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  • 2 Tbsp flour
  • 4-6 lamb shanks
  • 1 Tbsp oil
  • 1 onion, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 2 parsnips, peeled and sliced
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • ½ tsp Gregg's Chilli Seasoning (optional)
  • 420 g can Wattie’s Extra Rich and Thick Condensed Tomato Soup
  • 2 Tbsp chopped fresh coriander or mint


1. Place flour in a plastic bag; toss lamb shanks one at a time in the seasoning.

2. Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan brown the lamb shanks evenly, turning frequently. Transfer them to a casserole dish.

3. Gently fry onion, garlic, ginger, celery and parsnips in the residue oil, until tender, but not brown. Increase heat, stir in spices and cook for 1 minute. Add Wattie’s Extra Rich and Thick Condensed Tomato Soup with a can of water, stir to combine until the sauce is boiling. Pour over the browned lamb shanks, cover and cook at 180°C for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until the shanks are tender.

4. Just before serving, season with salt and pepper. Garnish with coriander or mint. Serve with rice or mashed potatoes, and your favourite winter greens.

Crockpot/Slow cooker instructions:

Follow instructions 1-3 but reduce the water to 1/2 cup and place in slow cooker and cook on LOW for approx 8 hours (refer to your user manual). Serve as above.

Rate and Review

7 Ratings Tomato Berbere Lamb Shanks

Reviews (7)

Caroline's Review | Rating

Very tasty and convenient having the Berbere spice already mixed for you!

Lisa's Review | Rating

I loved this recipe especially in the slow cooker/ crock pot.
I used 1/2 cup of water instead of 1 cup and cooked on low for 8-10 hours or until the meat is just starting to fall off the bone.

Helena's Review | Rating

Just devine, also great with diced meats

natasha's Review | Rating

tastes great the flavours blend together really well

Jeremy Hicks's Review | Rating

Delecious, easy to make meal. The flavours make a great combination and can go with any meat as well.

Patricia's Rating
Anne's Review | Rating

Just too morish for words