Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Easter Leg of Lamb in the Slow Cooker (Recipe Collection)

Slow-Cooked Leg of Lamb with Garlic, Lemon, and Rosemary
Slow-Cooked Leg of Lamb with Garlic, Lemon, and Rosemary, served with Lemon Potatoes (Photo from Dinner with Julie

(I hoped to post this collection of recipes for slow cooker lamb over the weekend for people who were thinking about Easter menus, but it was delayed due to me being seriously under the weather!  Thanks for all the get-well wishes everyone, and I am glad to be feeling a bit better!)

I'm intrigued by the idea of cooking leg of lamb in the slow cooker, and the more I thought about it, the more it made sense, since lamb is great cooked at low temperatures in the oven.  I realize the strong flavor of lamb isn't for everyone, but I love, love, love lamb, and so do a couple of my favorite food bloggers who each have a couple of different variations of slow cooker lamb.  For this Classic Collection I'm sharing some ideas for Slow Cooker Lamb that might be good for an Easter menu, but if you're not having lamb for Easter I think these would taste great any time of year.

In the top photo above is Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb with Garlic, Lemon, and Rosemary from Dinner with Julie.  Julie serves the lamb with Lemon Potatoes with Garlic and Oregano (recipe included) made from gorgeous Yukon Gold potatoes.


Slow Cooker Mint-Glazed Lamb
Slow Cooker Mint-Glazed Lamb (Photo from A Year of Slow Cooking)
This year Stephanie from A Year of Slow Cooking tried a new recipe for slow cooked lamb, and she says this recipe for Slow Cooker Mint Glazed Lamb has made her realize how mint and lamb just naturally go together!


Leg of Lamb in the Slow Cooker with Garlic and Rosemary (Photo from Dinner with Julie.)
Julie also recommends this Leg of Lamb in the Slow Cooker with Garlic and Rosemary from Dinner with Julie if you'd prefer to skip the lemon.


Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb (Photo from A Year of Slow Cooking)
And if you're pretty sure that mint jelly is not going to be your thing, this Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb from A Year of Slow Cooking is the recipe Stephanie has been using for years.



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