Your slow cooker will do all the magic when is comes to this Lamb with Greek Style Gravy!
This dish takes hours and hours to roast in your slow cooker but it is EASY, virtually foolproof and almost completely hands off. For a gluten-free, Whole30 compliant option, serve with roasted potatoes or cauliflower rice.
What to serve alongside of your Lamb with Greek Style Gravy
We often serve this dish in a bowl with cooked farro and Sweet Potato Home Fries. Depending on what we have on hand, we’ve also added roasted veggies, such as Oven Roasted Green Beans and Garlic or Garlic Roasted Brussels Sprouts.
This dish is tasty, glorious to look at and can easily be served with whatever sides you desire – even something as simple as a salad, such as this versatile side salad.
Why immersion blenders ROCK
This tool makes the cut when it comes to The Best Kitchen Gadgets to Make Healthy Cooking a Breeze because it allows you to easily puree soup directly in your pot or slow cooker. Say goodbye to ladling semi-cooled batches into your blender and then pouring each batch into a separate pot before finally combining and reheating.
If you’re making your lamb a day ahead
Prepping ahead: This slow-cooked lamb recipe can be prepped the night before to save on time. Add all the slow cooker ingredients to your slow cooker dish, cover and refrigerate overnight. In the morning, cook as directed.
Cooking ahead: If cooking your lamb the night before: Place sliced meat in glass dish, drizzle a few spoonfuls of sauce over meat. Pour remaining sauce into separate container. Chill sauce and lamb in the fridge overnight. 30 minutes before serving, remove lamb and sauce from fridge. Feel free to remove any solidified fat. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Using an immersion blender or high-powered blender, puree sauce until it becomes a smooth gravy. Pour gravy over lamb and bake for 20 minutes, until hot.
A few creative ways to reuse your leftovers:
- As a tasty bagel pizza topping (toast half of a bagel, top it with a tablespoon of tomato sauce, finely chopped onion, leftover lamb and your favorite cheese).
- Tossed in scrambled eggs.
This Slow Cooker Lamb with Greek Style Gravy takes a little prep, but is well worth the wait! For a gluten-free, Whole30 compliant option, serve with roasted potatoes or cauliflower rice. (Our personal favorite is in a bowl with sweet potatoes and farro.)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
- 3 pounds leg of lamb or lamb roast
- 1 large yellow onion, chopped
- 1 & 1/2 tablespoons garlic, minced
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice (approximately 2 lemons)
- 1/2 teaspoon Himalayan pink salt
- 1/2 teaspoon pepper
- 2 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons garlic powder
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 6 sprigs fresh thyme
- 3 sprigs fresh rosemary
- 2 dried bay leaves
- 1 cup chicken broth
- Sweet Potato Home Fries (recipe link above)
- green beans (bake with EVOO and a little salt)
- Turn slow cooker on low heat.
- Heat a large skillet to medium-high heat. Add 1/2 tablespoon EVOO and brown lamb on all sides. (Approximately 1-minute per side.) Once lamb is browned, remove and place in slow cooker.
- Using the same pan, add remaining EVOO. Sauté onion and garlic until translucent. Remove from stove and add to slow cooker.
- Add remaining lamb ingredients to slow cooker and cook on low for 8-10 hours. Remove lamb from slow cooker, allow to rest on cutting board for 5 minutes and slice against the grain into half-inch slices.
- Use an immersion blender to puree remaining sauce directly in your slow cooker until it becomes a smooth gravy. (If you don’t have an immersion blender you can ladle semi-cooled batches into your blender and then pour each batch into a separate pot before combining and reheating.)
- Add lamb back to slow cooker and mix to combine with sauce. Serve with whatever sides you desire.
Keywords: Lamb, Greek Gravy