Slow Cooker Shanks

READY IN: 8hrs 15mins
Recipe by Chrissyo

(Adapted from New Trim Lamb Shanks in Gabriel Gate's Guide to Everyday Cooking, Allen and Unwin, $35.) Recipe taken from The Age newspaper.

Top Review by JustJanS

Chris, this was a great find. It's so simple to prepare, then watches itself. I don't own a slow cooker, so I cooked this in the oven for 4 hours on 150c (fan forced) We rarely get frenced shanks, so I used normal ones, and I used the chilli paste for a nice bite.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a small bowl, mix half the oil with the tomato paste, cumin and chilli paste.
  2. Brush or rub the meat with this paste.
  3. On the stove top, heat the remaining oil in a large pan and brown the meat for a few minutes.
  4. Add the thyme, wine, stock, tomato and garlic, and season with a little salt and pepper.
  5. Transfer the mixture to your slow cooker.
  6. Allow to simmer for 8-10 hours on low, or 4-6 hours on high, until the mixture falls away from the bone.
  7. Do not lift the lid during cooking.
  8. Just before serving, stir in the chopped parsley and serve with mashed potato and a green salad.
  9. (Alternatively, sprinkle with home-made gremolata before serving.).

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