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Slow roasted spanish lamb with smashed white beans

Total Time
3 hr 35 min
15 min
3 hr 20 min
This roast with its rich Spanish flavour is perfect paired with a chilly winter night.


Ground paprika

1 tsp, (sweet)

Dried oregano

1 tsp

Fresh lemon rind

1 tsp, grated

Dried chilli flakes

½ tsp

Lamb leg roast, raw

800 g, (buy 1kg)

Chicken stock

1¼ cup(s), (salt-reduced)

Lemon juice

¼ cup(s), (60ml)

Olive oil

1 tbs


2 clove(s)

Fresh oregano

1½ tbs

Canned cannellini beans, rinsed, drained

3 400g can


3 bunch(es)


  1. Preheat oven to 210°C. Combine the paprika, oregano, lemon rind and chilli flakes in a small bowl. Place the lamb in a large baking dish. Rub the spice mixture over the lamb and lightly spray with oil. Bake for 15-20 minutes or until browned.
  2. Reduce oven to 150°C. Add 1 cup (250ml) of the stock and 2 tablespoons lemon juice to the base of the pan. Cover the lamb with baking paper, tucking the edges of the paper under the lamb leg, then cover entire tray with foil. Bake for 2½-3 hours or until the lamb is extremely tender.
  3. Transfer the lamb to a plate. Cover with foil and set aside to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  4. Meanwhile, heat the oil in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook the garlic and fresh oregano, stirring, for 30 seconds or until fragrant. Add the cannellini beans, remaining stock and remaining lemon juice, and cook, stirring, for 2-3 minutes or until slightly reduced. Using a fork, coarsely mash the cannellini beans.
  5. Steam the broccolini over a saucepan of boiling water for 3 minutes or until just tender. Serve the lamb with the beans and broccolini, drizzled with any pan juices.