If you don’t own a slow cooker/crock pot, please invest in one. It’s such a useful kitchen equipment to have especially for all the busy moms both at home and at work. It’s peace of mind knowing that a healthy meal is waiting for you when you’re ready for dinner.
This dish is so delicious and no one can resist a good pulled lamb…yum! Give this very simple recipe a go tonight!
You may wish to marinade your lamb overnight, that way it’s ready to cook the next morning. Or you can easily prep this in less than 5 minutes and cook it the same day.
- 1- 2 to 3lbs boneless (recommended) or bone-in leg of lamb
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 large sweet potatoes, chopped
- 1 C carrots, chopped
- 3 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
- 1 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
- 1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
- 1 packed Tbsp brown sugar OR
- 2 Tbsp honey
- A few sprigs fresh thyme
- Salt to taste
- Pepper to taste
- This recipe serves 8-10 people.
1. You can either slice the onions uniformly or wedge them – whatever’s your preference, and place in slow cooker.
The same goes for the potatoes, you can either slice them or cut into chunks (wedges) and add to pot. Add a dash of salt and pepper.
Side note: I also make this lamb with sweet potatoes and it’s amazing! The sweetness of the potatoes compliments the lamb very well. So feel free to substitute the potatoes for the sweet kind if you had that at home. You’d want to cut them in chunks because sweet potato is somewhat of a tough vegetable to cut.
Next, prepare the lamb*. Add oil and rub to coat the meat. Then, season with salt and pepper.
Add honey and rub. Then place the lamb fat facing up into the pot to rest on the onions and potatoes.
Add carrots and a dash of salt on them. Add thyme, cover the slow cooker, and set timer on low for 8 hours, or on high for 4-5 hours – I personally prepare this in the early morning and leave it for the 8 hours to cook.
No liquid is required for this recipe because the fat and the vegetables will provide more than enough once the meat is done.
Being careful not to let the steam burn you, lift and remove the lid to uncover this beauty! Notice how much liquid there is! Yum!!
It’s safe to say that this is my husband’s favourite meal.
Enjoy with a side of rice and salad.
For the next couple of days, we pull the lamb and add a bit of chipotle sauce** for that extra kick! Delicious!
Bon appétit! xo
* The lamb is available either fresh or frozen at your local grocery stores or butcher shops. I personally purchase mine at Costco. This lamb is boneless which makes it nice when placing in a slow cooker. And just an interesting FYI – all lamb sold is Halal for those who observe the Muslim faith and/or for those who choose to eat Halal foods.
** The chipotle sauce is delicious with the pulled lamb, but since Munsur doesn’t like spicy things, we tend to use it on our own portions. An interesting tidbit, I discovered that the Tabasco brand hot sauces are both Kosher and certified Halal. I’ve also confirmed from their customer service rep that the Tabasco brand regular and the Chipotle hot sauces are dairy-free (I’m going to assume all their products are dairy-free but those are the only two I had asked to have confirmed). So enjoy as little or as much as you want :)