Slow Cooked Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks Thermomix

Maple syrup lamb shanks are one of my favourite winter dishes. I have been making this dish for so long! 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.

Lamb Shanks Thermomix Style

Lamb Shanks Thermomix Style

Thermomix Slow Cooked Lamb Shank

Thermomix Slow Cooked Maple Syrup Lamb Shanks

Course: Main Course, Main Dish
Cuisine: Australian
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 5 minutes
Servings: 5 people
Author: Julie Carlyle

These classic slow cooked lamb shanks are a perfect winter warming recipe.  



  • 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
  • 500 gm water added to replenish cooking liquid
  • 100 gm water for sauce


  1. Place the onion & garlic in TM bowl. Chop 5sec/Speed 9.

  2. Scrape down the bowl.

  3. Add stock, red wine, maple syrup, salt and star anise to the onion. 

  4. Place the lid on the TM (MC OUT) and stack the deep Varoma dish on top of the lid.

  5. Arrange the lamb shanks in the Varoma dish and cover with the lid.

  6. Cook 60min/Varoma/Speed 2.

  7. Add 500gm water to the TM bowl. Repeat the cooking. 60 min/Varoma/Speed 2.

  8. Remove the lamb from the TM and place into a serving dish.

  9. Remove the star anise from the cooking liquid and add the final 100gm water. Blend 30 sec/Speed 6.

  10. Pour the sauce over the lamb shanks and serve with vegetables.

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.

Swedish Meatballs

Swedish Meatballs

My 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.

Thermomix Corn Beef with Sauce

Thermomix Corn Beef with 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

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.

So what are your favourite winter warming recipes? Do you have any vegetarian comfort foods to share?

Maple Syrup Lamb Shank Pin

Maple Syrup Lamb Shank Pin

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Thermomix Slow Cooked Lamb Shank

Thermomix Slow Cooked Lamb Shank

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