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Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

This wonderful hearty, warming dish is the perfect winter comfort food.
Course Main
Cuisine American
Keyword best lamb shank dish, lamb shank recipe, slow cooked lamb shank
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 455kcal
Author Erren Hart of Erren's Kitchen

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 2 celery stalks chopped
  • 1 large onion chopped
  • 2 large carrots chopped
  • 6 cloves large garlic chopped
  • 1 teaspoon anchovy paste
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 2 leaves large bay
  • 6 juniper berries
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 cup vermouth or white wine
  • 4 cups lamb stock if you don't have access to lamb stock use 1/2 chicken 1/2 beef
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • a good handful of fresh parsley chopped

Instructions

  • Preheat slower cooker on low heat.
  • Heat the oil in large pot over medium-high heat. Sprinkle lamb on all sides with salt and pepper. Add lamb to pot and brown on all sides.
  • Transfer lamb to slow cooker.
  • Add vegetables. Sauté to soften slightly, about 3-5 minutes.
  • Mix in tomato & anchovy paste. Mix in cinnamon, juniper berries & salt & pepper. Sprinkle in the flour and coat the vegetables.
  • Add the stock and vermouth. Bring to a boil to cook off the alcohol and thicken the sauce, stirring occasionally, boil for 3-4 minutes until thick. Pour the vegetable/sauce mixture over the lamb in the slow cooker.
  • Cook on 3-8 hours - 3 hours on high, 5 hours on medium and 8 hours on low

Nutrition

Calories: 455kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 128mg | Sodium: 632mg | Potassium: 726mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 5340IU | Vitamin C: 7.8mg | Calcium: 70mg | Iron: 4.4mg