• 2 kg bone in leg of lamb
  • 2 garlic cloves, peeled and sliced
  • 10 sprigs fresh rosemary (save some to garnish)
  • 3 red onions, peeled and each cut into 6 wedges
  • 190 g pack Paxo sage and onion stuffing mix
  • 50 g ready-to-eat dried apricots, chopped (optional)
  • Bisto onion gravy granules
  • 50 ml red wine (optional)


  1. 1

    Preheat the oven to 180°C, fan 160°C, gas 4. Place the lamb in a large roasting tin. Pierce the lamb flesh about 8 times with the tip of a sharp knife and insert a slice of garlic and small sprig of rosemary into each hole. Cover loosely with foil and roast the lamb in the oven for 1 hour 30 minutes.

  2. 2

    Make up the Paxo stuffing following the pack instructions, adding the chopped apricots, if you want a sweet twist. Divide and shape into about 18 stuffing balls. Place in a baking tray and set aside.

  3. 3

    Increase the oven temperature to 200°C, fan 180°C, gas 6. Uncover the lamb and add the onion wedges to the roasting tin, turning them to coat in the pan juices. Roast the lamb and onions for a further 30 minutes until the onions are tender and the lamb is cooked to your liking. To check how well done the lamb is, use a meat thermometer inserted into the centre of the joint at the thickest point, for medium it should read 70-75°C and for well done, 75-80°C.

  4. 4

    Remove the cooked joint, cover with foil and leave to rest in a warm place for 25-30 minutes before carving. Cook the tray of stuffing balls in the oven for 25-30 minutes until browned and piping hot. Make up the Bisto onion gravy granules following the pack instructions. For a richer flavour, replace 50ml of the boiling water with red wine.

  5. 5

    Arrange the lamb on a warmed platter with the onion wedges and stuffing balls and garnish with a few rosemary sprigs. Serve the gravy in a warmed gravy boat on the side.

Nutritional Details

Each serving provides
  • Energy 1717kj 410kcal 21%
  • Fat 21.7g 31%
  • Saturates 9.5g 48%
  • Sugars 8.7g 10%
  • Salt 0.97g 16%

% of the Reference Intakes

Typical values per 100g: Energy 578kj/138kcal

Each serving provides

18.4g carbohydrate 2.3g fibre 39.2g protein

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