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Slow Cooker Braised Lamb Shanks

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ready in: over 5 hrs
serves/makes:   10

recipe id: 8361
cook method: crock pot

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5 lamb shanks, excess fat removed
1 head garlic, cloves removed
kosher salt
fresh cracked black pepper
1 pinch dried thyme
1 pinch anise seed
1 pinch ground cinnamon
4 large carrots cut up
1 very large onion sliced
4 large stalkscelery cut up
1 cup beef broth
fresh thyme for garnish


Best done in a slow cooker.

Placed vegetables in slow cooker. Cut slits in lamb and push in pieces of garlic, as much or as little as you like. Season meat with salt and pepper. Place over vegetables. Add the broth. Cover and cook 1 hour on high.

Reduce heat to low and keep covered about 8 to 10 hours or until meat is fork tender.

To serve: remove meat from cooker to platter. Place vegetables over meat. Skim off excess fat from liquids.. Thicken liquids with gravy flour. Adjust seasoning if needed. Cut lamb ( it will be so tender it will fall in pieces ). Serve with the gravy and vegetables.

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can be prepared ahead ahead of time. Chilled, lamb will be easier to slice and then can be reheated.

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Please note correction to ingredient list, first ingredient should read: Lamb shank (not boneless leg of lamb)

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