Pot roasted leg of lamb

A pot roast makes a welcome, often more succulent, change to the traditional roast joint on a Sunday, but it can still be served with all the traditional accompaniments to a roast meal.
Ask for the chump end of a large leg of lamb. Not only is it the meatiest part of the leg, it is also neater in shape and therefore easier to fit into a casserole dish.


serves 4 - 6
1.5 kg (3 lb) leg of lamb
150 ml (1/4 pint) red wine
150 ml (1/4 pint) water
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 medium onion, finely chopped
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 tablespoons tomato puree
pinch of sugar
salt and freshly ground black pepper
chopped parsley, to garnish


1. Put the lamb into a large bowl. Mix together the wine, water, vinegar, onion and oregano and pour over the lamb. Cover and leave to marinate in the refrigerator for several hours, preferably overnight. Turn the lamb in the marinade from time to time.

2. Remove the lamb and reserve the marinade. Pat the lamb all over with
absorbent paper until dry.

3. Heat the oil in a large flameproof casserole, add the lamb and fry over moderate heat until browned on all sides. Pour over the reserved marinade and cover the casserole with a tight-fitting lid. Cook over low heat for 1 1/2 - 2 hours or until the meat is cooked to your liking.

4. Remove the lamb and keep hot. Skim off any fat from the cooking liquid with a slotted spoon, then stir in the tomato puree and sugar. Bring to the boil, add salt and pepper to taste, then lower the heat and return the lamb to the casserole. Simmer gently for a further 5 minutes.

5. To serve: transfer the lamb to a warmed serving dish, pour over the sauce and sprinkle with parsley. Serve at once.

What did you think?

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Pot roasted leg of lamb
posted by rebecca @ 05:51AM, 3/16/08
This dish was amazing, the lamb mealted in your mouth, the red wine sauce was the best bit thought it was bueutiful thats what did it for me!! i found my self making this dish nearly every night for a week!!!!
Pot roasted lamb
posted by cheryl @ 03:24PM, 3/24/08
It was great,the flavour and taste was great.i"v gave goodies bags of lamb.
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posted by Angela @ 02:50PM, 11/19/08
This was the best lamb dish I have ever made! Warm saucy and fabulous!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you! My little lamb was a hit!
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posted by itch @ 04:32AM, 2/26/09
This kind of lamb is ok but it takes to long to cook but on the other habd it looks nice.
Pot roasted lamb
posted by aaron from bath @ 01:51PM, 3/29/09
I did this today for the first time,i was a bit worried about the red wine in the sauce as i hate it but was pleasantly suprised buy the outcome was the best lamb dish i have ever cooked however i did cook for longer 3 hours on 18oc and did add mushrooms to it for flavour and 2 lamb stock cubes it was fantsatic my mrs and kids also loved it will do again next sunday for my roast, thankyou for the ideas
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