Lamb shanks in red wine sauce

Lamb shanks in red wine sauce


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About this recipe: The preparation for this lamb shanks in red wine dish is incredibly simple and you can sit back, relax and let the slow cooker do all the work! Serve with steamed potatoes, or mashed potatoes, and green vegetables of your choice. Absolutely scrumptious, enjoy.


Serves: 4 

  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 sticks of celery, diced
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 1 carrot, sliced
  • 2 mushrooms, sliced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 heaped tablespoon dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 100ml red wine
  • 2 tablespoons tomato puree
  • 1 beef stock cube - dissolved in 150ml hot water
  • 1 tablespoon cornflour

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:8hr  ›  Ready in:8hr15min 

  1. In a frying pan, brown the lamb shanks lightly in the olive oil.
  2. Place all the vegetables and the bay leaf in the base of the slow cooker.
  3. Place shanks on top, and sprinkle with sugar and salt and ground pepper.
  4. Add the wine and tomato puree to the prepared stock, combine well and pour over the shanks.
  5. Place lid on cooker, turn to low, and cook for 8 hours. The lamb should be tender and juicy and break apart with a fork.
  6. When cooking time is complete, lift the lamb shanks out of the cooker onto a dish and place in a warm oven.
  7. Pour the liquid from the slow cooker into a small saucepan, and add corn flour to the liquid in the slow cooker, stirring well to blend over a low heat until sauce thickens slightly. Serve the shanks and veggies with the sauce poured over.

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Reviews (28)


Luv the recipe, but what do you do with the BROWN SUGAR ,Please let me know - 29 Apr 2012


Very tasty dinner. There was no need to thicken the gravy as there was not much there. I will definately add more stock next time as I like to drown my mash in the gravy - 10 Oct 2011


Simply brilliant! I cooked this dish when experimenting with my first slow cooker and it worked out pretty much perfectly. The meat was better then I had hoped, however I will use less sugar next time as I found the sauce too sweet. Otherwise, it was lovely and I am a heroine in my household. - 18 Jun 2010

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