Cumulative recipe from a couple family members. My favorite part of Easter.

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Credit: Meredith Food Studio

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
3 hrs 30 mins
total:
4 hrs
Servings:
12
Yield:
12 servings
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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

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  • Place lamb in a roasting pan. Add mashed tomatoes, onion, olive oil, oregano, salt, pepper, and lemon juice. Combine and make sure lamb is well coated. Cover pan with a lid or aluminum foil.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for about 3 hours. Remove from the oven and remove aluminum foil; leave oven on.

  • Add water and orzo directly to the roasting pan. Return to the hot oven and bake until pasta is cooked and very little liquid remains, 30 minutes to 1 hour. Add feta cheese and mix until melted and combined.

Cook's Notes:

The orzo is always high in demand in our house. A second pound wouldn't go amiss if you've a big enough pan for it. Of course, also double the feta and water, then.

As with all roasting recipes, you can use a lower temperature and cook longer. Three hours is the minimum I've used. You could also use 6 to 10 hours at 300 degrees F for a very tender result.

Nutrition Facts

470 calories; protein 36.5g; carbohydrates 32g; fat 21.3g; cholesterol 104.9mg; sodium 672.7mg. Full Nutrition
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