Remember the old commercial where a young Naomi Watts turned down a date with Tom Cruise because her mum was cooking a lamb roast?
I can honestly say I would have done the same thing (had it ever come up). My mum’s lamb roast was (and still is) legendary.
While a roast is generally thought of as a pretty easy meal, timing can be a bit of an issue – will the veggies be ready at the same time as the meat? How do I know when the meat is just right? Why is my gravy lumpy!?
A great way to take the worry out of a roast is to use the slow cooker. This amazing device produces a roast lamb that is so tender that it can be ‘carved’ with a fork.
And the best part is, you only need to toss a few ingredients in the slow cooker and then go about your day, smug in the knowledge that you will come home to a perfectly cooked meal.
Actually, no, the very best part is that it looks as though you’ve spent hours in the kitchen when it takes just 10 minutes to prepare.


  • 1 large leg of lamb – if you don’t think it will fit in your slow cooker, ask the butcher to cut the shank off and place this into the cooker separately
  • 1 bulb of garlic (or 4 tbsp minced), peeled and separated into cloves
  • 1 sprig of rosemary (or 2 tbsp dried)
  • 1 cup red or white wine
  • 1 x 400g can of diced tomatoes
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp Gravox (optional)


  • Turn your slow cooker to low and leave the lid on to warm up.
  • Heat the oil in a large pan on the stove and brown your lamb all over (this should take around 6-7 minutes).
  • Pop your tomatoes and lamb into the slow cooker.
  • Take a knife and make 8 deep incisions into the meat. Insert 8 of the garlic cloves into the meat.
  • Pour over the wine and then toss in the rest of the garlic.
  • Sprinkle the rosemary all over the lamb, then season with salt and pepper.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours.
  • Remove the lamb from the slow cooker and place in a serving dish.
  • Now to make the gravy, simply pour the juice from the slow cooker into a saucepan over a high heat and bring to the boil.
  • Reduce the heat to medium and simmer for around 10 minutes until it reduces.
  • Add the Gravox (if using – it produces a thicker gravy) and mix until well combined.
  • Pour through a fine sieve and serve with the lamb.

Serves: 6. Calories per serve: 200.

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