Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks
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Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks

In this easy slow cooker lamb shanks recipe, flavorful, tender, fall-off-the-bone lamb shanks are slowly braised with broth and aromatics until very tender.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek
Keyword lamb, slow cooker
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours 10 minutes
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 377kcal
Author Vered DeLeeuw


  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 4 small lamb shanks, about 3 lb. total weight
  • 1 teaspoon coarse kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary


  • Add the broth to your slow cooker.
  • Season the lamb shanks with salt, pepper and rosemary. Place the shanks in your slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 hours or on LOW for 7 hours, until lamb is very tender.
  • When the lamb shanks finish cooking, set the slow cooker to WARM.
  • Transfer the cooked lamb shanks to a plate. Strain the cooking liquids into a glass measuring cup, then return the lamb shanks to the slow cooker and cover, to keep them warm while you thicken the gravy.
  • Use a spoon to skim the fat layer off the top of the cooking juices. Pour them into a medium saucepan. Heat over medium-high heat until almost boiling but not quite, then turn the heat down to medium and simmer, whisking occasionally, until liquids are reduced into a rich gravy, about 10 minutes. 
  • Transfer the lamb shanks to plates, spoon the gravy on top and serve.


Serving: 1lamb shank | Calories: 377kcal | Carbohydrates: 0.1g | Protein: 57g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Sodium: 502mg