Lamb Shanks, Osso Buco Style, Slow Cooker

I am being punished for all the many times I have bragged about my colds only lasting three days.

This is Day 6 and there is no hope in sight.

I do not take chastisement well.

I have, however, watched every episode of Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix.

Not really…. I’ve caught 15 minutes here, 5 minutes there, between naps. It’s perfect – I wake up, watch, and don’t fee like I’ve missed anything.

I did get a little confused when we went from a bakery in Tel Aviv to an Italian bakery…. in Lisbon.

This is my last slow cooker lamb shanks of this season.

I still haven’t decided which is my favorite.

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Lamb Shanks, Osso Buco Style, Slow Cooker

Lamb shanks in the slow cooker = perfect match

  • Author: Katie Zeller
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 8 hours
  • Yield: 2 servings 1x
  • Category: Lamb
  • Method: Slow Cooker


  • 2 lamb shanks
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, sliced
  • 1 rib celery, sliced
  • 1 cup (8oz, 250gr) tomatoes, peeled, chopped
  • 3/4 cup (6oz, 180ml) red wine
  • 1/4 cup (2oz, 60ml) beef stock
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tbs oregano
  • 1 tbs parsley
  • 3 tbs tapioca
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • optional – if needed: 2 tsp instant tapioca or 1 tbs cornstarch


  • Heat 1 tbs oil in a large skillet. Add lamb shanks and brown on all sides, Remove to plate.
  • Add onions, carrots, celery, garlic, to skillet and sauté briefly.
  • Put vegetables in slow cooker.
  • Add herbs, paprika, tapioca and beef stock. Stir to combine.
  • Put lamb on top.
  • Combine tomatoes, juices, red wine and pour over lamb.
  • Cover and cook, low heat, 7 1/2 – 8 hours, turning shanks half way through cooking time
  • Check 30 minutes before serving and if sauce needs to be thickened add 2 tsp instant tapioca or 1 tbs cornstarch dissolved in 2 tbs water.
  • When ready, remove to a platter and serve.


Instant tapioca is great as it can just be sprinkled in, stirred, and adjusted.

Keywords: lamb shanks, slow cooker

Lamb Shanks, Osso Buco Style, Slow Cooker

I had some doggie play photos lined up to post with their birthday pics but I ran out of energy.

Here they are:

Puppy play

Year old play

Big girl play

They still have it:

But not nearly as often these days.

They used to play-fight a few times every day….. Now it’s a few times every month.

6 thoughts on “Lamb Shanks, Osso Buco Style, Slow Cooker”

  1. Get better soon. A friend of mine here was flattened by the cold going around for weeks — totally unlike her. She cancelled appointments with friends left right and centre and had no energy at all.

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