Balsamic Glazed Lamb Shanks, Slow Cooker

Total time: 8 hours

Ingredients:

  • 2 lamb shanks
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 cup (8oz, 250gr) tomatoes, peeled, chopped
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 3 tbs Balsamic vinegar
  • 1 tsp thyme leaves
  • 3 tbs tapioca
  • 1/2 cup (4oz, 120ml) beef stock
  • 1 tbs olive oil
  • optional - if needed: 2 tsp instant tapioca or 1 tbs cornstarch

Instructions:

  • Heat 1 tbs oil in a large skillet. Add lamb shanks and brown on all sides, Remove to plate.
  • Add onions, garlic, to skillet and sauté briefly.
  • Put onions / garlic in slow cooker. Put lamb on top.
  • Add remaining ingredients (tomatoes, honey, vinegar, tapioca, thyme, stock) to skillet and heat almost to a simmer.
  • Pour contents of skillet 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.