Hinchinbrook Region, North Queensland


Slow cooked Lamb Shanks served with Mashed Sweet Potato


3 Medium Northern Star Sweet Potato

2 Tablespoon of Butter

1/4 cup of Milk

4 Lamb Shanks

1 Large onion finely chopped

2 – 4 cloves of garlic crushed

2 Carrots peeled and sliced

2 cups of vegetable stock

2 teaspoon brown sugar

2 Tablespoon of tomato paste


  1. Peel northern star sweet potato and chopped into small pieces and place in a saucepan with water and bring to the boil and simmer for 10 to 20 mins until sweet potato are quite soft.
  2. While sweet potato and cooking, fry lamb shanks briefly on frying pan just to make them brown in colour. They do not need to be fully cooked as they will be cooking longer in the slow cooker.
  3. Once lamb shanks have been browned. Add chopped onion and garlic to the bottom of the slow cooker. Then add lamb shanks, carrots, vegetable stock, sugar and tomato paste.
  4. Mix well with a spoon and cook in the slow cooker for 4 to 6 hours or until lamb shanks start falling off bone.
  5. While lamb shanks are cooking drain water from the sweet potato add butter and milk and mash until there are no lumps. If need be you can add more milk if needed to get it to the right consistency.
  6. Once lamb shanks are cooked served immediately with mashed sweet potato.

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