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slow cooker lamb "recipe"

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HellesBelles396 Thu 18-Apr-13 07:09:24

yesterday, I put a boneless rolled shoulder joint in the slow cooker on low for eleven hours (til I got home). it completely fell apart when taken out.

served with pile of warm flatbreads and a pot of seasoned (paprika) soured cream. amazingly good.

BlingLoving Thu 18-Apr-13 12:38:18

Did you put anything on the lamb at all in the slow cooker? No flavourings?

HellesBelles396 Thu 18-Apr-13 18:52:25

salt and pepper but it was still awesome.

weird I know. slow cookers were made for lamb.

BlingLoving Thu 18-Apr-13 19:46:03

Oh definitely. My lamb stew at the weekend was fantastic!

MildredH Thu 18-Apr-13 19:52:09

Did you put any liquid in the slow cooker?

I'd love to try things like this but am a bit hung up on the idea that anything done in s/cooker needs to be covered in stock so only ever do stews/ chilli.

babySophieRose Thu 18-Apr-13 20:06:33

Also good if you add later some smoked paprika, leaks, mint and baby batter beans. we had it tonigh, delight

sashh Fri 19-Apr-13 01:33:22

As I have said numerous times, if you stick a joint of lamb in a sc you will never cook it in the oven again.


You don't add any liquid, depending on the joint (shoulder) quite a lot of fat will melt and baste the meat.

HellesBelles396 Fri 19-Apr-13 06:51:36

so much fat came out - the joint went down to half its size! panicked a bit when I saw it but it was so tender.

sashh Fri 19-Apr-13 08:18:34

Save the fat and freeze - use to make gravy with sausages or pies. Or make a huge pot of gravy and freeze.

Suzietastic Fri 19-Apr-13 10:41:43

I'm so doing this tomorrow

BlingLoving Fri 19-Apr-13 11:35:24

Do you think it would work with a small beef joint? I've got one in the freezer which I've been needing to use but DH is veggie so it's just me and DS. If I could do something slow and delicious DS and I could turn it into a few things, and possibly refreeze it for later? It's a silverside...?

HellesBelles396 Fri 19-Apr-13 15:50:04

I hear beef is good in the slow cooker. I don't tend to use beef so haven't done it myself.

BlingLoving Fri 19-Apr-13 18:02:59

I'm going to try it. Usually I'm all about cooking beef hot and fast. But... can't hurt as otherwise it will never get eaten as DS doesn't like the texture of regular roast beef.

MildredH Sat 20-Apr-13 11:59:35

Ok. So we're I'm inspired & we're having this for dinner tonight.

Off up butchers now.. Will prob get 6-7 hours in slow cooker. Anyone know if this is enough?

Thanks! grin

SoupDragon Sat 20-Apr-13 12:01:37

if you stick a joint of lamb in a sc you will never cook it in the oven again.

I actually disagree with this. I prefer it roasted in the oven. Slow cooker is good for a ready-when-you-are joint though.

sashh Sun 21-Apr-13 02:22:27

Beefs fine, just bung it in.

HellesBelles396 Sun 21-Apr-13 18:38:13

my lamb was in for eleven hours but I suspect 6-7 hours would have sufficed grin

MildredH Sun 21-Apr-13 18:55:03

It did- thank you! Delicious dinner and half shoulder of lamb looks like enough for lunches into middle of the week!

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