Oven-Baked Lamb with Vegetables

Oven-Baked Lamb with Vegetables

We don't eat lamb or sheep very often, but I always cook for Easter and always following my grandmother's recipe, which I adapted in time but the basic method is the same. I tested the recipe on a lot of people. Even those who don't like the smell of lamb left the plate empty - they asked for the recipe and said that they had never eaten anything finer and more delicious.

The most important thing is boiling the lamb before roasting in the oven. An adaptation of my own is marinating the meat in wine, spices and onions before boiling. Don't get scared, although there are 3 stages: marinating (optional), boiling, roasting (or frying in a pan with onions - grandma's method) - everything is quite simple and the effort is well worth it. The meat melts in the mouth and tastes very good.

Among the pieces of meat, you can also put some vegetables in the oven tray, for a side dish, but it's optional.


Lamb meat
2 kg
various cuts of lamb, whatever you like
White onion
2 pieces
White dry wine
1 cup
Salt and pepper
1 tbsp
and other spices: bay leaf, cloves etc
4 tbsp
Tomato paste
1 tbsp
or ketchup, or pomegranate sauce
Any vegetables
500 g
for the garnish, optional - potatoes, carrots etc

Step by step

Step 1

Wash and cut the lamb into pieces - bigger or smaller, as you prefer.

Oven-Baked Lamb with Vegetables - Step 1
Step 2

Place the meat into a bowl. Add the onion, cut slightly bigger, it can be any shape.

Oven-Baked Lamb with Vegetables - Step 2
Step 3

Add spices - salt (about 1 tablespoon), pepper, bay leaf, cloves (perfect for lamb!) and anything else you like.

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Step 4

Pour over the wine and mix well with your hands.

Marinating the lamb is optional, you can just boil it in water.

But marinating will make the meat lose its specific smell of sheep and it'll be much more tender and flavorful.

Oven-Baked Lamb with Vegetables - Step 4
Step 5

Cover the bowl with a lid and leave for at least 5-6 hours, even better, overnight.

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Step 6

The next day, move the meat together with the marinade to a large saucepan. Pour enough water to cover the meat and bring to the boil.

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Step 7

When it comes to the boil, turn the heat to low and cook for 1-2 hours, even 3, if the lamb was beginning to turn into a sheep :)

It's very important to cook until the meat is soft and tender.

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Step 8

Remove the meat, place on a plate. Let drain and cool a bit.

Oven-Baked Lamb with Vegetables - Step 8
Step 9

Next, you can fry the meat in a pan. Add onions and garlic and you have the best lamb food.

I preferred to make the oven version. I prepared a mayonnaise and tomato sauce - adjust the salt and pepper to taste.

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Step 10

Cut the raw vegetables into the shape you like. Add a little oil, salt, pepper and other spices you want.

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Step 11

In a deep baking tray, arrange the pieces of lamb, coated with the mayonnaise sauce.

Place the vegetables among the meat pieces. Cover the tray with foil and place in the preheated oven at 200 degrees C for 1 hour.

After half an hour in the oven, remove the foil for the meat to be able to brown nicely.

Oven-Baked Lamb with Vegetables - Step 11
Step 12

The steak is ready when the meat is nicely browned and the vegetables are soft and tender.

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Step 13

Serve with vegetables on the side, or with a salad you like.

The lamb is delicious, either hot or cold. I really recommend trying it. It's the best lamb I've ever eaten and it's not just my opinion :) It's the only way like to cook the lamb steak ...


Oven-Baked Lamb with Vegetables - Step 13
Quantity: 2 kg
Prep time: 240 min
Difficulty: intermediate
Ready in: 600 min
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