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slow cooked lamb leg from douglas willis butchers

Slow cooked leg of lamb

Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 8hrs +
Serves 6+

We’re all looking for ways to cook in the most energy-efficient way, and slow cooking is a great way to make amazing tasting roasts with minimum fuss. This recipe for slow-cooked leg of lamb from BBC Good Food is perfect for tender meat that melts in the mouth.


2 tbsp olive oil
1.3kg boneless leg of lamb, tied
30g unsalted butter
2 tbsp plain flour
300ml lamb stock
200ml red wine
2 red onions, cut into wedges
2 garlic cloves, sliced
5 sprigs of thyme
5 sprigs of rosemary
Mashed potatoes and steamed veg, to serve


Step 1:
Heat the oil in a large non-stick frying pan. Add the lamb and brown on each side for 4-5 mins. Set the slow cooker to low. Melt the butter in a saucepan until foaming, then stir through the flour. Whisk in the stock gradually until incorporated, add the wine and bring to a boil. Set aside.

Step 2:
Put the onion, garlic, thyme and rosemary into your slow cooker and sit the lamb on top. Pour over the lamb gravy. Put the lid on and cook for 8 hrs or until soft and tender.

Step 3:
Remove the lamb and set, covered, on a plate. Strain the liquid into a pan and simmer until slightly thickened. Serve the lamb thickly sliced or shredded (it’ll be quite soft) with mashed potatoes, green veg and gravy.

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Chef's Tips

And some chilli flakes if you fancy a little spice!


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