Slow Cooked Lovely Lamb Shanks

Posted on Jan 12 2015 - 1:48pm by Marianne

My word, the family and I really enjoyed dinner tonight.

The most moist, fall off the bone, soft like butter lamb shanks cooked for 5-6 hours in the slow cooker. Really felt like we were at a restaurant.

I insist you try this recipe and please comment below on how tender it was.



Slow Cooked Lovely Lamb Shanks
Serves 4
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Total Time
6 hr 25 min
Total Time
6 hr 25 min
  1. 4 lamb shanks
  2. 1/2 cup of homemade beef broth
  3. 2 garlic cloves whole
  4. 1 onion chopped
  5. 1 carrot sliced
  6. 2 medium mushrooms sliced
  7. 2 Tbls Ghee
  8. 3 sprigs of fresh rosemary
  9. 3 springs of fresh thyme
  10. 1 tsp of dried oregano or fresh if you have
  11. sea salt
  12. pepper
  1. Heat the ghee in your slow cooker to sauté option (if you don't have this option heat ghee in a fry pan)
  2. Sear lamb shanks, two at a time, until evenly browned while seasoning with sea salt and pepper to taste remove and set aside.
  3. Sauté the onion, garlic, sea salt and pepper in the same frypan or the sauté option in your slow cooker for 2 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  4. Place lamb shanks in the slow cooker.
  5. Cover the lamb shanks with the sautéed garlic and onion, the carrots, broth, mushrooms and herbs.
  6. Slow cook for 5-6 hours on low heat.
  7. There will be a nice broth to add to your shanks for extra flavour once cooked.
  1. *The pressure cooker I use is an electric sauté, slow cooker and pressure cooker in one.
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Marianne found success with Paleo eating when she did a Whole 30 challenge with her husband in 2014. She hit her goal weight and improved her health and wellbeing. Marianne started giving Paleo makeovers to many of her families' traditional recipes and decided to share it with everyone on her Gusto Paleo blog.

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  • Ben Vanzino

    I added tomato and star anice to this and it turned out great 🙂

    • Marianne

      Wow, nice flavours! I’m glad you enjoyed it!