Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks in Red Wine

Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks in Red Wine

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks in Red Wine

These succulent lamb shanks falling off the bone, slowly cooked in a delicious red wine and tomato sauce are so quick and easy to make. You can literally throw them in the slow cooker before you walk out the door in the morning, and come home to the most amazing aroma. Simply add some cauliflower mash and a side serve of green beans, and dinner is ready.

Slow Cooked Convenience

Slow cooker meals like this are brilliant because they are literally one pot recipes that can slow simmer while you are busy getting on with life’s duties. If you struggle a bit in the mornings to get organised, or are too rushed, simply make the recipe the night before and refrigerate. When you get up in the morning, put it in the slow cooker and dinner will be ready when you get home.

Slow cookers can cause a lot of condensation which can make sauces watery. Try using the ‘tea towel trick’, to reduce the condensation. Place a large tea towel over the cooker, add the lid and use it to keep the tea towel in place. The tea towel will get wet and take on the aroma of the dish, but it all comes out in the wash.

To Cook In The Oven

You can roast these in the oven as well. Place all of the ingredients in a baking tray. Add 2 tablespoons of olive oil and 1/4 cup stock. Cover baking dish with foil and cook at about 160 C/320 C for 3 hours or until the lamb is completely tender. Raise the oven temperature to 220°C/420 F. Remove the foil and baste the lamb with the sauce. Cook the lamb, uncovered, for 20 mins or until heavily caramelized. You may wish to turn the lamb half way through for browning on both sides.

To Serve

Serve these delicious slow cooked lamb shanks in red wine on top of a bed of creamy cauliflower mash. Add a serve of steamed green beans in butter and you have the most amazing tasting, delicious meal. If you are catering for carb lovers, simply  add some mashed potato to keep everyone happy.

This recipe is perfect to freeze so even if only cooking for 2, I suggest cooking 4 and you’ll have amazing left overs. The flavors actually improve with age so if you have left overs, they will taste divine the next day.

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slow cooker lamb shanks in red wine

Slow Cooked Lamb Shanks in Red Wine

Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 10 hours
Total Time: 10 hours 5 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Diabetic Recipe, Gluten Free, Keto, LCHF, Low Carb, Sugar Free
Keywords: diabetic, gluten-free, Keto, lamb shanks, lchf, low-carb, red wine, slow cooked, slow-cooker, sugar-free
Servings: 4 serves


  • 4 lamb shanks
  • 1 onion finely diced
  • 1 bunch radish, cleaned and halved optional
  • 2 stalks celery including leaves finely chopped
  • 4 teaspoons garlic
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce or 1 tablespoon Tamari
  • 400 gm tin diced tomatoes sugar free
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 teaspoons mixed herbs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1-2 teaspoons Stevia Erythritol Blend I like to use this one


  • Aside from the lamb shanks, mix all the ingredients together in the slow cooker pot.
  • Place the lamb shanks on top of the sauce and spoon additional sauce over the top of the lamb so it is well covered.
  • Slow cook for 7-8 hours or until cooked through and tender.
  • Tastes delicious served on Cauliflower Mash with a side serve of low carb vegetables such as green beans. Simply carb this recipe up by serving with mashed potato.

Recipe Notes

If the sauce is too liquid, use the Tea Towel Trick by placing a tea towel on top of the pot and placing the lid on top to absorb moisture. Alternatively, pour the sauce off the lamb and reduce in a saucepan on the stove top. This takes about 5 minutes. Pour back onto the lamb and serve.
Try adding the radishes for variation. Simply cut them in half and place them in the cooker without peeling.

Nutritional Information

Serving: 1shank | Calories: 516kcal | Carbohydrates: 6.4g | Protein: 34.3g | Fat: 31.6g | Fiber: 0.2g
Note that we calculate our own nutritional values so they may not be precise. Calculate your own if desired. Carb values exclude sugar alcohols such as Erythritol, as they generally have no impact on blood sugar levels. 50% of the carbs from Xylitol is added to nutritional values. This is consistent with industry practice.
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