Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

lamb shanks

Flavorful, tender, fall-off-the-bone lamb shanks are slowly cooked in a the crockpot with broth and aromatics until very tender. Wonderful over mashed cauliflower!

Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks
 
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Recipe type: Entree, Low-Carb, Paleo
Yield: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • ½ cup beef broth or stock
  • 4 small lamb shanks (about 3 lb. total weight)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon dried rosemary
Instructions
  1. Add the broth to your slow cooker.
  2. Season the lamb shanks with salt, pepper and rosemary. Place the shanks in your slow cooker.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 7 hours, until lamb is very tender.
  4. When the shanks finish cooking, set the slow cooker to WARM.
  5. Transfer the cooked lamb shanks to a plate. Strain the cooking liquids into a skillet, then return the lamb shanks to the slow cooker and cover, to keep warm while you thicken the gravy.
  6. Boil the cooking liquids over medium-high heat, whisking often, until reduced into a thick, fragrant sauce, about 10 minutes.
  7. Transfer the lamb shanks to plates, spoon the gravy over them and serve.
Notes
I've experimented with browning the lamb shanks before slow cooking, and have found that the extra step is not worth the trouble. The lamb shanks are excellent with or without browning.
Nutrition Per Serving
Serving size: 1 lamb shank; Calories: 377; Fat: 15g; Saturated fat: 7g; Carbohydrates: 0g; Sugar: 0g; Sodium: 502mg; Fiber: 0g; Protein: 57g

 

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