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Roasted Lamb and Vegetables

Prep time 25 mins
Cook time 2 hrs, 10 mins
Yield 14 servings. (Recipe pictured on page 122.)

Ingredients

  • 1 (3 1/2-pound) lean boneless leg of lamb
  • 7 large cloves garlic, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • Olive oil-flavored vegetable cooking spray
  • 2 3/4 pounds small round red potatoes
  • 2 (1-pound) packages baby carrots
  • 1 (14 1/4-ounce) can no-salt-added beef broth
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs (optional)

Nutrition Information

  • calories 267
  • caloriesfromfat 23 %
  • fat 6.9 g
  • satfat 2.4 g
  • monofat 0.0 g
  • polyfat 0.0 g
  • protein 26.9 g
  • carbohydrate 23.3 g
  • fiber 3.8 g
  • cholesterol 76 mg
  • iron 0.0 mg
  • sodium 256 mg
  • calcium 0.0 mg

How to Make It

  1. Trim fat from lamb. Make 1/4-inch-deep slits in lamb; insert a garlic slice into each slit. Combine chopped rosemary, salt, and pepper. Sprinkle half of rosemary mixture over lamb. Insert meat thermometer into thickest part of lamb, if desired. Place lamb in a large roasting pan coated with cooking spray; add potatoes, carrots, and beef broth.

  2. Sprinkle vegetables with remaining rosemary mixture. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 2 hours or until meat thermometer registers 150° (medium-rare) to 160° (medium), stirring vegetables occasionally.

  3. Transfer lamb to a serving platter; arrange vegetables around lamb, and keep warm. Skim fat from pan juices. Combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch, stirring until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to pan juices, stirring with a wire whisk. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Cook, stirring constantly, until thickened and bubbly. Serve gravy with lamb and vegetables. Garnish with rosemary sprigs, if desired.

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