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Balsamic & Tomato Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

Impressive Lamb Shanks Recipe

4

Serves

20 mins

Prep Time

8 hrs

Cook Time

Pippa Hawkins

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Pippa Hawkins

Although the shank is one of the least tender parts of the lamb (meaning it has excellent flavour), when it’s slow cooked, it falls off the bone. That’s why these balsamic & tomato slow cooker lamb shanks are a firm favourite. Make this beautiful dish to impress for a date night, or dinner party. The simple flavours marry together to give a rich and flavoursome sauce that will leave everyone wanting more.

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Ingredients

Lamb

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4 Quality Mark lamb shanks

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1/4 cup white flour

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4 tbsp olive oil

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2 onions

thinly sliced

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3 garlic cloves

crushed

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2 tbsp finely chopped fresh thyme

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1/3 cup balsamic vinegar

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1/4 cup maple syrup

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2 x 400g chopped tomatoes

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3 carrots

peeled and sliced

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A pinch of salt

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A pinch of black pepper

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a very small handful of flat-leaf parsley

chopped

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mashed potato

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seasonal greens

Method

To Prepare Lamb

To Prepare Sauce

To Slow Cook

To Serve

Oven Method

1

Turn your slow cooker to low.

2

In a small bowl, mix the flour with a pinch of salt and pepper.

3

Next you need to coat the lamb shanks in flour, shaking off any excess.

4

Heat a frying pan to moderate-high heat on the stove-top and add half the olive oil.

5

Brown the lamb shanks, turning often to brown all over. Browning creates the great depth of flavour you get once lamb shanks are cooked.

6

Set lamb aside.

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Nutrition Information per Serving (753 (includes bone weight)g)

Percentage daily intakes are based on an average adult diet of 8700 kJ (2100 kilocalories).

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Energy

2994 (715)kJ

Protein

80g

Total Fat

27.2g

Saturated Fat

6.9g

Carbs

33.4g

Sugars

26.8g

Sodium

539mg

Iron*

8.1mg

* Percentage of recommended daily intake (Aust/NZ)

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