Garlic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb

This garlic rosemary roast leg of lamb is the perfect alternative Thanksgiving dinner. Full of garlic and fresh herb flavor and roasted to perfection. Great when served alone or piled high on flat bread with homemade tzatziki sauce. 

This garlic rosemary roast leg of lamb is the perfect alternative Thanksgiving dinner. Full of garlic and fresh herb flavor and roasted to perfection. Great when served alone or piled high on flat bread with homemade tzatziki sauce.

This post is sponsored by the American Lamb Board and Flatout Bread. All opinions are my own.

Now, I know lamb isn’t traditionally Thanksgiving food BUT I’m here to tell you it totally can be. I’m a big fan of turkey (especially my adobo butter turkey or my herbed mayonnaise roast turkey) and really only get the fresh roast stuff on Thanksgiving. BUTBUTBUT roast lamb is pretty freaking spectacular and is a great option for all those “I ONLY EAT RED MEAT!” lovers in your life. You have those people in your family, right? In my case, those family members not only love red meat they also love all things garlic and all things fresh herbs. Soooooo lucky for them I decided to make my friends and family a little friendsgiving lamb feast. I also threw in some green beans, roasted butter potatoes, red wine, fresh tzatziki and some flatbread.

LET THE FEAST BEGIN!

This garlic rosemary roast leg of lamb is the perfect alternative Thanksgiving dinner. Full of garlic and fresh herb flavor and roasted to perfection. Great when served alone or piled high on flat bread with homemade tzatziki sauce.

It’s ok if you’re sitting there thinking “ummmmmm I’ve never made lamb before and it looks intimidating.” I get that feeling but I promise it’s easy peasy. I made a delicious rub out of chopped rosemary, mint, garlic, olive oil, kosher salt and black pepper. Then I took that rub and covered this delicious hunk of meat all over. I also put extra garlic cloves and rosemary in the pan I cooked the roast in because OMG THAT GARLIC SMELL!

This garlic rosemary roast leg of lamb is the perfect alternative Thanksgiving dinner. Full of garlic and fresh herb flavor and roasted to perfection. Great when served alone or piled high on flat bread with homemade tzatziki sauce.

Simply put this garlic rosemary roast leg of lamb is delicious on its own but it’s also pretty delicious when loaded up on flatbread and smothered in tzatziki sauce. Sweet baby J YES!

This garlic rosemary roast leg of lamb is the perfect alternative Thanksgiving dinner. Full of garlic and fresh herb flavor and roasted to perfection. Great when served alone or piled high on flat bread with homemade tzatziki sauce.

Now, Thanksgiving isn’t just about the food. It’s about giving thanks for all the things we have. That’s why I paired up with the American Lamb Board and Flatout bread to help raise money for hungry kids this season. During the month of November they will be donating $1 for Friendsgiving for No Kid Hungry for any of the following:

  • Like American Lamb and Flatout Bread on Facebook. 
  • Share a recipe on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using the hashtags #FlatoutLamb and #Friendsgiving
  • Show us how you and your flock of friends are ceLAMBrating friendsgiving with lamb and Flatout. Use #FlatoutLamb and #Friendsgiving in your posts! One random winner who dazzle us most will win the Holiday Feast Prize Pack which will include lamb and Flatout flatbread products!

Looking for more delicious lamb recipes? Greek topped hummus, grilled lamb chops with pistachio mint pesto, lamb meatball couscous soup, Moroccan lamb couscous, lamb bolognese or my grilled marinated lamb.

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Garlic Rosemary Roast Leg of Lamb

This garlic rosemary roast leg of lamb is the perfect alternative Thanksgiving dinner. Full of garlic and fresh herb flavor and roasted to perfection. Great when served alone or piled high on flat bread with homemade tzatziki sauce.

Yield: 6 servings

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour 30 minutes

Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 6 pound boneless leg of lamb
  • 6 cloves garlic, grated
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons minced rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon minced mint
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon cracked pepper
  • 5 cloves garlic
  • 4 sprigs fresh rosemary

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Add your leg of lamb to a roasting dish or large cast iron skillet for roasting.

In a small bowl add garlic, olive oil, minced rosemary, minced mint, kosher salt and cracked pepper. Mix together till combined.

Rub the herb mixture all over the leg of lamb coating all sides. Add your extra garlic and rosemary around the sides of the lamb.

Add lamb to the oven and roast for about 15 minutes per pound. For a 6 pound roast I roasted my leg of lamb 90 minutes.

Let the leg of lamb rest for 15-20 minutes before slicing.

 

27 Responses to “Chicken Tandoori Burger”

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    Sarah — May 31, 2016 at 7:29 am

    This looks delicious and these pictures are beautiful!!

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    Kristen @A Mind Full MOm — May 31, 2016 at 9:25 am

    You can keep burger recipes like this coming–no complaints here!!

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    Carolyn — May 31, 2016 at 9:27 am

    Oooh, Tandoori in a burger, I heart this idea!

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    Stephanie — May 31, 2016 at 9:51 am

    I love that it’s a chicken burger! These flavors sound amazing!

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    allie @ Through Her Looking Glass — May 31, 2016 at 11:44 am

    I’m with you Brandy. I love the flavor too! This burger looks so delicious, I can almost taste it.

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    Matt — May 31, 2016 at 11:50 am

    Love all the toppings and wishing I had this burger right now. For breakfast.

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    Lora @savoringitaly — May 31, 2016 at 1:03 pm

    My kids have been loving chicken burgers lately, so that’s what we have been making! Next on this list is your tandoori burger; I’m loving all the flavors and it’s perfect for summer outdoor dinners!!

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    Heather | All Roads Lead to the Kitchen — May 31, 2016 at 1:32 pm

    It’s all about the toppings and flavor for me, too – this is mouthwatering!

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    Adriana Lopez-Martin — May 31, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    I love Indian food and the Tandoori technique really gives a special flavor this burger looks divine!

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    Amy Stafford — May 31, 2016 at 2:36 pm

    You keep posting those burger recipes girl, they are all drool worthy!

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    Meg @ With Salt and Wit — May 31, 2016 at 2:49 pm

    Your picture is pretty much perfect! I want to eat it now!

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    Marshie Boswell — May 31, 2016 at 4:52 pm

    This looks so amazing! Pinned and ready to try!

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    Kacey @ The Cookie Writer — May 31, 2016 at 7:06 pm

    Who would complain about different burger recipes?! This is stunning!!

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    Amanda @ The Kitcheneer — May 31, 2016 at 7:50 pm

    You are making my list of burgers to try so much longer!!! I dont mind though 😉

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    Julia — May 31, 2016 at 8:23 pm

    I make a grilled tandoori chicken a lot and love it! This chicken burger sounds like something I need to try!

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    Sabrina — May 31, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    I love the creative flavors in this burger! Sounds delicious!

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    Chrisy @ Homemade Hooplah — June 1, 2016 at 2:32 am

    We’re having the neighbors over this weekend and I’m totally making these! So many great foavors 😀

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    Renee - Kudos Kitchen — June 1, 2016 at 8:52 am

    I love these buns, I buy them often. Their texture is fantastic.
    Your burger packs a punch of flavor… and all those toppings really take your burger to another level.

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    Rachel @ Rachel Cooks — June 1, 2016 at 3:25 pm

    Now these are burgers!!! WOW. They look so good!

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    Kirsten/ComfortablyDomestic — June 1, 2016 at 10:45 pm

    I like pretty much anything chopped up and mixed into a burger, but tandoori spices are by far a favorite.

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    Nicole — June 2, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I didn’t realize Pepperidge Farm made burger buns. I’m going to totally check those out!

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    Rose | The Clean Dish — June 2, 2016 at 3:38 pm

    Ah yeah. That’s how you know it’s summer time — it’s burgers galore! I love the flavor twist of this chicken burger. I happen to love tandoori so this is going on the to-make list (perhaps with a meat-sub but I know my family would love it as it is!) 🙂

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    Megan {Country Cleaver} — June 2, 2016 at 9:57 pm

    These flavors are just out of control amazing!!

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    Monique @ Ambitious Kitchen — June 3, 2016 at 8:04 am

    Tony and I just got a new grill and we’re absolutely OBSESSED with burgers. I prefer chicken or turkey so this would be perfect for me.

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    Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures — June 8, 2016 at 8:20 am

    This recipe makes me excited for grilling and summer! Great flavors!

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    Laverne — July 15, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    After I initially left a comment I seem to have clicked on the -Notify me when new comments
    are added- checkbox and from now on each time a comment
    is added I get 4 emails with the exact same comment. Perhaps
    there is an easy method you can remove me from that service?
    Kudos!

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    Nancy Long — May 15, 2019 at 8:03 am

    think this would be good made with ground lamb

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