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Jul 9, 2014 2 min read

Slow cooked North African(ish) lamb

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Getting a regular meatbox from the awesome G&S Organics means that we’ve had a glut of roasting joints in the freezer of late, and much as I love a roast with all the trimmings, they’re not the most convenient of foods. I also love things served in or on breads for both ease and taste, so why not combine the two.

After seeing several delicious things like this and this on Closet Cooking (a most excellent read) I started thinking about slow cooking a chunk of lamb in a reasonable plain but Moroccany sauce, then piling it up on flatbreads. Because of the amount of lamb I ended up cooking this also made th next nights meal (post to follow).

You will need

For the lamb

  • A chunk of lamb. I used a 1.5 Kg piece of leg with the bone in
  • A 200g container of pasata or a tin of chopped tomatoes
  • A heaped spoonful of ras el hanout
  • A squirt of your favorite hot sauce. I used Cholula my go to chipotle sauce.


  • tin of chickpeas (400g)
  • heaped spoonful of tahini
  • a spoonful of olive oil
  • a squeeze of lemon
  • a good pinch of good salt

To serve

  • flatbreads of some kind
  • a pomegranate


  1. Mix all of the lamb ingredients and pop it in the slow cooker
  2. Leave on low for 12 hours (or more)
  3. Mash all the hummus ingredients together. I reserve a handful to add back at the end to be chunky
  4. Deseed the pomegranate
  5. Warm the flatbread
  6. Pile hummus and lamb onto flatbread, add pomegranate
  7. Enjoy in the garden with a view of the crappy homemade BBQ


Slow cooked North African(ish) lamb