Thornsprings’ Slow Cooked Leg of Lamb

When you ask people to think about food from the Karoo, the first thing most would come up with is Karoo lamb. It’s because of this that we share with you a recipe for Karoo Leg of lamb, slow-cooked in Thornsprings pizza oven.

Thornsprings pizza oven Thornsprings pizza oven

Take a Leg of Lamb
20ml Coarse Salt & Pepper
20ml Cajun Spice
100ml Olive Oil

Combine the salt & pepper, cajun and olive oil and rub into the lamb
Sit for 20 minutes

1 Sachet Tomato Puree
20ml Brown Sugar
1 Tin Tomato Onion Relish
2 Cups of Red Wine
1 Cup of Water

Combine tomato puree, tomato onion relish, brown sugar, red wine, and water and pour over the lamb.
Sprinkel with more salt and pepper

2 Large Onions
1 Garlic Clove
Bunch of Fresh Rosemary & Thyme
Place garlic, onions, and fresh herbs on top of lamb
Cover and place in a pre-heated pizza oven until soft and tender – be careful not to have it on top or too close to the coals or the fire – as the oven will generate enough heat.

Serve with loads of fresh thyme – and enjoy 😉

Thornsprings slow roasted leg of lamb Thornsprings slow roasted leg of lamb  Thornsprings slow roasted leg of lamb

More from the Karoo Heartland



What is dinner at a Karoo guest farm without a lekker dessert? One of the very popular desserts at Lowlands Country House near Cradock is Anne's...

read more
Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

One of the desert favorites at Lowlands Country House near Cradock is their Pecan Pie. In fact, Anne has been asked, actually begged, to give it to...

read more
Lowlands Cupcakes

Lowlands Cupcakes

Tea time at Lowlands Country House isn't tea time without some cake or tart on offer with your afternoon coffee or tea. One of Anne Bowker's most...

read more
Anne’s Easy Cheese Puffs

Anne’s Easy Cheese Puffs

Anne Bowker from Lowlands Country House outside Cradock often makes these Cheese Puffs as part of their breakfast spread and there's usually nothing...

read more

Follow Us 

Stay up to dated with th elatest 




Sed ut perspiciatis unde omnis iste natus error sit voluptatem accusantium doloremque