Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

Back to work and needing to find simple solutions to dinner. So here is a simple delicious meal using Lamb Shanks.

4 lamb Shanks dusted in seasoned flour
3 crushed cloves of garlic
1 large onion roughly chopped
5 large Mushrooms roughly chopped
1 cup of beef stock
1/3 cup of Maple syrup
1/2 cup Red wine (I used Merlot)

Bung it all in the crock pot, switch it on low in the morning and give it a minimum of 8 hours. Stirring once if possible throughout the day.
When you get home all you need to do is cook up some Mash potatoes.
I decided to take the sauce from the meat and put it on the stove with a tablespoon of cornflour (mixed in 2 tablespoons of water to avoid lumps) leave to boil and reduce for an absolutely delicious gravy.

After 8 hours!

My pot of mash potato

The finished product!

Master 6 yummed and groan through his whole dinner and hubby and I were finding it hard not to do the same.


Anonymous said...

This we must try! Sounds and looks delicious, I can almost smell it over here in the UK. What volume do Aussie 'cups' hold? 250ml? Thank you for the recipe. Hugs, Caroline in Surrey

Anonymous said...

Hi...that looks yummy & especailly for a winter dinner...slow cookers are great for anyone.....Look forward to seeing more meals using the slow cooker!!

Just love to bake... said...

Yes an Aussie cup is 250mls. Hope you enjoy! We had the left overs for Lunch today, it was even better than yesterday.