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                              Lamb shank

30 minutes

6 to 7 hours

4 people

Lamb shank done in a slow cooker sounds absolutely delicious for today, don't you think? 

Good morning to all my fellow home cooking chefs, I think it's time to spoil ourselves with this cut of lamb done to perfection in a slow cooker, and because we love having family involved in our meals I have invited my partner Lynnie to join me in cooking today's meal.

There are many ways of cooking lamb shank. You can add red wine, perhaps brown the meat first in a frying pan, putting onions and veggie in the frying pan and then putting it all into the slow cooker.

But that, is not the way we are going to do it today, the recipe I'm going to do is  easy on the budget strings, and very easy and quick to prepare.

Welcome all and glad you could join us at Home cooking haven kitchen today!!


Okey Dokey, the first thing we need to do is to gather our ingredients required for this delicious lamb shank meal.

  • 4 lamb shanks.
  • 2 Medium onions cut in thick slices.
  • 150ml/4.5oz. Red Wine (Optional).
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper.
  • 500ml beef or veggie stock.
  • 1½ tsp sea salt.
  • ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper.
  • 2 Sprig Rosemary or 1½ tsp dried rosemary. 
  • 2 Sprigs fresh thyme, or ½ tsp dried Thyme, (good for coughs).
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley, or 1 tsp dried parsley.

  • 1Tin 420ml butter beans drained.
  • 2 Bay leaves.

  • 2 Carrots cut into chunk
  • Cup of fresh or frozen green beans


Now that we have gathered all the ingredients, Lynnie and I can start  "A..... Cooking".

  • Season the shanks all over with the salt and pepper.

  • Line the bottom of your cooker with the onions.

  • Place your shanks on top of the onions.

  • Put all the other ingredients into cooker.

  • Pour in the stock to almost cover the shanks.

  • Cook on high for 1 hour then on low heat for 6 to 7 hours.

  • When cooked remove bay leaves.

    Ok, Lynnie now that's all done let's take a break and enjoy a glass of wine, remember not too much, otherwise you could suffer from an unpleasant hangover tomorrow.


There are a few ways of plating your shanks, below are some ideas

  • Serve with Creamy mash potatoes and Peas (my favourite).

  • With oven Roasted veggies and Potatoes (Banting dieters will use sweet potato)

  • Mashed cauliflower for those that are on the Banting diet.

  • White or brown rice.

  • Basmati rice, (Lynnie's favorite).

  • With Pap (if you live in Africa) 

  • With any fresh salad.

  • Slices of Lamb, plenty gravy, slices of fresh bread or bread rolls for dunking.

                                                   "Bon Appetit"

Remember, we are not hoity toity, we are down to earth, wholesome family home chefs, cooking on a budget.

I would like to thank Lynnie for helping me prepare this great meal.