Sometimes I forget how easy these slow-cook meals really are. And they’re perfect for those cooler months. I made this mainly for the little one as he needed some more red meat in his diet and I was getting bored of the typical puréed steak with vegetables. Turns out, this is also one for the whole family as my husband and I enjoyed it for dinner that night too! If you can get the lamb on special it’s a pretty economical dish too – 1.5kgs is about half a lamb leg roast.
We served this with steamed green beans for us adults, as I like mine rather crunchy, but you could add in all your vegetables and be done with it. There’s not a lot of browning of vegetables and sautéing sauces prior to putting it in the slow cook. For me, this takes away the whole purpose of using one – it’s supposed to be easy!
Our slow cooker is a bit old and can’t be that good as I find when I cook on high for 4 – 5 hours, the meat never falls apart like it should. So I end up doing it for 9 hours on high; but I’m sure you guys have one that works properly!
This is a pretty versatile dish; we “pulled” or shredded some of the lamb using two forks and served it over some couscous I had lying around, then mashed in the carrots and kumara – it was a serious winner. Or you could serve as is. For little grubs I would puree the whole lot. This is suitable for freezing too.
- 1.5kg lamb leg roast, bone in
- 4 sprigs of rosemary
- Olive oil
- 6 cloves of garlic
- 2 medium kumara (or a mixture of kumara and potato)
- 2 carrots
- ½ cup of beef stock (reduced salt)
- Cut up potato/kumara and carrots in to chunky cubes and place in the bottom of your slow cooker
- Crush 3 cloves of garlic and finely chop up ½ your rosemary. Swirl some olive oil over your kumara and carrots and mix in the rosemary and garlic
- Pour the stock over the vegetables
- Heat up some oil in a fry pan and brown the lamb all over. Place in the slow cooker, on top of the vegetables. Rub the remaining crushed garlic and chopped rosemary in to the lamb.
- Cook on high for 4 – 5 hours or on low for 9 – 10 hours.