Thinking of diverting away from turkey or ham this Christmas? How about lamb? I actually made this slow-cooked lamb the day before Thanksgiving this year. We went to a friend’s house on Thanksgiving Day so we had our own before-Thanksgiving day dinner with this lamb roast. I kind of adapted The Country Basket’s recipe using the crock-pot method. I wanted the long infused flavors without turning the house into a heat machine by using the crock-pot instead of roasting the lamb in the oven.

I apologize for the messy pictures. I tried to take pretty picture for this lamb roast but I just couldn’t find a way to style it right. I think I was just too hungry to care by the time I’ve served the lamb in a platter. Nevertheless, this Garlic Herb-Roasted Lamb was worth all the 6-7 hours of cooking time.



  • 5-6 pounds leg of lamb
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, sliced
  • mixture of seasonings(paprika, onion powder, dried basil, sage)
  • salt and pepper
  • 2-3 bay leaves
  • 3 strings scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 cup water
  • quartered potatoes (3-4)


  • Rinse the lamb with water. Pat dry thoroughly with paper towels.
  • Cut some slits around then fill each with garlic slices. Evenly rub the leg of lamb with the seasoning mixture, salt and pepper.
  • Place the seasoned roast into the crock-pot. Add the bay leaves and scallions on top. Add the water too. Cover the pot, set it on low and cook for 6-7 hours(start this in the morning).
  • Add the potatoes in the last 2 hours of cooking.

Serve with the potatoes and steamed green beans.

Make the gravy by melting butter in a nonstick pan, whisk in 2 tbsp of flour, and the liquid from the crock-pot. Just keep whisking adding more sauce until desired consistency.

I had leftover rice so I had some of that too on the side. It was delicious. The gravy was just perfect. If you have any leftover lamb save that for fried rice which I will write about next.

Dexie Jane

Mother of 2. She drinks coffee everyday and wine on the weekends. She devours massive amount of chocolate, pork, and sushi. She loves to dance in her living room and binge-watches KDRAMA, historical dramas, and excessive unhealthy dose of Crime/Murder mysteries/dramas/documentaries. She's also a proud Bibliophile and loves being a bargain fashionista & SHOEHOLIC!

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