Crockpot Lamb and Cabbage Recipe

My mother-in-law is half Irish. My father-in-law is also half Irish, which makes my husband half Irish. But this is about my mother-in-law. I have been with my husband for over 10 years, and almost every year on Saint Patrick’s Day, if we were in the same city as my mother-in-law, we would have corned beef and cabbage with her. Just an excuse to have it, really. Well, this year I have been doing all kinds of kitschy food-holiday things, such as tacos this Wednesday, just because. And Saint Patrick’s Day was no different.


Anyway, a couple of months ago, I was at the store, and I saw a beautiful cabbage. I remembered that it was just a few days before Saint Patrick’s Day, so I bought the cabbage. OK, really there were signs all over the place but that just makes this next part even more lame. For some reason, I couldn’t remember the corned beef part. I kept thinking roast beef. But I knew that wasn’t right.

Did I look up and read the sign?  No.

Did I go to the meat counter and ask or look for a sign? No.

For some reason, I got it into my head that we had a boneless leg of lamb in the freezer and that would work. So I decided I would make it in a Crockpot. I love the way meat just falls apart when it is slow-cooked in a Crockpot. I threw a bunch of stuff in the pot, and it turned out pretty good.

But, a couple of weeks ago, I got a new Crockpot at Costco. This one is twice as big as our old one, and we had a $10 off coupon. How could you go wrong? We love our new Crockpot. It’s so big and shiny. So I decided that I loved the lamb and cabbage so much that I would break our new Crockpot in with it. My husband was pretty happy about it too, since he loves lamb a lot. Even our son, Max loves it. Well, he loves everything except the lamb.

Anyway, it’s really easy to make, and it’s a nice change of pace, if you don’t eat lamb very often. It’s a nice and easy gluten-free recipe. Please let me know if you try the crockpot lamb and cabbage recipe and what you think about it.


Crockpot Lamb and Cabbage
Recipe type: Main Dish
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Serves: 4 - 6
This recipe is naturally gluten free, just make sure to check that the chicken broth is gluten free.
  • 1 Trader Joe’s Cabernet Peppered Boneless Leg of Lamb
  • 1½lb Red Potatoes (chopped)
  • 1 Medium Onion (chopped)
  • 9 cloves Garlic (chopped)
  • 4 Carrots (chopped)
  • 4 stalks Celery (chopped)
  • 1 Medium Cabbage (chopped)
  • 3 cups Chicken Broth
  1. Add everything to your slow cooker.
  2. Cook it for 6 hours on low.
  3. Serve and enjoy.


This recipe is naturally gluten free, just make sure to check that the chicken broth is gluten free. Most are, but always check.

I hope you enjoy it.

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10 Responses to “Crockpot Lamb and Cabbage Recipe”

    • Hi Amy,

      I talk to you in so many places. 🙂 Thanks for the comment. I think you are the only one on this post that isn’t a ping back.

      I’m just getting into cabbage. We didn’t have it around much growing up, and I have never been into coleslaw. But, I think it’s because the only coleslaw I was exposed to was my Aunt’s and she made it with Miracle Whip. Yuck!

      My husband loves it, so I am finding more ways to make stuff with it. I am finding out I really like it, too. And I like more healthy versions of coleslaw.

      Tia 😛