Slow cooked lamb shanks
Slow cookers really seem to have found a new life recently. I love mine as it allows me to create delicious nutritious and cost-effective meals with minimal effort. In the morning, I simply pop all the ingredients into my slow cooker and by dinner time, a healthy and nourishing meal awaits me. This recipe is one of my favourite ways to use my slow cooker. I love them served with some baked sweet potatoes and greens. Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 6 hours Serves: 4 4 lamb shanks, you can get these from your butcher 4 cloves of garlic, minced 1 onion, roughly chopped 2 carrots, roughly chopped 1 tbs tomato paste 500ml passata Handful of rosemary, fresh is ideal but dried works well too Handful thyme, fresh is ideal but dried also works well. 250ml water Pinch of salt and pepper Place the lamb shanks, garlic and vegetables in the slow cooker or alternatively, a large casserole dish.
Mix the tomato paste, passata, herbs and water in a jug and pour over the shanks. Ensure the lamb shanks are fully covered by the mixture, if not add more water.
If using a slow cooker set it to a high setting and cook for 6 hours.
If using a casserole dish then preheat the oven to 1400C and cook for six hours
Place the cooked shanks onto warmed serving plates and enjoy with sides of your choice.