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October 15, 2019

Smoked Leg of American Lamb BBQ Sandwiches


Recipe Provided By
"Rustic Joyful Food"
Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time


Total Time

35 MIN



Smoked Leg of American Lamb BBQ Sandwiches


  • 2 pounds leg of American lamb roast, (deboned)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 4-5 brioche buns
  • 4 cups shredded purple cabbage
  • 2 cups of your favorite pickles
  • 1 cup of your favorite prepared BBQ sauce


Prime and prepare your smoker based on the manufacturer’s instructions. Choose a mild-tasting hardwood like apple wood. While your smoker is heating, rub the meat with all the spices. Smoke the seasoned meat for 30 minutes at 175 degrees F. Then turn your smoker up to 300 degrees F and roast the meat for one hour or until your meat thermometer reads 130 degrees F.

Remove it from the smoker and allow to rest for 15 minutes. It will rise in temperature to around 140 degrees F*, the perfect internal temperature for serving. Slice the meat as thin as you can and load up the brioche buns. Top with sauce, cabbage, and pickles for an incredibly juicy, smoky amazing sandwich!

* Note: The USDA recommends that lamb reach an internal temperature of at least 145 degrees F with a 3-minute rest.

smoked leg of lamb bbq sandwich
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