Lamb Shoulder in the Slow Cooker

    8 hours 5 minutes

    I cook this very simple dish with lamb stock wine and herbs and then stir in some optional extras towards the end. You could try this recipe to make your own lamb stock or use chicken stock instead. Serve with mint sauce.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 1kg lamb shoulder joint
    • 1 cup lamb (or chicken) stock
    • 1/2 glass red wine
    • a pinch of dried mixed herbs
    • pepper to taste
    • 1 tsp cornflour mixed with water into a paste to thicken gravy (if needed)
    • 1 tsp redcurrant jelly (optional)

    Preparation:5min  ›  Cook:8hours  ›  Ready in:8hours5min 

    1. Turn the slow cooker onto low. Place the lamb joint in the pot. Pour over the stock and wine. Season with pepper (salt not needed as the stock generally contains salt). Stir and cover with lid. Cook slowly for 7-8 hours, stirring and turning lamb occasionally.
    2. About 20 mins before serving, remove the lamb from the slow cooker and keep warm. Add the cornflour paste, stir well and keep lid off the cooker. Turn the heat to high to slightly thicken the gravy.
    3. Carve the meat or pull apart as will be very tender and falling off the bone. Stir the redcurrant jelly (if using) into the gravy, mix well and pour over the lamb. Serve.

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    i actually did it with a veal roast turned moist and tender  -  09 Oct 2011


    I used a boneless lamb shoulder joint again yesterday. I just put a dozen or so shallots in the s/c along with chopped green pepper - found it in the fridge. I seasoned the lamb with salt, pepper and paprika and put around 200mls lamb stock(knorr) in the mix. I put the cooker on high for an hour then low for 7 hours. The result was tender, delicious lamb and the best tasting gravy ever.  -  11 Aug 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)


    I tried this today. My 6 year old loved it. Most tender lamb ever. My conventional oven will become redundant at this rate.  -  29 Jul 2011  (Review from Allrecipes UK & Ireland)