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Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb and 3 Simple Meal Ideas

|Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb and 3 Simple Meal Ideas

It's always good to have some tender meat ready for making low-carb meals. Once cooked, you can keep it in the fridge and use straight away.

Slow-cooked lamb is great when served on top of fresh crunchy lettuce (6.1 g net carbs), omelet (3.4 g net carbs) or sweet pepper (7 g net carbs).

As in my Grilled Chicken & Blackberry Salad, delicious Home-made Fruit Vinegar is one of the ingredients in this recipe.

Preparation time

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Nutritional values (per serving):

6.1 grams 1.4 grams 46.5 grams 38.4 grams 18.3 grams 574 calories
Total Carbs7.5grams
Fiber1.4grams
Net Carbs6.1grams
Protein46.5grams
Fat38.4grams
of which Saturated18.3grams
Energy (calories)574kcal
Potassium976mg

Macronutrient ratio: Calories from carbs (4.4%), protein (33.5%), fat (62.2%)

Ingredients (makes 4 servings):

  • 1 lamb leg, whole (~ 2 kg / 4.4 lb / 70 oz), this will yield about 50% meat
  • ¼ cup balsamic vinegar (60 ml / 2 fl oz)
  • ¼ cup strawberry vinegar (recipe for my Home-made Fruit Vinegar or any sugar free fruit vinegar (60 ml / 2 fl oz)
  • 4 cloves black aged garlic (or fresh white garlic)
  • 1-2 sprigs fresh rosemary
  • 4 heads small lettuce (400 g / 14.2 oz)
  • ½ tsp salt or to taste (I used pink Himalayan)
  • 2-3 cups water

Note: Weight of the lamb leg includes bones. A 2 kg leg will yield about 1 kg of meat. When looking for ingredients, try to get them in their most natural form (organic, without unnecessary additives).

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 150 C / 300 F. Peel the garlic and slice it into smaller pieces. |Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb and 3 Simple Meal Ideas
    Note: Black garlic is aged white garlic and you can find it in most large grocery stores. It's sweet and has similar taste like balsamic vinegar. If you can't find black garlic, use freshly sliced white garlic. |Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb and 3 Simple Meal Ideas
  2. Place the lamb leg into a baking dish. Add balsamic vinegar, fruit vinegar, sliced garlic and rosemary. Season with salt and add water. Cover with a lid and place the lamb in the oven for about 2 hours.
    Note: The timing is simple. You should add at least 30 minutes for every 500 g / 1.1 lb / 17.6 oz of lamb leg. |Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb and 3 Simple Meal Ideas
  3. After 2 hours, take the lid of and increase the temperature to 200 C / 400 F. Cook for another 30-45 minutes.
    |Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb and 3 Simple Meal Ideas
  4. When done, carefully remove from the oven and let it cool down for a few minutes. When the meat is still warm, shred it with a fork. Pour the meat sauce over the shredded meat. Place it back in the oven if it needs reheating. |Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb and 3 Simple Meal Ideas
  5. Separate the lettuce leaves. Wash and place them into a salad spinner or simply tap off the excess water using a paper towel. Top with the shredded meat mixture. |Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb and 3 Simple Meal Ideas

Enjoy and let me know what you think :-)

Suggestions:

Leftover slow-cooked lamb goes great with omelets and you can make fabulous low-carb breakfast!

|Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb and 3 Simple Meal Ideas

Ingredients (per serving):

  • 3 eggs, free-range or organic
  • 1 tbsp butter or ghee
  • salt to taste
  • ½ serving of Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb

Nutritional values (per serving):

Total Carbs3.6grams
Fiber0.2grams
Net Carbs3.4grams
Protein41.9grams
Fat44.8grams
of which Saturated21.1grams
Energy (calories)597kcal
Potassium603mg

It's also a great snack when served over sweet peppers…

|Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb and 3 Simple Meal Ideas

Ingredients (per serving):

  • 1 medium sweet red pepper (120 g / 16.8 oz)
  • ½ serving of Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb

Nutritional values (per serving):

Total Carbs9.7grams
Fiber2.7grams
Net Carbs7grams
Protein24.1grams
Fat19.4grams
of which Saturated9.2grams
Energy (calories)318kcal
Potassium644mg

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Comments (6)

Hi. Where i'm from lamb isn't that usuaal. What kind of meat cuts from beef or pork, can I use instead? Sorry for bad english.

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Hi Johan, no need to apologise, your English is absolutely fine! If you use beef, I'd use oxtail, brisket, silverside, neck, middle ribs or leg. If you use pork, try belly, chump end, spare rib and hand. I also have a recipe for slow-cooked oxtail on my blog (oxtail is my absolute favourite cut of beef). Have a look here in the "meat" category: ketodietapp.com/Blog/?tag=/catMeat&title=Meat

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Awesome, I love your blog! Thank you for this recipe. I'll go and get some lamb now Smile

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Thank you for your kind words Mary Smile

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Thank you so much for sharing all the great meal ideas. It's so easy to follow the diet when there are pages like yours!

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Thank you Peter!

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