Lamb shanks slow cooker recipe with red wine and rosemary

lamb shanks slow cooker recipe
My lamb shanks with chorizo and garlic is one of the most popular recipes on here so I thought I’d have a second option just in case chorizo and garlic isn’t your thing. I decided on rosemary which always marries well with lamb and red wine. Cooked in the slow cooker it becomes a succulent piece of meat that literally falls off the bone and having spent half a day surrounded by delicious flavours the meat is super tasty too.

lamb shanks clow cooker ingredients

A simple and easy lamb shanks slow cooker recipe to follow which will definitely wow over whoever eats with you.

Lamb shanks with red wine and rosemary – easy slow cooker recipe

2 lamb shanks
100 ml red wine
1 onion
200g  carrots – I used small chantenay whole
2 parsnips – because I had them in the fridge
150 g small potatoes
2 rosemary sprigs
3 bay leaves
250ml lamb stock (beef will do too)
1 tbsp wholegrain mustard
1 tbsp wine vinegar
salt and pepper

Season the lamb shanks and fry off over a high heat until browned on all sides. Transfer to the slow cooker.

Add the red wine to the pan and simmer to burn off the alcohol, add to the slow cooker

Fry the onion until soft and golden and add to the slow cooker. Whilst frying prepare your carrots, parsnips and new potatoes and throw them in the slow cooker too.

Add the rosemary sprigs, bay leaves, stock, mustard and wine vinegar and stir. Season well and stir, cook for 4 hours on the high setting or 8 on low.

lamb shanks slow cooker recipe

You can add a bunch of chopped fresh parsley before serving and it could be served with mash potato too. I didn’t as we had the new potatoes.

lamb shanks slow cooker recipe



  1. October 27, 2012 / 10:27 AM

    I Love lamb shank. This looks yummy!

    • Mari
      October 27, 2012 / 10:37 AM

      I do too, I’d like to try one with mint next time ;) Happy weekend mama x

  2. MsXpat
    October 28, 2012 / 11:25 AM

    This my hubby’s signature dish. Its one of our fav Sunday dinners to have. Look looks amazing!

  3. Erin
    March 14, 2018 / 4:00 PM

    I had Lamb shanks in the freezer and didn’t know what to do with them. I had all the ingredients on hand but potatoes and wine. It still came out falling off the bone good! My husband ate an entire leg in one sitting. Can’t wait to try this recipe again with all ingredients, next time maybe with some mushrooms too :)

    • March 15, 2018 / 6:36 PM

      I’m so happy it worked for you too. It’s one of our favourites. Mushrooms sounds a lovely addition, it’s such an adaptable recipe – have fun with it.

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