Slow Roast Stuffed Breast of Lamb

Treat the family to a delicious and special roast. This melt in the mouth main dish packed with herbs ensures it will be bursting with flavour!

Cook Time

2 Hours




1 onion, finely chopped

40g unsalted butter

1 teaspoon finely chopped rosemary

1 teaspoon finely chopped thyme

2 cloves garlic, peeled and mashed to a paste with 1 teaspoon sea salt

55g soft white breadcrumbs

85g good sausage meat or lamb mince

½ tablespoon chopped mint

2 tablespoon chopped parsley

1/8 teaspoon grated nutmeg

Grated zest of ½ orange

1 whole egg, beaten

Ground black pepper

1 large breast of lamb, boned and as much fat as possible removed


Preheat the oven to 150°C/Gas 2.

Cook the onion gently in butter until soft but not coloured, then add the rosemary, thyme and garlic and cook for a further 3 minutes, allow to cool slightly. Tip into a bowl, then add the remaining ingredients except for the lamb. Squidge together with your fingers to blend well.

Lay the breast of lamb skin side down on a work surface then spread the stuffing over the surface of the lamb. You now have two options, for a thick short joint have the short tapered side towards you and roll the meat from one end to another to create a pin wheel effect or have the long side towards you and roll away from you to create a long narrow joint. Tie with string at 4cm intervals not too tightly, press back any stuffing that may be squeezed out.

Lightly oil (unless using Bacofoil The Non-Stick Kitchen Foil) a rectangle of foil 3 times as wide and twice as long as the lamb joint, place the joint in the centre and wrap well. Place in a baking tray and roast for 1 ½ hours. Fold back the foil, increase the oven temperature to 200°C/Gas 6 and cook for a further ½ hours to brown.

Make a gravy with any juices in the foil, a little cider and some redcurrant jelly. Carve the joint in thick slices and serve with your favourite roast vegetables.