How to Cook a Half Leg of Lamb on High in a Slow Cooker

Slow cooking is a great method of cooking when you want a hot, delicious dinner without a lot of work. Preparation time is minimal and it allows you to go about your daily business while your dinner is cooking. Lamb is a nutritional meat, high in zinc and iron. It also has a good amount of protein and is relatively low in calories and fat, though it is a red meat. Lamb is high in B vitamins and a great source of carnitine, an amino acid needed for energy. Roasting a leg of lamb in a slow cooker results in a moist, tender piece of meat. It can be served alongside potatoes, rice, pasta or vegetables.

Step 1

Preheat a cast iron skillet with 2 tbsp. olive oil over medium heat.

Step 2

Season the lamb with salt and pepper to taste.

Step 3

Brown the lamb on all sides, using tongs, for approximately five or six minutes.

Step 4

Slice the onion, cut the celery into chunks and place them on the bottom of the slow cooker.

Step 5

Pour the white wine and 1 cup of the vegetable stock over the vegetables.

Step 6

Evenly sprinkle half of the minced garlic and half of the rosemary into the liquid.

Step 7

Put the lamb into the slow cooker on top of the vegetables and pour the rest of the vegetable stock over the top of the lamb.

Step 8

Sprinkle the lamb with the rest of the garlic and rosemary.

Step 9

Cover and cook on high for three to four hours, until the internal temperature of the lamb reaches 145 degrees F.

Things You'll Need

  • Cast iron skillet

  • 2 tbsp. olive oil

  • ½ leg of lamb

  • Sea salt

  • Ground black pepper

  • Tongs

  • Knife

  • 1 small onion

  • 1 stalk of celery

  • ¼ cup white wine

  • 2 cups vegetable stock or broth

  • 2 tsp. minced garlic

  • 1 tbsp. dried rosemary

  • Meat thermometer


Leftover lamb can be frozen for up to two or three months or refrigerated for three to four days.

Use red wine as a substitute for white wine.

Place chunks of potatoes on the bottom of the slow cooker, instead of vegetables.

Load comments

Copyright © 2019 Leaf Group Ltd. Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the LIVESTRONG.COM Terms of Use , Privacy Policy and Copyright Policy . The material appearing on LIVESTRONG.COM is for educational use only. It should not be used as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. LIVESTRONG is a registered trademark of the LIVESTRONG Foundation. The LIVESTRONG Foundation and LIVESTRONG.COM do not endorse any of the products or services that are advertised on the web site. Moreover, we do not select every advertiser or advertisement that appears on the web site-many of the advertisements are served by third party advertising companies.