Slow Cooked Lamb Shank Recipe For Lamb Kleftiko

Lamb kleftiko

  • serves 4
  • Easy

Check out these easy slow-cooked lamb shanks with waxy potatoes. Kleftiko is a Greek dish of lamb and potatoes slow cooked with white wine, lemon and oregano. Serve with bread for mopping up juices, and a green salad dressed with red wine vinegar and olive oil

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Drag that slow cooker out of the cupboard and put it to work with food writer Claire Thomson’s lamb slow cooker recipe.

*This recipe is gluten-free according to industry standards

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Ingredients

  • lemon 1 large, juiced
  • extra-virgin olive oil 100ml
  • dry white wine 175ml
  • black peppercorns crushed to make ½ tsp
  • garlic 4 cloves, peeled and left whole
  • dried oregano 2 tsp
  • ground cumin 1 tsp
  • lamb shanks 4
  • sea salt flakes 1 tsp
  • ripe tomato 1 large, cut into quarters
  • cinnamon stick 1
  • waxy potatoes 750g, peeled and cut into bite-sized cubes
  • flat-leaf parsley a handful, roughly chopped

Method

  • Step 1

    Put the lemon juice, 2 tbsp oil, wine, pepper, garlic, oregano and cumin into a blender and whizz. Put the shanks into a bowl, pour over the marinade and massage well to coat. Cover and chill for at least 1 hour but preferably overnight.

  • Step 2

    Heat the slow cooker to high or low, depending on desired cooking time.

  • Step 3

    Put the meat, marinade, salt, tomato and cinnamon stick into the slow cooker. Cover with the lid and cook for 3-4 hours on high, or 6-8 hours on low until completely tender.

  • Step 4

    When the lamb is cooked through and completely tender, brown the potatoes in 3 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan over a medium-high heat until they begin to colour and soften.

  • Step 5

    Remove the lamb from the slow cooker, put on a plate and cover tightly with foil.

  • Step 6

    Add the browned potatoes to the slow cooker and mix well. Cover and continue cooking for another 45 minutes-1 hour or until the potatoes are cooked and very soft. Add the lamb back to the slow cooker to heat through once more. Check the seasoning, adding more if necessary.

  • Step 7

    Serve with crusty bread and a green salad.

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Nutritional Information

  • Kcals 694
  • Fat 43.6g
  • Saturates 12.4g
  • Carbs 29.7g
  • Sugars 2.4g
  • Fibre 3.5g
  • Protein 31.6g
  • Salt 1.5g
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