Slow cooked Karoo Lamb

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According to Dr Peter J. D’Adamo in his book “Eat Right for your Type”, I am The Hunter. This means that because of my “O” blood type, I am a meat-eater. I thrive on intense physical exercise and animal protein. I couldn’t agree more. My upbringing saw me being raised in typical Afrikaans fashion: vleis, rys en aartappels. Sunday afternoons were classic for roast leg of lamb with the accompaniments of rice, gravy, roast potatoes and vegetables. A customary vegetable in our home was pumpkin which my mom would make with sugar, butter and a sprinkle of nutmeg. She also made a lovely green bean and potato mix which I just loved with salt and white pepper. I have naturally continued this heritage with my own family.
slow cooked Karoo Lamb
I love the flavour and tenderness and although much more expensive than other types of red meat, it’s worth every cent. The recipe that I’m sharing with you is my take on a slow cooked Karoo lamb. There are very few ingredients that make up this dish, so it might seem strange as to how it could possibly be tasty. Well the magic of flavour is in the lamb which is slow cooked for about 6-8 hours. I’ve used green beans in my recipe, but you could use cabbage, carrots or whatever vegetables you wish.
10og Kerrygold butter
2 packets lamb knuckles
1 packet of green beans (top and tailed and cut into 10cm pieces)
1 Onion, diced
1 large potato diced
500ml vegetable stock
1 cup red wine (I used a Merlot)
Seasoning (Salt & white pepper)
slow cooked Karoo Lamb
Brown lamb knuckles in a heavy based pot with the knob of butter, season. Once browned, remove from pot and set aside. In the same pot sauté onions and add the green beans and potato. Saute for 5 minutes. Add a dash of the vegetable stock to deglaze the pot. Add the cup of red wine to the onion mixture and simmer for about 10 minutes. Place the lamb knuckles and red wine/onion mixture into a slow cooker. Top up with the remainder of the stock. I slow cooked my lamb for 8 hours and served with mashed potatoes. The result is a beautifully tender and very tasty dish.
slow cooked Karoo Lamb


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