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I was at the store looking for something tasty for dinner and came across some lamb shanks. Reading the cooking instructions gave me an idea for some awesome sliders. I grabbed some ingredients and threw this together. The result was a mouth-watering, spicy surprise! Add spices of your own to suit your taste. When you're done, take a bite and wipe your face with a paper towel.


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30 mins
1 hr 17 mins
1 hr 47 mins
8 sliders


Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Place lamb shanks into a slow cooker; add water. Stir stem side of the halved jalapeno to the slow cooker, reserving the other end.

  • Set slow cooker to High; cook until lamb is tender and can be easily pulled apart with a fork, 1 to 2 hours. An instant-read thermometer inserted near the bone should read 165 degrees F (74 degrees C).

  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Place ciabatta rolls onto a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until crisp and browned, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Remove jalapeno half from the slow cooker; dice, along with the reserved half.

  • Heat oil in a skillet over medium-high heat. Stir in bell peppers, onion, diced jalapeno, salt, and pepper; cook and stir until bell peppers are tender and onion is translucent, 7 to 10 minutes.

  • Combine mayonnaise and chile-garlic sauce in a small bowl; stir until sauce is mixed.

  • Remove lamb from the slow cooker. Separate lamb meat from the bone; discard bones. Shred lamb with a fork; divide into 8 equal portions.

  • Spread sauce onto the top half of the ciabatta; cover with spinach leaves. Spoon lamb and vegetable mixture onto the bottom half of the ciabatta; top with sliced jalapeno.

Cook's Notes:

Broth can be substituted for the water if desired.

Hot chile sauce can be substituted for the Sriracha sauce if desired.

You can glaze the rolls with butter or olive oil before heating if you choose.

Nutrition Facts

1646 calories; protein 61.2g; carbohydrates 233.5g; fat 49.8g; cholesterol 77.4mg; sodium 3132.2mg. Full Nutrition