Slow cooker leg of lamb

    5 hours 25 min

    A leg of lamb, coated in mustard and herbs, is slow cooked in red wine to produce a delicious and tender main dish.

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    Serves: 6 

    • 1 (3kg) bone-in leg of lamb, or more to taste
    • 120ml red wine
    • 1 lemon, juiced
    • 2 tablespoons honey
    • 2 tablespoons Dijon mustard
    • 3 cloves garlic, minced
    • 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
    • 1 tablespoon dried rosemary
    • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
    • 1 teaspoon sea salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:5hr  ›  Extra time:15min resting  ›  Ready in:5hr25min 

    1. Bring leg of lamb to room temperature, about 2 hours.
    2. Pour wine into a slow cooker. Mix lemon juice, honey, mustard, garlic, vinegar, rosemary, thyme, sea salt and pepper together in a bowl until a thick paste forms. Massage paste into the lamb using your hands; gently place into the slow cooker.
    3. Cook on low, without removing the cover, for 5 hours. Let lamb rest for 15 to 20 minutes before serving.

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    This turned out well. The cooking time made it come out at 170 degrees (which was fine with me because I don’t like pink meat). I did end up changing the spices. My husband doesn’t like thyme and when I got home I realized I didn’t have any rosemary! I used tarragon, parsley and some chives.  -  12 Feb 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    This was great! I’m never sure how to cook a lamb roast so as to keep everybody happy. We like it well done but not dry. I bought the roast at Costco and used my Instant Pot on the slow cooking function for the first time. I had read that this is slower than a regular slow cooker, and it was. So I made allowances and cooked it for 7 1/2 hours. It came out very tender and flavorful. You couldn’t taste the individual ingredients in the “rub/sauce. It was just tasty. This will now be my go-to recipe. Glad to be able to use my Instant Pot for this.  -  07 Jan 2019  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    actually it was my christmas. and i followed the recipe according to the t. the lamb turnded out super dry. I dont know why this is ranked on top of google.? Shouldnt be.  -  24 Dec 2018  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)