Thursday, March 12, 2009

~ Lamb, it's what's for dinner......

I happened to find this recipe on line - I'm always looking for new ways to cook what we raise, hoping my family will not get bored with meals. This recipe is definately a hit in my home.......my family has decided this is their new favorite leg of lamb recipe :)


Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb

Lamb Roast, 1 -3lb bone-in, leg of lamb roast

4 cups water, broth or stock

3 tblsp flour

2 tsp sea salt

1 tsp freshly ground black pepper

I tsp ground cumin

1 tsp chile powder

1/2 tsp cayenne pepper

1 bay leaf

2 cloves garlic- minced

1 small sweet onion diced



1 14.5 oz can fire roasted tomatoes

2 tblsp red wine vinegar

Sea salt

Freshly ground pepper

Turn slow cooker to low heat. Blend flour into water, whisk in salt, pepper, and spices. Place lamb roast in slow cooker and pour water mixture over the top, add garlic, onion and bay leaf. Cover and let roast for 7-8 hours. When ready, turn off slow cooker.

Leaving lamb roast in slow cooker, carefully pour the cooking liquid into a deep sauce pan, add tomatoes and vinegar.

Over medium-high heat reduce cooking liquid, tomatoes and vinegar mixture by half. Salt & pepper to taste. Add lamb roast meat, it is so tender if falls off of the bone. Serve over brown rice.

Brown Rice

1 cup brown rice (I used organic brown rice)

2 1/2 cups chicken stock or water

1 tsp salt

Bring water to a boil in a heavy 3 quart sauce pan, lower heat to simmer, stir in rice, cover and cook for 40-50 minutes or until all liquid is absorbed.
Enjoy!

10 comments:

cheesychick said...

I just stopped by for the first time...blog surfing. I really like your blog. I even had to read some past posts. I'm finding many similarities between your farm and ours. I have been thinking of getting sheep again and this recipe makes me want our own lamb again. I will be back.

Christy said...

Sounds good. I go back and forth between trying to make new stuff so they don't get bored, and thinking they are lucky I'm feeding them at all and they shouldn't complain about boredom.

Doris said...

Yum, yum, yum!
I will test it.

threecollie said...

I love lamb so much! It is hard to buy it around here that isn't imported from NZ though. Back in the day there was nothing like a leg of lamb with garlic slivers slipped into slices in the outside and lots of salt and pepper before cooking. My grandma used to make it for Sunday dinner and it was my favorite dish.

Deb said...

cheesychick,
Thanks so much for stopping by! I'm glad you enjoyed the blog - I'll be sure to check yours out when I get a chance - I love my sheep....as you know there is nothing like your own fresh, lamb :) Hope you stop in again :)

christy,
Lol....you have the right idea. They should feel lucky we feed them at all! I have to admit I get a little bored myself so trying something new is good for me as well :)

Doris,
Please let me know if you give it a try :)

threecollie,
I never liked the taste of lamb until I raised my own. I know, that makes me quite the snob :) I love to roast a leg, fill the slices with garlic, rub with rosemary & olive oil. Yummmmmm :)

DayPhoto said...

I too, like to search for new recipes. I really enjoy when my bloggy friends post recipes they like. So THANK YOU!

Linda
http://coloradofarmlife.wordpress.com/

Yellow Jacket Ridge Angoras said...

You can try making a curry. You can find Indian curry paste online or in a Middle Eastern store. It's so easy and tastes like you have worked all day. All you add is a few tablespoons of the curry paste, can of tomatoes and then yummy, yummy for your family's tummies! Serve with rice.

Deb said...

Linda,
Your wecome :)

YJRA,
Thanks for the tip - we love curry. I will definately look up a few recipes.

Paintsmh said...

I love lamb. Sigh. Now I want a nice lamb dinner. Oh well.

Egghead said...

I have never eaten much lamb and the lamb I have eaten was delicious. This inspires me to try cooking it. It looks so good.