Slow Cooker Lamb Shoulder

There is something magical about the aroma that fills the house as your lamb shoulder simmers away in the slow cooker. This is the easiest Winter dish you’ll make.  The cooking of this dish requires minimal effort but the flavourful and tender lamb is a delight to eat.


  • 1 Lamb Shoulder
  • 3-4 tbps of Italian Herbs or your favourite spice mix
  • lemon zest (optional)


  1. Place lamb shoulder into your slow cooker
  2. Sprinkle/cover liberally with your spice mix
  3. Add lemon zest if using
  4. Cook on low for 6 to 8 hours.  The longer the better.
  5. Once cooked the meat will be soft, tender and succulent.  You’ll know when it’s done as you’ll be able to remove the bone with your fingers.
  6. About an hour before you want to eat, throw a tray of vegies into the oven to roast eg potatoes, pumpkin, beetroot, zucchini and cauliflower.
  7. You can also create a Lebanese plate with shredded lamb, tabouleh, tzatziki dip and flat bread.
About Michele Lyons
Michele Lyons spent 25 years working in the corporate environment with 10 years as an Executive Assistant at a senior level. A couple of years ago Michele decided to forgo the long hours in the city to work closer to home and spend more time with her two teenage boys. Michele started working with us at the Farmers Markets and her excellent organisation skills meant she quickly moved into the office. Since Michele joined The Free Range Butcher her role has expanded to include all things administration, recipe testing, inspirational ideas, marketing, communications and all round keeping the team organised and on track. As long as Michele’s has had her morning coffee you can ask her anything!

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