Slow-cooked Lamb with Garlic and Lime

Slow Cooker Lamb and Lime

Slow-Cooked Lamb

I have some great slow cooker recipes that I want to slot in and share with you among my forthcoming posts. But I thought I’d start with this tasty slow-cooked lamb.

It’s a dinner time favourite in my house. I’ve worked out the calories for you so you can include it in your diet plan. It comes in around 450 calories.

Slow Cooker

Slow cookers or crock pots, don’t have to be reserved for those hearty winter casseroles. In the past, I’ve found I’ve barely used my slow cooker during the summertime. But there are many delicious lighter recipes you can make using a slow cooker.

I’ve pinned some smashing recipes on my Pinterest Slow Cooker and Crock Pot Board.

Prepping

Slow cookers allow you to make tasty recipes ahead of time, so they’re a great prepping tool. And I’m a huge fan of planning and prepping meals ahead of time.

One of the advantages to pre-preparing you dinner is it stops you mindlessly grabbing and eating unhealthy foods and regretting it straight afterwards.

You can make meals and desserts ahead of time ready for those busy evenings during the week.

Oh, and your smugness levels skyrocket when you hear friends wondering what to make for dinner tonight, and you know your dinner is simmering nicely away at home.

Yeah, about that smugness, here’s a tip: it’s always a good idea to turn the slow cooker on before you leave the house in a hurry.

Obvious I know, but I’ve walked through my front door before now expecting to be greeted my the smell of Turkey and Chickpea Tagine. Then realised my mistake, picture a disappointed, sad face :-(. Oh well, an omelette and salad is always a quick and easy go-to dinner.

Nutritional Bites

Lamb is high in protein of course. It also has Potassium essential for your muscles, nerve cells, heart and kidneys. And, not forgetting Magnesium and Calcium are essential for healthy bones and teeth. And there’s a little zinc too.

The Recipe

It’s an easy recipe to make (my favourite kind). I didn’t use lamb stock but you can. Oddly I always think lamb stock makes the dish, well, too ‘lamby’ (not sure if lamby is a real word).

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Slow cooker lamb

 

Print Recipe
Slow-cooked Lamb with Garlic and Lime
Slow Cooker Lamb and Lime
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9-10 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Course Main Dish
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 9-10 hours
Servings
people
Ingredients
Slow Cooker Lamb and Lime
Instructions
  1. Preheat the slow cooker if necessary. Arrange the potatoes over the bottom of the slow cooker pot.
  2. Spray a large frying pan with the olive oil and put on a high heat. Add the lamb steaks and cook for 4-5 minutes, turning once, until browned. Transfer to the top of the potatoes in a single layer.
  3. Add the onion to the frying pan and cook until softened. Now add the garlic, carrots, tomatoes and lime juice.
  4. Next, add the coriander, bay leaf, tomato paste, sugar, stock and season to taste. Bring to the boil and add the sweetcorn. Pour this mixture over the lamb and potatoes.
  5. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours until the potatoes are tender.
Recipe Notes

For an extra helping of veg you can add green beans for the last 20 minutes and turn the slow cooker up to high and replace the lid.

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