Spiced Slow-cooked Lamb and 3 Simple Meal Ideas

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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.


Nutritional values (per serving)

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

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).


  1. Preheat the oven to 150 C / 300 F. Peel the garlic and slice it into smaller pieces.
    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.
  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.
  3. After 2 hours, take the lid of and increase the temperature to 200 C / 400 F. Cook for another 30-45 minutes.
  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.
  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.

Enjoy and let me know what you think :-)


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

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
Net Carbs3.4grams
of which Saturated21.1grams
Energy (calories)597kcal

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

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
Net Carbs7grams
of which Saturated9.2grams
Energy (calories)318kcal

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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.


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/Filter


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


Thank you for your kind words Mary Smile


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!


Thank you Peter!


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