This is the time of year to make a nice herb garlic slow cooker lamb roast with vegetables. This lamb is easy to make and when made in a slow cooker or crockpot it frees up time to celebrate the holidays with loved ones.
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I must confess I’m not a huge lover of lamb. I love lamb that is cooked on a spit but not chewy lamb chops. That is why I make my lamb roast in a slow cooker or crock pot. It reminds me of how my grandma used to make roasts.
She would stud them with garlic and herbs and cook them all day until they were tender. So that is what this herb garlic slow cooker lamb roast is all about. It’s studded with garlic, rubbed with herbs and cooked all day in the slow cooker until it’s tender and delicious.
I like to make pork roasts like this too. I have a garlicky pork roast that we eat all the time. It’s cheaper to make and we use it for burritos, tacos and quesadillas. However pork is not lamb. Lamb is something special and reminds me of special occasions. So when I saw that Aldi has lamb roasts I had to try it.
Preparing the Lamb Roast
To season the lamb roast we want to stuff it with garlic slivers and then make a paste of olive oil, salt, pepper, parsley, oregano and rosemary. Rub the paste all over the lamb roast and then nestle it on a bed of vegetables like the picture below. I used potatoes, carrots and onions for my vegetables.
Slow cooker lamb roast recipe in a nutshell
This is a pretty easy lamb recipe. Just a few steps to get it going in the morning and it will be done for you in the evening for dinner.
- Take 5 cloves of garlic and sliced them thinly.
- Then cut little holes all over the roast and stuffed the garlic slivers in it.
- Lastly make a paste of the herbs, spices and olive oil and rubbed it all over the lamb.
- You can add any kind of vegetables you like to your slow cooker and then just rest the roast on top.
- Cook it all day for a tender and flavorful roast dinner.
What cut of lamb works best in the slow cooker?
I would not make a rack of lamb or lamb chops in the slow cooker. They are more tender than other cuts and usuallymore expensive. What I did use was a lamb shoulder roast. It takes awhile to get tender so this makes it the perfect cut for a slow cooker.
To learn more about cuts of lamb, check this article from Jamie Oliver.
I’m keeping this recipe around for Easter when the weather is better but still cool and you want a special warming dinner. Enjoy!
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Slow Cooker Herb Garlic Lamb Roast
This is the time of year to make a nice slow cooker herb garlic lamb roast. Easy to make and the perfect way to celebrate the holidays with loved ones.
- 3-4 lb lamb roast
- 5 cloves garlic, thinly sliced
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 1 teaspoon parsley flakes
- 1 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon rosemary
Take the roast and cut little holes in it and stuff the garlic slivers into the holes.
Make a paste with the olive oil, herbs and spices and rub all over the lamb roast.
If you using vegetables, cut them and place in the slow cooker. Put the lamb roast on top, cover and cook on low all day.