Welcome to this slow cooker/crockpot blog. I believe slow cookers are the best thing to happen to modern day cooks. I used mine often when I worked outside the home and continue to do so even in retirement. It is so nice to put food on and forget about it. Slow cookers also allow us to cook many things we would normally have to use the oven for; what a relief in hot Texas weather! Some of these recipes are mine, many are ones I have collected over the years.

Thursday, March 29, 2012


4 lamb shanks
2 medium carrots, cut into 1/2-in pieces
1 large yellow onion, diced
4 tbsp grated ginger
6 roughly chopped garlic cloves
2 tbsp cumin
1 tbsp cinnamon
1 cup raisins
1 cup black olives
3 cups chicken broth
1/4 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp sugar
1 tsp salt
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

Brown the lamb shanks in a large skillet sprayed with nonstick cooking spray; remove from the skillet and place in a crockpot or slow cooker.

In the same skillet, saute the carrots, onions, ginger, and garlic.  Add the cumin and cinnamon.  Add the mixture to the shanks in the cooker.  Stir in the raisins, olives, broth, lemon juice, sugar, salt, and pepper. 

Cover the cooker and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 5 hours.

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