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GAPS Dinner: Crockpot Leg of Lamb

The last time I tried lamb, I didn’t like it at all. We had purchased 1/2 of a lamb through a farm a year or so ago, and I didn’t like it. My husband ended up cooking it whenever I wasn’t going to be home for the evening or I was away on a retreat . Or I’d cook it for dinner & eat something else. I really did not like it. It had a “lamby taste” to me. You know what I mean, right? Yuck. I love the idea of lambs. We could raise them in our orchard. We could have a sheep dog. Our kids could be real-life shepherds! 🙂 But why raise lamb if you don’t like the taste of it?

Last night I made this. It was our last bit of lamb in the freezer–a leg of lamb. I was going to make it for everyone else & I would find something else to eat in the fridge. As it cooked all day, it did not smell offensive to  me one bit. In fact, it actually smelled good. Kind of tempting, even. When it was all done, I decided to take a little sample. I liked it. I did. And I would eat it on a train, and in the rain, and in a box, and with a fox, and all of that jazz. It was actually quite good!

Try this, try this, and you’ll see. Try this, and then you tell me. Do you like lamb? Are you willing to try this recipe and let me know what you think? 🙂

And sorry for no photo. I guess I was so busy eating that I totally forgot to snap a photo (odd–I take photos of all of my food!). 🙂

GAPS legal dinner: Crockpot Leg of Lamb

Rating: 51

Cook Time: 6 hours

Yield: 6 to 8 servings


  • 1 leg of lamb (about 3-4 lbs)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
  • 12 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon basil
  • 2 teaspoons nutmeg
  • 1 lemon


  1. Place the leg of lamb in a large crockpot.
  2. Top with butter, vinegar and spices.
  3. Cut the lemon in half and squeeze the juice onto the lamb.
  4. Place the lemon rinds inside of the crockpot.
  5. Turn the crockpot on high for 6 to 8 hours, until meat reaches 160 degrees on a meat thermometer. The meat will be very tender and falling apart.

One Comment

  • Natalie

    How many people did this feed? My anniversary is coming up and want to cook a GAPS friendly meal that has some gourmet flair to it (as opposed to dining out) . THanks!

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