Slow Cooker Lamb Curry

Yesterday was my middle guy’s birthday.  Alex turned the big 0-5.  We had apple cake, we had marble cake, we had ice cream, and tomorrow his class will have a life sized sugar cookie baked and decorated with love by both myself and Alex.  I think I might have a sugar coma just from the celebration of this one special day and I still have my youngest’s birthday as well as my own and my blog’s to get through this month (that’s right, my blogoversary is coming up in just a couple short weeks!).

Whenever I find myself over my head in sugar, which incidentally, happens every February around this time, the best way I know to get out is to cook up a dish so hearty and delicious that it erases all memory of the oversized pile of sweetness I just finished consuming.  That is, until I open up my fridge and see the caramel apple cake sitting there.

Ingredients Needed:

11/2 Pds of Cooked Lamb
1 Onion, Chopped
2 Cups of Broth (Beef or Chicken)
6 Oz. of Mushrooms, Chopped
2 Tbsp of Curry
1 Tbsp of Rosemary
2 Cloves of Garlic
2 Tbsp of Butter
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 Tbsp of Garam Masala
1 tsp of Ginger
1 tsp of Salt
1/2 tsp of Fennel
1 Tbsp of Oregano
2 Large Baking Potatoes, Cubed
1 Can of Tomato Paste
1 Bunch of Cilantro, Chopped
1/2 Cup of Plain Yogurt

Don’t be scared by the list of ingredients in this dish.  It looks like a lot, but it’s really just a spice dump and I promise that the combination will leave you licking your fork, fingers, and just maybe even your plate.  I used leftover pre-cooked lamb, but I’m guessing raw lamb stew meat would work just as well.

Pull out your slow cooker and add everything into the pot with the exception of the yogurt.

Now turn on your pot, setting it on low for the next 4-6 hours or high for the next 3-5.  Walk away and don’t look back until it’s time for dinner.  Catch up on the latest episode of Glee, fold some laundry, dance around your family room singing a”I’m Walking on Sunshine”.  Do anything but worry about dinner.

When the magic hour arrives, cook up a batch of rice and while that’s in progress, you’ll simply open up your slow cooker, grab your yogurt and stir it into the curry.

Who knew dinner could be so easy.  Sugar high what?

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Slow Cooker Lamb Curry

Ingredients:

11/2 Pds of Cooked Lamb
1 Onion, Chopped
2 Cups of Broth (Beef or Chicken)
6 Oz. of Mushrooms, Chopped
2 Tbsp of Curry
1 Tbsp of Rosemary
2 Cloves of Garlic
2 Tbsp of Butter
2 Tbsp of Olive Oil
1 Tbsp of Garam Masala
1 tsp of Ginger
1 tsp of Salt
1/2 tsp of Fennel
1 Tbsp of Oregano
2 Large Baking Potatoes, Cubed
1 Can of Tomato Paste
1 Bunch of Cilantro, Chopped
1/2 Cup of Plain Yogurt

Directions:

Pull out your slow cooker and add everything into the pot with the exception of the yogurt.

Now turn on your pot, setting it on low for the next 4-6 hours or high for the next 3-5.

When the time is up, open up your slow cooker, grab your yogurt and stir it into the curry.

Serve over rice.

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35 Responses to “Slow Cooker Lamb Curry”

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    Katerina — February 7, 2011 @ 7:35 am

    Since I don’t have it in front of me I am just licking my lips. Great meal and Happy Birthday to your little bird.

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    Faith — February 7, 2011 @ 10:16 am

    Happy Birthday to little Alex. I wish I was 0-5!. Lamb curry… I know my hubby would kill for this. He loves lamb so much. I don’t eat lamb very often but you had me with the curry! What a wonderful meal Julie.

    Have a great week ahead.

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    anne — February 7, 2011 @ 10:46 am

    oh, to be 0-5 again! And he got celebrate on Packer WIN day!! Get out! Happy B-day to the little guy! anne

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    Ma What's For Dinner — February 7, 2011 @ 11:09 am

    Happy Birthday big 5 year old boy! They’re getting so big so fast. Brady’s 5 in just a couple months. Oh man does that curry look good. I wish we were neighbors!

    How bout them Packers?

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    Feast on the Cheap — February 7, 2011 @ 2:37 pm

    Happy birthday to your little guy, what a cutie!

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    Megan (Best of Fates) — February 7, 2011 @ 2:45 pm

    That curry looks delicious… though I admit, so does the cookie!

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    megan @ whatmegansmaking — February 7, 2011 @ 2:50 pm

    did you decorate that cake? It’s beautiful :)

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    Ameena — February 7, 2011 @ 2:54 pm

    The Big 0-5…I love it! That is a beautiful cake for a gorgeous little boy. Happy Birthday Alex!

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    Kasia — February 7, 2011 @ 3:06 pm

    This one looks absolutely fantastic! Thank you for kind words over Chef’s Dennis blog :)

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    Joey @ Big Teeth & Clouds — February 7, 2011 @ 3:08 pm

    I’ve never cooked lamb. Now that I think of it I’m not sure if I’ve ever eaten it! This would be really exotic for our family.

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    whatsfordinneracrossstatelines — February 7, 2011 @ 3:51 pm

    Please wish Alex Happy Birthday! How cute is that pic. I wish mine were 5 again. Love how you made this in the crock pot, what a great idea. I love dishes like this, but not being tied to the stove. Hope you are having a great week.
    -Gina-

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    Katie — February 7, 2011 @ 5:32 pm

    I just had lamb curry for the first time last night, and I’m completely in love. I’ve already bookmarked this recipe. Thanks!

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    Nicky — February 7, 2011 @ 5:39 pm

    Wonderful recipes! And happy birthday young Alex! I found your blog through “SITS” – and I love it! Thanks for sharing so much.

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    RocketGirl — February 7, 2011 @ 5:48 pm

    Slow cooker! Slow cooker! Huzzah! Can’t wait to try it.

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    Juliana — February 7, 2011 @ 7:51 pm

    Happy Birthday to you lille one :-) So cute!
    The lamb curry looks delicious, and yes, over white rice :-)

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    Mari's Cakes — February 7, 2011 @ 8:20 pm

    Happy birthday to ALex! May he be blessed with lots and lots more :)

    The recipe looks very wonderfully delicious.

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    Miranda — February 7, 2011 @ 9:13 pm

    Happy birthday to your little man! That lamb looks deliciouso!

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    Apicius' Apprentice — February 7, 2011 @ 9:27 pm

    Hurray for all of the upcoming celebrations! Lots of big things coming up this month, no? I have a confession to make: I have no idea where to buy lamb or duck. My local grocery doesn’t carry either….

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    rebecca — February 7, 2011 @ 10:25 pm

    oh your son is simply adorable great snap and love the lamb curry

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    Tanvi — February 7, 2011 @ 10:40 pm

    Happy Birthday Alex! I loove that cake.this lamb curry is the most exotic I have recently seen with rosemary and oregano.Love lamb and herbs together.

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    5 Star Foodie — February 8, 2011 @ 12:10 am

    Happy birthday to Alex!!!

    Yum, that lamb curry sure sounds terrific! I’ve been meaning to make one since the cold weather started, better do it soon, before the winter is over :)

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    Prerna@IndianSimmer — February 8, 2011 @ 12:44 am

    Aww, he’s a cutie!! Wish could meet him before leaving NC. A very Happy Birthday to the li’l guy!

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    rosa — February 8, 2011 @ 2:38 pm

    Happy birthday to Alex!!! Be happy. I love lamb a lot.

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    Rach — February 8, 2011 @ 3:00 pm

    Aww, happy 5th birthday to that adorable little boy!

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    Anna Johnston — February 8, 2011 @ 7:14 pm

    Awhhh, Happy Birthday little guy :) Our Dec through to January is a bit like your month of February…., it seems we arrive into the New Year every year in a sugar coma wearing extra kgs but what the heck huh….. a birthday’s a birthday & the celebrating is fun. Lovin’ the curry, sounds really yummy & did you say a life size sugar cookie..??!! (Images of a class room of 5 yr olds tucking into that one are screaming through my head) :)

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    Emily Z — February 8, 2011 @ 8:05 pm

    Happy birthday to your little guy! This sounds delicious and I can just imagine the smells while it’s cooking! Yum!

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    Monet — February 9, 2011 @ 12:45 am

    Happy Birthday to your little one! He is adorable (I’m not surprised by that though…considering his genes!) This lamb curry sounds delicious too. I don’t cook lamb very often, but this recipe might make an appearance very soon! Thanks for always making me smile with your words, photos and recipes. I hope that your Wednesday is full of joy!

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    Beth — February 9, 2011 @ 4:28 am

    What a cute birthday cookie! Happy birthday to all of you! Our big month is August, when the girls’ birthdays are nine days apart. I always think it’s efficient, with me concentrating most of my birthday organization into one month a year.

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    Liz — February 9, 2011 @ 6:36 pm

    I love curry and I love slow cooking but I have never tried lamb. I have heard it is very good. I just may try this! Happy birthday to your little man!

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    Maranda — February 10, 2011 @ 2:02 pm

    That looks delicious! I’ve only ever had lamb in gyros. I will have to try this since I’ve been loving my crock pot lately!

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    Gitte — March 2, 2011 @ 5:18 am

    I got a new crockpot for Christmas and I’ve only used it once. This sounds like a good opportunity to bring it out and put it to use. Belated Happy B-day to your little one :)

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    Casey — April 10, 2012 @ 12:07 pm

    Your recipe calls for cooked lamb, but having never worked with lamb I’m not sure what that means. What cut of lamb are you using? Were you able to buy it cooked? Or, how did you cook it?

    • Julie replied: — April 10th, 2012 @ 2:01 pm

      I had leftover lamb which is why I called for cooked. You could just as easily use raw though. If it were me, I would get a saucepan good and hot, drop just enough cooking oil to coat the bottom of the pan and when that’s good and hot, toss in your cubes of lamb and sear for a couple minutes to get a golden brown outside. Then just proceed with the recipe and add them to the slow cooker. As far as the cut goes, any should work. Find the least expensive cut and run with it. You’ll be cooking it long and slow so it will be tender once it’s cooked regardless of the cut you choose. Tell your butcher what you’re making and ask him to cube up some lamb for you. I hope that helps a bit!

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    Vicki O'Brien — April 20, 2014 @ 7:21 pm

    Three years after you posted this I came across it on Gojee. I had been let down by friends at the last minute so had thawed out too many lovely lamb shanks for a dinner party. I cut up the two spares, quickly browned them and threw them into this mixture. All I can say is .. Wow. I think it would also work with chicken and beef or with a bunch of spinach added to the lamb. Thanks a lot for this delicious, easy recipe.

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