Lamb osso bucco (Lamb shanks) in the crockpot

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Osso Bucco is traditionally made with veal shanks, but it’s equally delicious with lamb.

Crockpot Lamb Osso Bucco

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 6-7 hours
  • Difficulty: easy
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Cooking these low and slow makes them tender and delicious.

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  • 2 1/2 pounds
    lamb shanks
  • 2-3 tablespoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1/2 teaspoon
  • 1 can
    diced or crushed tomatoes
  • 1 1/4 cups
    dry white wine, divided
  • 1 small onion
  • 3/4 cup
    chicken broth
  • 1 teaspoon each
    thyme and rosemary
  • 2 tablespoon
    dairy free spread
  • 2 tablespoons
    rice flour

Cooking Directions

  1. Heat the oil on medium high in a heavy bottomed skillet. Season lamb with salt and pepper. Brown Lamb Shanks on all sides. Add 1/4 wine to skillet to deglaze the pan and scrape up any brown bits. You can add a splash more if needed.
  2. Add Lamb Shanks to crockpot, adding any leftover wine and browned bits from the pan.
  3. Add tomatoes, onion, chicken broth, and 1 cup wine to crockpot along with herbs. Cook on low setting for 6 to 7 hours, or until meat comes away from the bone, and is easily removed.
  4. Remove Lamb Shanks, and cover to keep warm.
  5. Remove 2 cups of cooking liquid into a glass measuring cup or fat separator. Heat a skillet over medium heat and add 2 tablespoons of dairy free spread. When the spread is melted and slightly bubbling, sprinkle flour over melted spread evenly, whisking to combine. Cook for one minute being careful not to burn. Slowly add cooking liquid, whisking to incorporate roux to create a smooth sauce. Flour will clump at first; keep whisking and flour will incorporate.
  6. Serve lamb with gravy.

Easy gluten and dairy free gravy

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I took me many years to finally make what my husband calls “plate lickin’ ” gravy.   It’s easier than you think to make really great gluten and dairy free gravy.

Easy gluten and dairy free gravy

  • Servings: 4-6
  • Time: 5 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Gluten free gravy can be delicious!

Recipe by glutenfree lady

For each cup of liquid, increase melted spread and rice flour by one tablespoon.
Invest in a fat separator; it will decrease the fat in your gravy.
Keep whisking-the flour and liquid will incorporate.


  • 1 tablespoon
    dairy free spread
  • 1 tablespoon
    rice flour
  • 1 cup
    cooking liquid or broth
  • 1 teaspoon
    herbs of choice

Cooking Directions

  1. For each cup of cooking liquid or broth, melt one tablespoon dairy free spread in a large skillet.
  2. Sprinkle one tablespoon of rice flour over the melted spread, and whisk until flour is incorporated. No need to brown flour and spread.
  3. Slowly pour the liquid into melted flour mixture and whisk vigorously, until gravy begins to thicken.
  4. Continue to add broth until desired thickness is achieved.
  5. Stir in herbs of choice and serve.