Stuffed leg of lamb on a roasting tin

Leg of lamb recipes

You can cook leg of lamb in many ways apart from a classic Sunday roast. It can be barbecued, stewed or slow-cooked in a tagine to make it meltingly tender.

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Try something different with roast lamb and make this Sunday centrepiece cooked in hay – it adds a sweet smoky flavour. Just make sure it's free of pesticides

2 hrs
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83 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

Slow cooked, melt-in-the-mouth meat that needs seven hours in the oven but little more than seven minutes work from the cook

7 hrs and 45 mins
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9 ratings 4.3 out of 5 star rating

Cook a leg of lamb in the slow cooker and be rewarded with tender meat that melts in the mouth. Enjoy with mashed potatoes and steamed veg

8 hrs and 15 mins
Easy
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Mary Cadogan demonstrates the technique of boning out a leg of lamb and how to cook it

1 hr and 10 mins
A challenge
15 ratings 4.6 out of 5 star rating

Thanks to a breadcrumb coating made with parsley, mint, rosemary and garlic, this roast joint is a cut above the rest

2 hrs and 25 mins
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12 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Matt rubs his lamb with a few simple aromatics for a no-fuss Sunday lunch

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
55 ratings 4.8 out of 5 star rating

If spring is in the air you don't want to be slaving over a hot oven, so make the most of seasonal lamb the easy way with this lazy roast

2 hrs
Easy
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Butterflying your lamb not only means it cooks quicker, but it can be barbecued as well as roasted

45 mins
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5 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

Try a roast leg of lamb that's full of robust flavours

1 hr and 45 mins
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9 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

Score the skin of your lamb and marinate with a herby, garlicky pesto for an extra special Sunday roast

2 hrs
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54 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Seal a leg of lamb in a parcel then roast it long and slow with garlic, lemon, herbs and potatoes to soak up the delicious juices

5 hrs and 30 mins
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37 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

For lamb that will melt in your mouth and surprise your palate, follow Sarah Cook's easy recipe

12 hrs
Easy
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An impressive winter main course with tender lamb and seasonal veg. If you can’t find romanesco, use two large cauliflowers instead to make the 'couscous'

1 hr
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63 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

This is great to have up your sleeve, impressive enough for a dinner party and quick enough for after work

40 mins
Easy
20 ratings 4.4 out of 5 star rating

Sunday lunch doesn't have to be stressful - just pop a leg of lamb and herby sliced potatoes into one big dish

2 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.2 out of 5 star rating

This dish, as with all stews, tastes best the day after it's made when the meat is tender and has soaked up all the flavour it can

1 hr and 20 mins
Easy
13 ratings 4.9 out of 5 star rating

An Indian-inspired yogurt marinade with cumin, turmeric, chilli and fennel works beautifully with a joint of succulent meat

2 hrs
Easy
6 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Make lamb steaks go further with this simple light supper idea

30 mins
Easy
7 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

Infuse lamb with mint and garlic - goes really well on the barbecue, or cook indoors for 4-5 mins on each side

20 mins
Easy
10 ratings 4.1 out of 5 star rating

Quick, impressive and bursting with Mediterranean flavour

10 mins
Easy
2 ratings 4.5 out of 5 star rating

A meaty main or lovely lunch that will be ready in just 25 minutes

25 mins
Easy
127 ratings 4.7 out of 5 star rating

Five ingredients, one pot, no effort. This meltingly tender lamb dish is satisfyingly rich, and virtually cooks itself

3 hrs and 30 mins
Easy
1 rating 4.0 out of 5 star rating

A healthy choice when used with lean meat.

15 mins
Easy
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Try this unusual Greek-inspired roast - a fantastic alternative Sunday dish

2 hrs
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