Classic Lamb Pot Roast


Comfort food at its best, this slow-cooked roast makes a delicious Sunday family dinner.


Ingredients List:

  • 1 SunGold Whole Boneless Lamb Shoulder (about 4 lb/1.8 kg)
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) olive oil
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) finely chopped fresh thyme
  • 2 tsp (10 mL) finely chopped fresh rosemary
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp (5 mL) salt 
  • 1/2 tsp (2 mL) freshly cracked pepper
  • 2 lb (1 kg) baby potatoes
  • 2 parsnips, cut into 2-inch (5 cm) chunks
  • 2 carrots, cut into 2-inch (5 cm) chunks
  • 1 stalk celery, cut into 2-inch (5 cm) chunks
  • 4 shallots, halved
  • 1 cup (250 mL) sodium-reduced chicken broth
  • 3 tbsp (45 mL) tomato paste
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tbsp (30 mL) cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh chives 

Preparation & Directions:

  • Combine oil, thyme, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper.
  • Remove netting from lamb and rub all over with oil mixture.
  • In slow cooker, combine potatoes, parsnips, carrots, celery and shallots; place roast on top.
  • Whisk together chicken broth, tomato paste and Worcestershire sauce until blended; pour over roast.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or HIGH for 4 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove roast and vegetables from slow cooker; let stand for 10 minutes.
  • Whisk cornstarch into 1/4 cup (60 mL) of cooking liquid; whisk into slow cooker and bring to boil on HIGH.
  • Simmer for 5 to 7 minutes or until thickened.
  • Stir in chives.
  • Slice roast and serve with vegetables and gravy. 

Tips: 

  • Serve the roast with a simple green salad: try mixed baby greens garnished with grape tomatoes and whole pitted black olives tossed with a balsamic vinaigrette.
  • For richer flavour, sear roast until browned all over, then add to slow cooker.
  • If desired, add 1 cup (250 mL) thawed frozen peas in the last 5 minutes of cooking to warm through. 
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 4 hours

Serves: 8

 

Nutrition Facts (Per 1/8 recipe)

  • Calories 600
  • Fat 31g
  • Cholesterol 155mg
  • Sodium 580mg
  • Carbohydrate 35g
  • Fibre 6g
  • Sugars 6g
  • Protein 44g