Lamb Shanks in Slow Cooker
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Lamb shanks made in the slow cooker.Rich in flavor and falling off the bone, the ultimate Winter comfort food.
Recipe type: Main
Cuisine: Slow Cooker; Winter
Serves: 3-4
  • 3 lamb shanks
  • 1 tablespoon cooking oil of choice
  • 2-3 cloves garlic finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons dried oregano
  • 3 anchovies chopped
  • 2 tins crushed tomatoes
  • ½ cup water
  • ½ cup red wine
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • grind black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon preserved lemon skin chopped
  • ½ cup whole olives
  1. Brown the shanks on all sides in a hot pan with the oil
  2. Add the garlic, oregano and anchovies and stir/turn the shanks to coat them
  3. To the slow cooker add the meat, and the flavorings from the pan
  4. Add the remaining ingredients to the slow cooker except the olives
  5. Cook on high for 4 hours
  6. Add the olives and cook on high for another 1-2 hours until the meat easily falls off the bone
  7. Serve with roast vegetables and pearl cous cous
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