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Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks
5 from 2 votes

Easy Slow Cooked Lamb Shank Recipe

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This slow cooker lamb shanks recipe makes for a perfect meal for any weeknight. It's also a wonderful dish to serve up during the holidays.  The lamb meat is so tender, flavorful, and aromatic! It's absolutely delicious! 
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 7 hrs
Total Time 7 hrs
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Middle Eastern
Servings 4
Calories 245 kcal


  • 2 lamb shanks
  • 1 medium onion, (chopped)
  • 2 whole tomatoes, (chopped)
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 cinnamon stick
  • ½ teaspoon nutmeg powder
  • ½ teaspoon ground cardamom
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground turmeric
  • ¾ cup beef broth
  • ¾ cup red wine
  • teaspoon saffron
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • salt and black pepper, (to taste)
  • ½ teaspoon dried rose flowers, (optional)


  • In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-low heat. Cook the onions until they are translucent and soft but have not started to brown for about 5 minutes. Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • In a skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil over medium-high heat. Sear the lamb on all sides for about 5 minutes (until nicely browned on all sides). Transfer to the slow cooker.
  • Place the remaining ingredients into the slow cooker. Stir until the meat is well coated and cook for 7-9 hours in low heat. Add salt/pepper if needed.


Sodium: 278mgCalcium: 42mgVitamin C: 12mgVitamin A: 579IUSugar: 4gFiber: 2gPotassium: 548mgCholesterol: 64mgCalories: 245kcalSaturated Fat: 7gFat: 10gProtein: 21gCarbohydrates: 8gIron: 3mg
Keyword how to cook lamb shank, Middle East lamb shank, slow cooked lamb shanks, spiced lamb shank
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