Slow Roast Leg of Lamb


If you're slow-roasting lamb, it comes out so tender you don't need a knife to cut it. And when I say slow, I mean slow - 7 hours. And I am roasting the leg of lamb in the oven, not in a slow cooker. Tastes great served with Dauphinoise potatoes or mashed potatoes and vegetables.

close up view of a sliced Slow Roast Leg of Lamb on a blue plate with a knife and fork
Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
7 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
7 hrs 25 mins
6 servings


  • 3 carrots, coarsely chopped

  • 1 head garlic, split but not peeled

  • 1 (5 pound) leg of lamb

  • 1 ¼ cups red wine

  • 1 ¼ cups lamb stock

  • salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste


  1. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees F (120 degrees C).

  2. Place carrots and garlic in a roasting pan large enough for the leg of lamb. Place lamb on top. Pour in wine and lamb stock. Place roasting pan on the stove and heat over medium-low heat until liquid is boiling. Cover the roasting pan tightly with aluminum foil, using oven mitts to protect your hands, and place in the oven.

  3. Roast in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads 130 degrees F (54 degrees C) for medium, about 7 hours. Remove from the oven.

  4. Increase oven temperature to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Transfer lamb into a second roasting pan.

  5. Roast lamb uncovered until skin is crispy, 15 to 20 minutes. Let rest before slicing.

  6. While lamb is resting, pour cooking juices from the first roasting pan into a saucepan. Bring to a boil and simmer until reduced into a gravy, about 5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper.

Cook's Note:

You can substitute any stock for the lamb stock.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

474 Calories
12g Fat
10g Carbs
64g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 474
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 16%
Saturated Fat 5g 24%
Cholesterol 137mg 46%
Sodium 1590mg 69%
Total Carbohydrate 10g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 64g
Vitamin C 4mg 19%
Calcium 39mg 3%
Iron 4mg 22%
Potassium 689mg 15%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

You’ll Also Love