Serve these flavorful lamb shanks with mashed potatoes or a rice pilaf and a tossed salad.
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours, 15 minutes
Yield: Serves 4
- 2 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil
- 4 lamb shanks
- salt and freshly ground pepper
- 1 large sweet onion, sliced
- 2 medium carrots, diced
- 2 celery ribs, diced
- 1 teaspoon minced garlic
- 3 cups dry red wine, such as Cabernet Sauvignon or similar
- 2 cups chicken stock
- 1 sprig rosemary
- 2 to 3 sprigs thyme
Remove to a slow cooker insert. Add onion, carrots, and celery to the skillet and cook, stirring, until onion is just tender. Add to the slow cooker, along with the garlic, wine, and chicken stock. Add the herb sprigs, cover, and cook on HIGH for 1 hour. Turn to LOW and cook for about 7 to 9 hours longer, or until lamb shanks are very tender. Or, cook on HIGH for about 5 to 6 hours.
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