Superior Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks


Superior Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks


Superior Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks
Superior Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

These Superior Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks are the perfect menu item for that special evening. This recipe will show you how to slow cook lamb shanks to perfection. Try these savory slow cooker lamb shanks, and see what you've been missing. This simple recipe only uses 6 ingredients, allowing each ingredient to shine individually. Make this lamb shank recipe any time you feel like making an elegant meal people will remember.


*This recipe is courtesy of Ergo Chef.

Slow Cooker Time LOW6 hr


  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 1 onion
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • salt and pepper, to taste


  1. Flour, salt and pepper lamb shanks on all sides. Then, chop onion in approximately 1/2-inch squares.

  2. Heat 1 tablespoon olive oil in large pan. Add onion and cook over medium heat for approximately 5 minutes.

  3. Remove from heat.

  4. Heat 1-2 tablespoon olive oil in your slow cooker.

  5. Brown shanks on all sides, removing them as they are browned (add more oil if necessary).

  6. Once all shanks are browned, return them to the slow cooker, and add sauteed onions and beef broth.

  7. Cover and simmer on LOW until lamb shanks are tender. Approximately 4-6 hours.

  8. Remove 1/2 the remaining broth, place in a blender, and puree.

  9. Serve atop mash potatoes, rice, vegetable hash, etc. The sky is the limit. Top with pureed broth and enjoy.

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Lamb is one meat I have no experience with, but this dish does look delicious.#BestIdeaEver.

We are not big lamb eaters, but I'm sure this recipe is delicious !

Those Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks look delicious. Thanks!

This looks like something i'll have to try.

Looks just okay.

Wow this looks great and seems easy!

I have never had lamb...I would like to try this recipe though.

My mudder made the best lamb ever

This looks wonderful, perfect for Christmas dinner.

I love lamb, can't wait to make this seems easy enough

I love lamb and this looks delicious@

I've only had lamb on gyros, but this recipe looks delicious! I love the simple recipe!

Not really a fan of lamb but this looks very comforting.

I have never made lamb before, this looks delicious.

I don't have a slow cooker....but this recipe works up great on low in the oven........

This looks so delish!

I've never tried lamb in the slow cooker, but ths looks like a great, easy recipe.

Probably won't try this not a fan of lamb

not sure i would like since i have never tried lamb before. but it looks good.

This sounds like something my father would like. Thank you for sharing!

I will definitely try this.

Looks terrific. I will try it.

Love the idea of starting supper early!

That looks yummy!

Hadn't thought of trying Lamb shanks in my slow cooker. Looks easy and easy works for me. ) Thanks, I'll add this to my list.

Sound wonderful. Love to use slow cooker to prepare dinner. Will try this meal.

Lamb is hard to find in my part of the country but I would try it.

Well, it's meat. I love me some meat. And I love me some lamb 3 Need to try!

Not a big fan of lamb, but I would try it.

I would like to try this. I've only had lamb once before.

Sounds Delicious although I have only had lamb once before.

Not my highest priority to try, but will add to my list

Sounds good! I'll have to wait to try it, though - I'll probably have to make a 30 min. trip to find lamb.

I've never had lamb shanks, but it looks interesting. I would make it for a cold weekend day. But Christmas it will be Ham with pineapple.

sounds good will have to try it soon, maybe on Christmas Eve!

I've never had lamb.

I'll keep my eyes open for a sale on lamb shanks. I haven't noticed one ever.

I haven't had any lamb in a while as it is hard to get in our area. But I have never tried making it in a slow cooker. That will be by next challenge !

Lamb recipe looks good, but I plan to serve Rock Cornish Game Hens.

Lamb recipe sounds good, but I'll be serving Rock Cornish Game Hens.

looks good may have to do it this way for new years , thank you

I've never had a lamb shank before this looks delicious

looks great next on my list

I can't wait to try this recipe. I keep trying to incorporate different meats into our diet. This one looks sound delicious!

A Buffet with Ham, Turkey Breast and Tri Tip Roast. No Lamb lovers in family

I love veal and pork shanks but have never tried lamb shanks, will file this recipe for when I see lamb shanks at the butcher shop.

Not a fan of lamb

I have never try lamb before sound interesting

I've never had lamb, this recipe gives me an excuse to try it!

so simple and elegant!

sounds yummy

Prime Rib for Christmas

Sounds Yummy. Could go with just about anything.

Tonight's dinner!!!

Tonight's dinner!!!

this is good for a cold night with sweet potatoes


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