1. Food
Send to a Friend via Email
You can opt-out at any time. Please refer to our privacy policy for contact information.

Savory Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks With Rosemary and Mushrooms

User Rating 4.5 Star Rating (6 Reviews)

By

Savory Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

Savory Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

Photo: Diana Rattray
Rosemary and mushrooms help to flavor this melt-in-your-mouth tender lamb. This lamb cooks for about 10 to 12 hours, and it's perfect for a busy day meal.

Ingredients:

  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 4 to 6 lamb shanks, about 6 pounds
  • 1 cup Pinot Noir or Burgundy, or other dry red wine
  • 3 tablespoons grainy Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon balsamic vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 heaping tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary, or about 1 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon chopped parsley, or 1 teaspoon dried parsley flakes
  • 4 large cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 16 ounces sliced mushrooms
  • 1 large carrot, diced
  • 12 to 16 ounces small white onions, peeled, or 2 medium onions, cut in wedges

Preparation:

*To peel the onions, drop in boiling water and boil for 3 minutes. Transfer to cold water. Cut off root end and slip off skins. Frozen small white onions may be used.

In a large skillet over medium-high heat, heat the olive oil. Cook the lamb shanks in the hot oil, turning frequently, until browned on all sides. Place the browned lamb shanks in a 5 to 7-quart slow cooker. Add the peeled onions or onion wedges to the slow cooker.

Meanwhile, combine the wine with mustard, vinegar, salt, pepper, rosemary, parsley, and garlic; set aside.

To the hot skillet, add mushrooms and carrots. Cook the mushrooms and carrots for about 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Spoon the vegetables over the lamb shanks. Pour the wine mixture into the skillet, scraping up the browned bits with a spatula. Bring to a simmer; pour over the lamb shanks in the slow cooker.

Cover and cook on HIGH for 2 hours. Reduce heat to LOW and cook for 6 to 8 hours longer.
Serves 4 to 6.

More Lamb Recipes
Roast Lamb Shoulder
Lamb and Sweet Potato Bake
Leg of Lamb with Pineapple
Roast Leg of Lamb
Creole Leg of Lamb I
Roast Leg of Lamb I
Savory Leg of Lamb
Marinated Grilled Leg of Lamb
Spring Lamb Stew with Tomatoes
Lamb Stew with Okra
Lamb Stew with Potatoes
Irish Lamb Stew Recipe
Lamb Stew
Crockpot Lamb Stew

Lamb Recipes
Lamb Chops
Lamb Roasts
Lamb Stew Recipes
Crockpot Beef and Lamb Recipes

Slow Cooker Recipes | Casseroles | Main Recipe Index
Weekly Crockpot Recipe Newsletter

User Reviews

Reviews for this section have been closed.

 5 out of 5
Absolutely Amazing, Member YummieTummie

This was my first time trying to make lamb EVER. My fiance loves lamb so i thought i would give this a try. The lamb literally fell off the bone and it make more of a veggie/ lamb chunk concoction. I didnt have balsamic vinegar i only had ""red wine vinegarette"" which turned out quite nicely. i had used double the wine and spices because i had about 8 lamb chop sirloin steaks and the veggies i added more because i love my veggies. when everything was said and done i had taken out the lamb and veggies so i was just left with the sauce.. i put some on the mixture itself and then i took the rest of the liquid ( that remained in the crock pot) and added flour to make a really nice gravy i really enjoyed this recipie and will surely make it again !!!

0 out of 0 people found this helpful.

See all 6 reviews

Related Video
Slow-Roasted Lamb Shanks

©2014 About.com. All rights reserved.