An excellent recipe thanks Kooka. I was worried about it being overly salty (soup mix and stock powder) but it wasn't. I opted for the easy out and used the jarred roasted capsicums (worked wonderfully) and next time I make this I'd add a handful of pitted black olives and chopped parsley to finish. Our shanks were meltingly tender and we ate this over horseradish mashe dpotatoes.
Fabulous recipe, can't wait to make this one again. The meat was falling of the bone it was that tender. I browned the meat first, then put everything in my crockpot for about 8 hours on low, turned out great.