boneless leg of lamb recipe

Slow cooked boneless leg of lamb recipe

The great thing about this boneless leg of lamb recipe is that it doesn’t include any bone, which I and many others seem to prefer. I don’t like having to carve the meat, which is why I decided to write a recipe for slow cooked leg of lamb without the bone.

Those who do not mind doing some carving will most likely be just finding with using a leg with the bone, but this boneless leg of lamb recipe doesn’t call for that. If you are interested in making this recipe, it is important that you seek out a good butcher that you can trust to provide you with quality meat.

When you do go to the butcher to get the leg of lamb, you will want to ask if they can trim it for you. All of the fell will be taken off, so there won’t be a lot of excess fat on it. Anyone who is making slow cooked leg of lamb will want to do this. I always have my meat trimmed when following this boneless leg of lamb recipe, and I highly recommend that you do too.

You should be able to get the meat trimmed by your butcher without any issues. It’s important to keep in mind that the leg of the lamb is very tender, so you won’t actually have to marinate it. Because lamb is already so tender, there is simply no need to do this when making slow cooked leg of lamb.

boneless leg of lamb recipe
by Swati M.

boneless leg of lamb recipe

  • Course Lamb, Main Course
  • Cuisine American

My boneless leg of lamb recipe is definitely one of the more popular dishes in my household, and I spent quite a while getting it just right. Slow cooked leg of lamb consists of back part of the lamb’s legs, and it usually comes without the shank if you purchase it in a grocery store.

You do have the option of getting a leg of lamb with the shank if you specifically order it though. I’ve found that most people like the classic recipe better because it does not include the shank.

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 5 minutes
Servings 10 People
Calories 271 kcal


  • 5 lbs • Lamb leg
  • 6 • Garlic cloves
  • 3 tbsp • Olive oil
  • • Rosemary as required
  • • Salt to taste
  • • Black pepper to taste


  1. Keep the leg of lamb on the kitchen counter an hour before you get started. You want to make sure that the meat is warm enough so it cooks as quickly as possible.

  2. Slather olive oil all over the lamb and put it inside a roasting pan on a rock. Make sure that the olive oil is soaked into the meat completely. Start putting the seasoning on the meat (salt and pepper).

  3. Broil for approximately five minutes. Make sure the broiler is on and that the leg of lamb is only a tiny bit up from the heating element. Keep broiling until the opposite side of the meat is seared through.

  4. Take the rest of the seasonings and spread them all over the meat. Make sure the broiler is off and the oven is set to 325 degrees Fahrenheit. The rack inside the oven should be in the middle position. Cover up the meat with foil, but not too tightly.

  5. Take off the foil after about an hour has passed. Use a candy thermometer to see if the meat has reached 135 degrees Fahrenheit yet. When it has reached this temperature, the meat will be rare.

  6. If necessary, keep cooking the meat until it is just the way you want. When you are finished cooking the lamb, let it sit on your kitchen counter for about fifteen minutes or so.

Recipe Notes

This slow cooked leg of lamb recipe is incredibly easy to follow, and you can keep the lamb in your fridge for a few days after it has been cooked.

One of the things I like so much about this boneless leg of lamb recipe is that the meat is nice and tender without being too chewy. So many of these kinds of boneless leg of lamb recipe recipes end up with barely edible leg of lamb, but that is definitely not the case with this one.

One of the unique things about this boneless leg of lamb recipe is that I decided not to marinate the meat, but rather add some very flavorful seasonings that really add to the overall taste. It is fairly difficult to mess up slow cooked leg of lamb, but it’s still very important to have a recipe that you can follow to the letter.

You’ll find that this boneless leg of lamb recipe is a great choice for a big family meal that will have everyone asking for seconds. My family loves this dish, and it’s easy to see why. Leg of lamb is a classic dish that is packed with flavor, and this particular slow cooked leg of lamb recipe has something really special to offer.

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