the pan.
  4. Place mushrooms and garlic cloves over the top.
  5. Mix beer, Worcestershire sauce, stock powder, tomatoes, oregano, basil, thyme and bay leaf in a bowl.
  6. Pour mixture over the top of lamb shanks.
  7. Cook in crock pot on low for 6-8 hours depending on your crock pot.
  8. Remove bay leaves.
  9. Serve with vegetables and juices poured over the top of the shanks. I served over wholegrain bread but mashed potatoes would be the best match.

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