December 20, 2018

Slow Cooker American Lamb Curry


Recipe Provided By
"The Modern Proper"
Prep Time

20 min

Cook Time

5 hrs

Total Time

5 hrs 20 min



Slow Cooker American Lamb Curry in serving dish on counter with rice and naan bread


  • 4 pounds American Lamb shoulder, bone in
  • 1 teaspoon salt, plus more for seasoning
  • Pepper, to taste
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large can crushed tomatoes
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 onion, minced
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 1 tablespoon turmeric
  • 1 small head cauliflower, cut into small florets
  • Basmati rice, for serving
  • Plain yogurt, for serving
  • Fresh cilantro, for serving
  • Naan, for serving


Generously season shoulder steaks with salt and pepper. 

Heat a cast iron skillet over high heat; add in oil. Working with half of the American Lamb shoulder steaks, brown both sides; set aside. Finish with remaining steaks. 

In a large slow cooker, add in tomatoes, garlic, onion, cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, and 1 teaspoon salt; stir until just mixed together. Fit browned lamb into the liquid and cover; cook on high for 4 hours. 

Add cauliflower after 3 hours of cooking; give everything a good stir. 

Serve cauliflower over warm rice with a scoop of yogurt and fresh cilantro.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

Slow Cooker American Lamb Curry in slow cooker
Slow Cooker American Lamb Curry
thermometer timer illustration
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