The Best Smoked Leg of American Lamb

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Prep Time

15 minutes

Cook Time

15 minutes

Total Time

30 minutes



Smoked leg of lamb in casserole dish


  • 3-4 lb leg of lamb
  • 1 bottle zesty italian dressing
  • 2 tbsp baharat seasoning
  • 1 tbsp onion salt
  • 1 tbsp garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp coarse salt


Thaw your leg of lamb, in an air tight container pour bottle of zesty Italian dressing over and close. Let marinate in dressing for at least 2-3 hours up to 24 hours.

After lamb has marinated in dressing remove from airtight container. In a small bowl combine seasoning, rub all over leg of lamb.

Preheat smoker to 225, place lamb on smoker. Add an additional pan with water in smoker to help keep moister in the smoker and the meat from drying out.

Smoke lamb until the internal temp is at your desired temp. USDA recommends 145F with a 3 minute rest.

Remove from smoker when internal temp is reached. Let lamb rest for 20 minutes. If you will be resting for more than 20 minutes wrap in foil to keep warm.

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One comment on “The Best Smoked Leg of American Lamb”

  1. I just made this recipe with a leg of lamb today and it was one of the best I’ve ever had. Made my own Baharat seasoning. The flavors and tenderness were perfect!