Roast Lamb with rosemary butter & red wine sauce


July 29, 2016

Roast Lamb with rosemary butter & red wine sauce 5 0 5 3

The classic rosemary and garlic combination that compliments a roast lamb with a lush red wine sauce to pour over

  • Prep: 10 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 10 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 10 mins

  • Yields: 6


1.5kg half leg lamb roast

1 tsp dried rosemary (you can use fresh if you have it)

1 heaped teaspoon of minced garlic

1/4 tsp each of salt and cracked black pepper

1.5 tbsp butter (softened)

1/2 cup red wine (Shiraz if you have it)

1 tbsp vegetable stock powder

1 tbsp tomato paste

3/4 cup hot water

1 tbsp cornflour to thicken


1Place lamb roast directly into bottom of slow cooker

2Combine butter, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper and mix well to form the herbed butter

3Use a spoon to spread the butter over the top and sides of the lamb.

4Combine wine, stock, paste and water and stir well to mix.

5Pour this liquid into the bottom of your slow cooker around the lamb (but not down over the butter)

6Baste meat with cooking juices during cooking occasionally if you are around to do so.

7Cooked on HIGH for 5hrs in my 5L Breville Slow Cooker

8Just before serving I removed lamb from slow cooker then scooped out excess fat from top of the sauce in the slow cooker (lamb being very oily you will be able to scoop a lot out)

9Then I combined the cornflour with a spoonful of tap water and stirred through juices and placed the searing slow cooker on a stove top to reduce the liquids into a lush gravy for the lamb. If your slow cooker isn't a searing model just transfer sauces to a saucepan on stove to do this step


1If like me you don't regularly drink wine you can purchase an inexpensive bottle of Shiraz for around $5 and I was told it would keep for a long time in the cupboard to continue using in your cooking.

Submitted by Paulene Christie


9 Reviews


October 28, 2016

Loved this! So good & so easy. Thanks for the great recipe, will make again for sure 🙂

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No need to double. Add perhaps 2-3hrs will be plenty 🙂

Natalie Atkins

October 23, 2016

Would I double the cooking time if on low?


September 2, 2016

My favourite! Will be using this every time.

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So pleased you liked it!! 🙂


August 15, 2016

Tried this and it is great. The sauce at the end is beautiful. Will be a favourite from now.

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Delicious 😉


August 2, 2016

Has anyone tried this? What is it like?

Ellen Polomka

July 29, 2016

Going to try this. It sounds fantastic

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