Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks (Seco De Chivo)

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 2 mins

This dish is generally known as Seco de Chivo. Goat or lamb is used interchangeably, though in America, lamb is much more commonly eaten and it is easier to find in the supermarket. When made with lamb, this dish is also known as Seco de Cordero or Seco de Borrego. This is great with mashed potatoes or rice. A friend tried this recipe and served it over polenta, which she says worked well.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown meat and onion in olive oil. Remove meat to slow cooker or heavy dutch oven.
  2. Place onion, tomatoes, cilantro, carrot, celery, garlic, brown sugar, ketchup, seasonings & beer in food processor. Process until everything is thick puree consistency.
  3. Pour beer mixture over the lamb and cook at low heat for 2-3 hours if stove-top. If you are using the oven, 325 degrees for 2-3 hours. If using a crockpot, cook on low for 4-6 hours, depending on size of the shanks.
Most Helpful

Agree with other comment. Chivo is goat not lamb! eek, who wrote this? 2 Stars for the effort

Icarus C. May 17, 2015

OMG !! I made the Seco and it was GREAT!!

vmoya3 August 17, 2009

Seco de Chivo is made from Goat (Hence the word chivo) not lamb or it wpuld be called seco de Borrego

Doc Marty June 28, 2009