Our organic lamb shanks really shine in this deceptively simple recipe, slow cooked to create melt-in-the-mouth delicious meat which just falls off the bone.
October 18, 2023
Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks
The best way to enjoy our organic lamb shanks is when they are slow cooked to perfection, dripping with flavour and organic goodness, with succulent melt in the mouth meat which just falls off the bone. This recipe is packed with rich flavour, but is deceptively simple to make for something this show-stopping.
Turn on your slow-cooker and preheat.
Coat the lamb shanks in the seasoned flour and fry in a frying pan for 4-5 minutes, with half of the vegetable oil. Turn them regularly as you fry so they are browned all over.
Place your browned lamb in the slow cooker.
Fry the onions gently in the remaining oil until they start to turn translucent. Then stir in the tomato purée and flour.
Add the red wine to and bring it to boil, stirring in the flour and tomato purée until you have a smooth sauce. Then pour this sauce into the slow cooker along with your lamb.
Add the carrots, garlic, stock, bay leaves, and thyme to the slow cooker and cook for eight hours on a low heat or five hours on a high heat, ensuring the shanks are occasionally turned throughout cooking.
After eight hours the lamb should be tender and starting to fall off the bone. If the sauce is still too think when it is time to serve, remove the lamb and veg from the sauce and boil it until it thickens.
Serve with some creamy mash and enjoy!