Spicy Slow Cooker Lamb
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Recipe type: Slow cooker
Serves: 6
  • 2.4kg leg lamb
  • 2 cups passata
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 2 tsp ground coriander
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups cous cous
  • 3 cups vegetable chicken stock
  • or 1 head cauliflower
  • 1 onion
  • 1 tsp coconut oil
  • 360 grams baby spinach
  1. The first thing you need to do if you are cooking a leg of lamb in a slow cooker, is make sure it will fit. If you are feeding a larger family like ours, most likely it will not fit in one piece. I use a hacksaw to cut the leg of lamb so it will fit into the slow cooker.
  2. In a non stick fry pan, add the leg of lamb and brown on all sides.
  3. Place browned lamb into slow cooker.
  4. In a bowl, mix passata and spices.
  5. Pour the passata mix onto the lamb.
  6. Cook on high for 4 hours.
  7. Turn the leg of lamb over and then cook on low for another 4 hours or high for 2 hours.
  8. minutes before you wish to serve, boil water to make stock or boil stock.
  9. Remove lamb from the slow cooker and let it sit for about ten minutes in a large dish covered by tin foil.
  10. Place 1 cup of couscous into a bowl and add 1.5 cups of boiling veggie stock. Cover with plastic wrap and let it sit for about 7 minutes. Then simply fluff with a fork and the couscous is ready to serve.
  11. I do this twice to make enough couscous for our family. I have found that trying to do this in one big lot doesn't work so well for me. By making it in two batches the couscous is lighter and fluffier.
  12. If you are going to serve with cauliflower couscous, follow the instructions here (omit spices from the couscous or keep them if you like a very spicy dish
  13. Using forks shred the meat from the bone.
  14. Place baby spinach on plates, top with couscous, then add lamb and serve!
While my notes refer to cooking in a slow cooker, you could easily cook this in a casserole type dish in the oven for a shorter time frame.
Recipe by Planning With Kids at https://planningwithkids.com/2013/08/18/spicy-slow-cooker-lamb/