Easter Leg of Lamb with Potatoes (slow cook recipe)

This recipe makes a super easy but utterly delicious meal for Easter Sunday lunch, lovely with some lightly steamed runner beans and asparagus. If serving for a large number, some mini sausages wrapped in bacon (for the adults) would be a lovely addition too.

Easter Leg of Lamb with Potatoes (slow cook recipe)

Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 8 hours
Yields: 4

Ingredients

  • Leg of lamb (size dependent on the capacity of your slow cooker)
  • Bunch of fresh mint
  • 7 fresh rosemary sprigs
  • 5 garlic cloves, halved
  • 1 glass of cheap red wine
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 16 new potatoes
  • 2 onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon maple syrup
  • 1 tablespoon mint sauce
  • 2 heaped tablespoons gravy granules (lamb or vegetable)

Method

  1. Place potatoes and sliced onions at the bottom of the slow cooker
  2. Take a sharp knife and cut 12 holes in the lamb, stuff each hole with a slice of garlic or rosemary sprig - place lamb into slow cooker on top of potatoes and onions
  3. In a small bowl or jug mix a handful of mint leaves and 2 tablespoons of olive oil, pour this over the lamb
  4. Pour in red wine and cook on LOW for 8 hours
  5. After 8 hours set oven to 200 degrees C and mix together the maple syrup and mint sauce, pour this over the lamb and bake in the oven for 20 minutes
  6. Remove Lamb and potatoes onto a baking dish and cover with foil to keep warm, add 2 tablespoons of gravy granules to the juice left in the slow cooker to create an amazing gravy
  7. Serve and enjoy!

Additional Info

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