Slow Cooked Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks Thermomix

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Maple syrup lamb shanks are one of my favourite winter dishes. There is nothing like the rich flavour of lamb with a side serve of silky mash potato to warm the belly during winter.

Lamb Shanks Thermomix Style
Lamb Shanks Thermomix Style

I have been making this dish for so long! It’s always been a family favourite.  The smell of the dish cooking and warming the house makes me happy. Initially, I used to make the recipe in the slow cooker but I’ve found that cooking it in the Thermomix Varoma is quicker and gives all the same slow cooked, melt in the mouth magic as more traditional cooking methods.

When you get the shanks out of the Varoma you may be concerned that they don’t have that gorgeous glazed look.  Don’t worry, once the sauce goes over the top you would never guess they weren’t oven-cooked.

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Lamb Shanks Thermomix
Lamb Shanks Thermomix

During winter I always enjoy warming, cosy comfort foods. These are usually covered in a silky mashed potato and a rich gravy.  Another favourite winter recipe is Swedish meatballs. The rich gravy has such a lovely homely flavour, so they also tick my comfort food box.

My favourite comfort foods tend to be quite meaty? I also love a Guinness Pie or a melt in the mouth piece of Corn Beef which has been cooked in the Varoma and served with a mustard sauce.

Even the smell of these comfort foods cooking is warming and nourishing on a cold day. I usually serve the lamb shanks with mashed potato and green beans but today I feel like changing things up, and I’ve decided to prepare a homemade coleslaw.

Thermomix Maple Syrup Lamb Shank
Thermomix Maple Syrup Lamb Shank
Thermomix Slow Cooked Lamb Shank

Thermomix Slow Cooked Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks

Julie Carlyle
These classic slow cooked lamb shanks are a perfect winter warming recipe.  
5 from 6 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 2 hrs 30 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 5 mins
Course Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine Australian
Servings 5 people
Calories 284 kcal



  • 1400 gm lamb shanks 4-5 shanks
  • 220 gm onion quartered
  • 10 gm garlic
  • 250 gm beef stock campbells real stock
  • 250 gm red wine
  • 130 gm maple syrup
  • 4 star anise
  • 1 shallot sliced finely to garnish
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 600 gm water added to replenish cooking liquid


  • Place the onion & garlic in TM bowl. Chop 5sec/Speed 9.
  • Scrape down the bowl.
  • Add stock, red wine, maple syrup, salt and star anise to the onion. 
  • Place the lid on the TM bowl(MC OUT) and stack the deep Varoma dish on top of the lid.
  • Arrange the lamb shanks in the Varoma dish and cover with the lid.
  • Cook 60 min/Varoma/Speed 2.
  • Add 600gm water to the TM bowl. Repeat the cooking. 90 min/Varoma/Speed 2.
  • Remove the lamb from the TM and place into a serving dish.
  • Blend the sauce 1min – Start at speed 5 then gradually increase to speed 9.
  • Pour the sauce over the lamb shanks and serve with vegetables.


Lamb shanks can be pan-fried quickly prior to adding to the Varoma if you would like the outside meat to have a darker appearance. This is purely aesthetics and won’t impact the flavour. 


Calories: 284kcalCarbohydrates: 25gProtein: 26gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 79mgSodium: 319mgPotassium: 587mgFiber: 1gSugar: 18gVitamin A: 5IUVitamin C: 4mgCalcium: 71mgIron: 3mg
Keyword Lamb, lamb shanks, Main Meal, Slow Cooked, Thermomix, Winter food, Winter Meals
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Thermomix Slow Cooked Lamb Shank
Thermomix Slow Cooked Lamb Shank

I hope you have enjoyed this recipe. If you have made this dish I would love for you to come back and comment.

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13 thoughts on “Slow Cooked Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks Thermomix”

  1. Megan says:

    This looks delicious! Sadly my husband can’t stand lamb, so wondering if this recipe could be frozen in portions for myself?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Hi Megan
      Thank you for your question.
      This recipe will freeze very well. I hope you enjoy the dish.
      Happy cooking
      J xx

  2. Julie says:

    As good as promised

  3. Tanya wilson says:

    5 stars
    Omg this lamb shank recipient was so easy. Them meat was so moist and juicy.and the maple syrup sauce was to die for.well done.

  4. Trina says:

    5 stars
    I made this today and it was so easy. Thank you for the simple yet tasty lamb shank recipe. I substituted red wine with cranberry juice. Also added 50 grams cranberry juice + 50 grams water instead of 100 grams water in step 9. Meat was tender and maple syrup sauce was delicious.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Fabulous!! This is one of my favorite recipes on the site too! The lamb just melts in your mouth 🙂

  5. CHERIE says:

    5 stars
    Could this be done with a boneless leg of lamb in the varoma?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      Cherie, yes the recipe could be altered for boneless leg of lamb. Its best to keep the lamb around the 2kg in size and it will take between 3-4 hours to get to that beautiful, falling apart meat stage. Happy Cooking J

  6. Vanessa Nevjestic says:

    5 stars
    Well, I just tried this – easy and by far the best recipe of lamb shanks I ever did! The maple sirup sauce is to die for – my husband wiped his plate in 1 minute ?

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      That is somfabulous to hear Vanessa! I’m so pleased you liked it 🙂 Thanks for sharing 🙂

  7. Kerry Whiteside says:

    5 stars
    Thank you for this recipe. Wow.. amazing.
    It took 3 hours to cook to falling of the bone, but the gravy was superb.

  8. Kath Bateman says:

    5 stars
    These were amazing! My husband hasn’t stopped raving about them and has requested them for his birthday dinner in a couple of weeks. I always used to do lamb shanks in the slow cooker, but there is no way I could get them like this in two hours. I was able to fit six lamb shanks in the varoma. Awesome. Thank you.

    1. Julie Carlyle says:

      I am so pleased you enjoyed the shanks! I will have to come up with some new lamb shank recipes for winter. Thanks so much for coming back and saying hi 🙂

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