Slow Cooker Lamb Recipes - Honey Lamb Shanks

Slow Cooker Lamb Recipes - Honey Lamb Shanks

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Preparation time: 30 minutes
Slow Cooker Size 4L+
Serves: 4
Cooking time: LOW 6-7 hours

When you think of lamb, Greek and Mediterranean cuisine often comes to mind, but lamb is actually very popular worldwide, from Australia to the United States. Lamb is not pleasing to everyone, but those who like it seem to like it a lot. It can have an unpleasing taste if itís not properly cooked, but you wonít have to worry about that with this delicious honey and lamb shanks recipe made in a slow cooker.


  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 6 shallots or 2 onions, peeled and sliced into rings
  • 5 cloves of peeled sliced garlic
  • 1 orange, juiced (grate the rind and set it aside)
  • 1 cup of red wine
  • 1 tablespoon of Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tablespoon of honey (use regular or brown sugar if you have to)
  • 2 teaspoon of cayenne pepper (can substitute chili powder)
  • 1 cup (250ml, 8fl oz) of chicken stock
  • rosemary, a few fresh sprigs (can use dried if you need to)
  • salt and pepper
  • butter


  1. Melt the butter in a skillet on medium heat. Add the lamb shanks and brown them on both sides. If you need to raise the heat a little to do this, thatís okay but be sure you donít let the butter burn.
  2. While the lamb is browning, start the slow cooker on low heat with the lid on so it will be warmed up when you add the shanks.
  3. After the lamb shanks are browned, leave the juices behind in the skillet and add the shanks to the slow cooker. Place the fresh rosemary on top of them. (Note: If you are using dried rosemary, wait and add it with the other spices in a few minutes).
  4. In the juices left from browning the lamb, sautť the orange rind, the garlic and the onions until the onions are starting to get a bit crunchy. When this happens, add the red wine, Worcestershire sauce, the honey, cayenne pepper, the chicken stock, the salt and pepper to your liking, and the dried rosemary if you chose not to use the fresh earlier. Mix all the ingredients and bring them to a simmer for about 5 minutes. When finished, pour the sauce over the lamb shanks in the slow cooker and cook covered on low for 6 or 7 hours.
  5. After the allotted time, remove the cover from the slow cooker and increase the heat level to high. Continue to cook the lamb shanks and honey for another hour and a half so that the orange and honey sauce can thicken. Stir around from time to time if you need to.
  6. To serve the honey lamb shanks, move them from the slow cooker to a serving platter and scoop equal amounts of the orange honey sauce from the cooker onto the lamb. These go well with rice and a fresh salad.

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