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Crockpot Lamb Shanks Recipe

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Braised lamb shanks
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Lamb shanks are not very tender and require slow braising. The crockpot is the perfect choice to tenderize tough meat. These lamb shanks are flavored with garlic, onions, mushrooms, herbs, red wine, and tomatoes. To reduce the fat, refrigerate overnight, scrape off the congealed fat, and reheat before serving. The garlic cloves are extremely mild when cooked whole. If you like a stronger garlic flavor, mince some of the garlic before adding to the crockpot.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 8 hours

Total Time: 8 hours, 20 minutes

Yield: 4 servings



Spread sliced and separated onion rings on bottom of crockpot.

Rub lamb shanks with Worcestershire sauce, then sprinkle all over with salt and pepper.

Heat a heavy skillet over medium-high heat. Add olive oil and brown the lamb shanks. Place browned lamb shanks, along with any browned bits from the skillet, in the slow cooker crock on top of the onions. Top with whole garlic cloves and mushrooms.

In a bowl, combine red wine, beef broth, tomatoes, oregano, basil, thyme, allspice, and bay leaf. Pour mixture over the vegetables and lamb shanks.

Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until tender. Taste and adjust seasoning, if necessary.

Serve with pan juices and vegetables.

You may wish to make this a day ahead of time and refrigerate. This way you can easily scrape off the excess fat from the gravy before reheating and serving.

Yield: 4 servings

Crockpot Lamb Shanks Recipe © 2012 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.

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 5 out of 5
This is a great recipe, Member patsywalker

I love lamb shanks and usually fix them in my cast iron dutch oven. This recipe solves my problem of having enough kitchen time to keep an eye on the lamb shanks while they're cooking so that the liquid doesn't dry up. It produces falling off the bones deliciously flavored meat. The ""sauce"" goes well over mashed potatoes (my husband's choice) or add green beans for a vegetable side dish (my low carb choice). An unexpected bonus: the wonderful aroma that wafts through the house while it's cooking.

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