Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks Braised in Guinness

Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks Braised in Guinness

Prep Time:  30 mins
Cook Time: 12 hrs


4 lbs lamb shanks

1⁄4 cup flour
1 teaspoon salt
1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper, freshly cracked
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
4 onions, finely chopped
4 garlic cloves
1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1 bay leaf
2 tablespoons tomato paste
1 tablespoon mustard
1 1⁄2 cups Guinness stout or 1 1⁄2 cups other dark beer
1⁄2 cup beef broth, undiluted


  1. Lightly coat shanks in flour seasoned with salt and pepper.
  2. Reserve left over flour mixture.
  3. In a skillet heat oil.
  4. Add lamb in batches and cook until browned.
  5. Transfer to slow cooker.
  6. Reduce heat and add onions, to pan, cook till softened.
  7. Add garlic,thyme, bay leaf and reserved flour cook 1-2 minutes stir in tomato paste, mustard, beer & broth.
  8. Pour over meat.
  9. Cover and cook on low 10 -12 hours or on high 5 – 6 hours.

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