Slow Cooked BBQ Lamb Shoulder

by Janine

Slow Cooked BBQ Lamb

Oh lamb how I love thee, let me count the ways … Now, Slow Cooked BBQ Lamb … my husband told me that if he wasn’t already married to me he’d marry the BBQ lamb. Ridiculous I know, but so funny.

Juicy, tasty, fatty, tender, succulent, versatile. Yep, lamb is definitely a favourite of our house, and in fact a favourite of our whole community. And I’m stoked about that because I grew up eating lamb and just love it!

So to marry lamb with all the flavours of the Middle East is just the bomb. Seriously good. And then to put it on the BBQ and allow it to slow cook so that its crispy on the outside and juicy and tender on the inside; well, that’s just heaven on a stick.  This recipe creates lamb that is melt-in-your-mouth juicy with gorgeous smoky flavours. Team it with one of our salads (and here’s another option) for a perfect dinner or lunch combo.

Yes, it’s not that traditional a method, with typical middle eastern lamb being cooked on a stick, like a kebab, or whole on a spit, but I promise you that the marinade draws on all the flavours of Egypt and Lebanon. The Slow Cooked BBQ process just ensures you get that beautiful caramelisation. You could choose to put it in the slow cooker if you don’t want to watch it. The flavours will still be ridiculously good, and the texture will still be super tender and juicy, but you won’t get that lovely outer crust that BBQ’s gift. But it still wouldn’t disappoint I can tell you.

Slow Cooked BBQ Lamb Shoulder

Rating: 5.0/5
( 1 voted )
Serves: 4 Prep Time: Cooking Time: Nutrition facts: 200 calories 20 grams fat


Slow Cooked BBQ Lamb Shoulder with fragrant Middle Eastern Marinade & Spices - crispy on the outside, juicy and tender on the inside. Melt-in-your-mouth juicy lamb with gorgeous smoky flavours.

2 tsp Garlic Powder
4 tsp Sumac Powder
1 tsp Baharat (Middle Eastern mixed spice)
2 tsp Sweet Paprika
2 tsp Dried Coriander Powder
2 tsp Dried Cumin Powder
1 tsp Ground Black Pepper
4 Lemons, (juiced)
4 tbs Olive Oil
1 Lamb Shoulder


  • 1)in a large bowl add all the spices, lemon juice and olive oil and stir well until all the ingredients are well dispersed
  • 2)Place your lamb shoulder into the marinade and coat thoroughly. Massage the shoulder with the marinade being sure to cover it completely.
  • 3)Cover the bowl in wrap and refrigerate for the marinade to do its work for at least 4 hours, and ideally overnight. You can freeze it at this point.
  • 4)Turn on the BBQ grill section. When nice and hot place the shoulder on the grill and sear for 5 minutes on each side.
  • 5)Put the shoulder into a heat proof tray and return to the grill, reduce the heat of the BBQ to low, and close the BBQ lid over.
  • 6)At about 2 hours, or when the hot side is starting to caramelise, flip the lamb shoulder over and continue to slow BBQ for another 1 to 2 hours, or until the second side is also caramelised and crispy.
  • 7)Let sit for a few minutes. Slice and serve immediately. We recommend a Middle Eastern salad to serve such as Fattoush Salad or Tabouli Salad.
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