Basque Lamb Shanks

"I have never tried this recipe in a slow cooker but I think it could easily be adapted . Cook the shanks on low all day, have the beans prepared and finish the last steps before serving. Great taste, don't be scared of the 12 cloves of garlic."
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Ready In:
2hrs 20mins




  • Brown the shanks in a Dutch oven in 2 tbsp oil, remove shanks.
  • Add 4 cloves of garlic and the mushrooms, brown well.
  • Return shanks to the pot, add wine and the broth.
  • Cook covered, in a 350F oven for about 2 hours (add more broth if needed) until the meat falls off the bone.
  • Meanwhile prepare your beans, if starting from scratch boil the beans with 4 cloves of garlic until they are tender, if using canned bring them to a boil with the garlic and let them steep.
  • Remove the garlic from the beans.
  • Remove bones from the shanks.
  • Add beans to the meat and heat through.
  • Meanwhile prepare the sauce combining 4 cloves of minced garlic,salad oil, parsley and vineger, You may warm the sauce or have it at room temp.
  • Serve the sauce on the side.

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