Leg of Lamb with Stewed Beans and Roasted Vegetables



  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 onion (peeled and finely diced)
  • 2 cloves garlic (peeled and 1 minced, 1 halved)
  • 2 stems rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 3 stems thyme
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 leg of lamb (boneless, about 3lbs, rolled and tied with kitchen string)
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 3 cups vegetable stock
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 8 shallots (peeled and cut into wedges)
  • 2 cans beans (each 14-15oz large white Italian, drained and rinsed)
  • 2 1/2 cups cherry tomatoes (halved)
  • 4 stems oregano (stripped and roughly chopped)
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    1. Mix 3 tbsp of olive oil with the onion, minced garlic, rosemary, dried oregano, thyme, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Rub the mixture all over the lamb, cover and refrigerate it over night.
    2. Preheat the oven to 325°F. Remove lamb from the marinade and set marinade aside. Heat the vegetable oil in a roasting pan and sear lamb on all sides. Pour the marinade back over the meat and roast it for about 1 3/4 hours. Check periodically, adding a bit of stock to the bottom of the pan so that vegetables don't burn. When done, a thermometer inserted into the meatiest part of the roast will read 130°F for medium-rare.
    3. Take the lamb out of the oven and pour the cooking juices through a fine sieve into a saucepan. Add the wine and cream, and bring to a boil. Mix the cornstarch with a little water and add it to the sauce. Bring back to a boil and season to taste.
    4. Heat 3 tbsp of olive oil in a frying pan and sauté the shallots and halved garlic for 8-10 mins over a medium heat. Add the beans, tomatoes and oregano and cook for another 4-5 mins, stirring regularly. Season to taste.
    5. Serve the lamb, vegetables and some sauce on a platter, garnished with oregano and rosemary, with the remaining sauce on the side.
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    NutritionView More

    Sodium31% DV740mg
    Fat63% DV41g
    Protein171% DV87g
    Carbs14% DV43g
    Fiber24% DV6g
    Calories870Calories from Fat370
    Total Fat41g63%
    Saturated Fat12g60%
    Trans Fat0g
    Calories from Fat370
    Total Carbohydrate43g14%
    Dietary Fiber6g24%
    Vitamin A70%
    Vitamin C70%

    * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.