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Slow cooker Mongolian lamb shanks

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For meltingly tender lamb shanks with flavours of ginger, garlic and soy, try this easy recipe that gets the slow cooker to do most of work.

  • Serves4
  • Cook time4 hour 5 minutes
  • Prep time15 minutes, + 10 mins standing time
Slow Cooker Mongolian Lamb Shanks on rice, garnished with chilli and spring onion. Placed on a wooden cutting board.


  • 4 Coles Australian Lamb Shanks
  • 2 tbs cornflour
  • 1 tbs canola oil
  • 1 brown onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 carrots, peeled, thinly sliced
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tbs finely grated ginger
  • ⅓ cup (80ml) soy sauce
  • ½ cup (110g) brown sugar
  • 1 tbs sriracha or chilli sauce (optional)
  • 2 spring onions, thinly sliced lengthways
  • Steamed jasmine rice, to serve
  • Steamed choy sum, to serve
  • Thinly sliced red chilli (optional), to serve
  • Coriander leaves, to serve

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  1. Step 1

    Place the lamb and cornflour in a large bowl and toss to combine. Heat the oil in a large frying pan over high heat. Cook the lamb, turning occasionally, for 5 mins or until brown all over. Transfer to a slow cooker.
  2. Step 2

    Add onion, carrot, garlic, ginger, soy sauce, sugar, sriracha or chilli sauce, if using, and 1/2 cup (125ml) water to the slow cooker. Season. Cover and cook for 4 hours on high (or 6 hours on low) or until lamb is falling off the bone.
  3. Step 3

    Meanwhile, place the spring onion in a small bowl of iced water. Set aside for 10 mins to curl.
  4. Step 4

    Divide the rice evenly among serving bowls. Top with the lamb mixture and choy sum. Sprinkle with the spring onion, chilli, if using, and coriander.