Slow roast leg of lamb with tomatoes

A simple and tasty way to roast lamb.

Recipe from: 9/1/1999 12:00:00 AM
Preparation time: 10 mins
Cooking time: 3 1/2 hrs


  • 2
    leg of lamb
  • 8
    garlic cloves, halved rosemary sprigs
  • 30
    sunflower or olive oil
  • 500
    onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 410
    canned tomatoes
  • 375
    red wine
  • salt and milled pepper
Servings: Change Serving


Preheat oven to 160 ºC.
Make small incisions all over lamb and insert garlic and rosemary.
Heat oil in a heavy based heatproof casserole dish on top of stove, and brown meat on all sides.
Remove meat from dish, add onions and cook for 5 minutes.
Add tomatoes and wine and season.
Bring to boil, then return lamb to dish.
Cover and roast in the oven for 3 to 3 1/2 hours.
Remove lid and bake for a further 30 minutes, if desired.
Serve with creamy mash or boiled potatoes and chopped parsley and greens.

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