Slow Cooked Abruzzi Lamb

This one of our most favourite slow cooker recipes of all time.  I can’t emphasize enough how gorgeous it is.  It does serve 3-4 but we ate it all between the two of us.

Slow Cooked Abruzzi Lamb

Recipe Type: Main
Cuisine: Italian
Author: Mediocre Mum
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Serves: 3-4
  • 1 TBSP of olive oil
  • 500-750 g of lamb or mutton cubed
  • Salt and pepper
  • 100g pancetta
  • 1 large onion
  • 1 tsp of lazy garlic or 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 TBSP of plain flour
  • 300 ml of lamb stock
  • I TBSP tomato purée
  • 2 tsp of light muscovado sugar
  • 2-3 sprigs of rosemary
  • 300g cherry tomatoes
  • Tagliatelle
  • Salad
  1. Preheat slow cooker
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan; season the lamb with a bit of salt and pepper and then brown (5-7 min), transfer to slow cooker.
  3. Saute the onions with the pancetta for 3-5 minutes until the onion is soft, add the garlic and cook for two minutes, sprinkle with flour, stir and cook for another a minute.
  4. Add the stock gradually stirring continuously until it thickens. Add the tomato purée, sugar, rosemary and bring to a boil.
  5. Pour over lamb in slow cooker and top with cherry tomatoes. Replace the lid and cook for at least 8 hours.
  6. Serve over a bed of tagliatelle with a side green salad.

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Author: mediocremum

A slightly older mum of one, who drinks far too much red wine and has an unhealthy obsession with her slow cooker. During the day she's an ICT Trainer, Social Media/Online Marketing consultant and does a bit of public speaking. Full Profile on Google+

10 thoughts on “Slow Cooked Abruzzi Lamb”

  1. Abruzzi Lamb is fabulous! Beautiful and tender and makes a nice change from spicy slow cooker receipies. Next time I make it I’m going to try adding a can of chopped tomatoes and a little stock as I think it would make a better sauce to have with the pasta. Loved it though, the cherry tomatoes were fabulous! thanks

  2. Sounds yum. Will give it a go. My mum does a similar recipe but it has flageolet beans instead of the pancetta.

  3. Awesome recipe. And I am blessed with having a half shoulder of lamb, some pancetta AND a slow cooker, so that’s me sorted then.

  4. This is now one of our favourite slow cooker meals. Also, due to a forgetting-to-defrost-the-lamb incident, we discovered it works really well with pork too!

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