Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Slow cooker Pulled Lamb #RTChallenge

  • Everyone but everyone is doing pulled pork which in itself is a delicious dish but I like to jazz my food up and do my own thing.

I have created this recipe as part of the Red Tractor Challenge as mentioned previously , the lamb I used came form Aldi.

  • "Aldi are committed to sourcing a wide range of Red Tractor assured food for their customers with 45 % of it's products stocked from British suppliers. Aldi has a great range of 100 % British Lamb allowing shoppers to serve up only only the best to their close friends and family. Aldi is one of the only Uk retailers to offer a 100 % British Red Tractor Lamb range all year round"

  • Ingredients 

Preperation time : 15 minutes 

Cooking time a good 8 hours on high 
  • Pulled Lamb
  • 4 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • A leg of lamb ( that will fit in a slow cooker !)
   300 ml of vegetable stock
  2 sliced onions 

Redcurrant Mint Dip
  • 250g natural yogurt
  • 2 dessert spoons of refs currant jelly that had port in it 
  • small handful mint leaves, chopped
  • Pitta bread sliced in half 
  • Iceberg lettuce washed and shredded


 Put the garlic, cinnamon, cumin, oregano and lemon in a blender with 1 tsp salt and 2 tsp black pepper in bowl and use a hand blender to roughly chop or put in a blender if you want it smoother.

Place the lamb in the slow cooker it may take a bit of jiggling.

Scatter the onions around the lamb.

Make up around 300 ml of stock ( a vegetable one if a good base )

Mix with the garlic , common etc mixture and that add to the lamb in the slow cooker.

Once the lamb has cooked in the slow cooker after a good 8 hours removed it from the slow cooker leaving the gravy etc behind. You can always turn that into soup if you wish,

Shred the lamb as you would when doing pulled pork and then serve in pitta breads also side the recurrent mint dip

For the dip  mix the yogurt , chopped mint leaves and recurrent together and chill to you are ready to use it.


  1. This sounds amazing. I do love pulled pork but would never have thought about doing it with lamb. Well done you for trying something different!

  2. OMG - I'm totally making this at the next given opportunity! It looks and sounds delish!

  3. This recipe looks delicious. It looks fairly simple to make so I will be giving this a try. Thank you for sharing.

  4. We do a half shoulder of lamb in the slow cooker as that usually fits but we are seriously considering buying a larger slow cooker so that we can do larger cuts of meat as it is such a delicious way to cook the meat. Love your addition of the yoghurt x

  5. Oh, yes please! This looks amazing! Can't wait to try it. Love a bit of lamb! I just did slow cooked morroccan lamb with pomegranate, coriander and mint and lemon and pomegranate couscous. Delicious and went down a storm!

  6. We love pulled pork but I love the idea of doing it with lamb instead! Looks so yummy x

  7. I have never tried pulled lamb but if it is as good as pulled pork I need to try it!

  8. Sounds good, I'm not a lamb lover so might try with something else!

  9. I am not a lamb lover, I have tried various recipes and not liked any of them.

  10. oh it sounds lovely, we had a go with lamb last weekend but it was just too strong for us, maybe wrong spices

  11. I did something similar with beef a couple of weeks ago...it's all delicious!

  12. Oh I would love this. I really need to utilise our slow cooker more x

  13. i have to say lamb is my most loved meat ever! these would be something i would enjoy , looks lovely x

  14. I love lamb and this sounds delicious - its often a bit more expensive than some meats but well worth the extra x x

  15. my husband would love this, he really likes lamb!

  16. Oh my word Claire that looks absolutely amazing! It's making me super hungry too having just had a pie for dinner (not a home cooked one I might add!). Bet it tasted delicious )

  17. Sounds wonderful! I am very fussy with meat but I recently tried pulled pork and loved it. I like crispy duck too so I know I like the style, and I love lamb when it's not to fatty :-)
    Love Vicky
    Around and Upside Down

  18. well, I can't cook lol!! So I haven't done pulled pork although i like eating it hehe!! I keep saying I'll make more effort in the kitchen department and lamb is my absolute fave so I will attempt this :) x

  19. Pinning this because I love lamb and I've never heard of a pulled lamb recipe. It looks delicious :)

  20. We love lamb in this house - I had run out of recipes to try in the slow cooker so will try tis!

  21. Yummmmm I love this! I am going to try this.

  22. I'm not a fan of lamb but your photo look so yummy!
    Thanks for linking with us #pintorials

  23. It's hard not to love lamb, especially when it's so tender and flavorful. Love the combination of spices and this sounds perfect for a Sunday lunch... Thanks so much for sharing with Made with Love Mondays and welcome to the series - please remember to include a link-back to the series...

    1. I shall do this the morning , thank you very much for commenting .

  24. This sounds delicious, I'm not a fan of red meat but this is the one thing that I would happily try. x

  25. I absolutely love pulled pork but have never even thought of trying pulled lamb - what a great idea! I've pinned this and will definitely be trying it out soon :-)


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