Want more from Genius Kitchen?

Watch on your Apple TV, Roku, or Fire TV and your iOS, Fire, or Android device.

Learn More
“A family favorite for over a decade! The bacon adds a wonderful flavor to the outside of the lamb, and the garlic permeates the meat throughout. All topped off with a delectable red wine reduction. Delicious with mashed potatoes! From Canadian Living Magazine (circa early 1990s?).”
2hrs 25mins

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a sharp knife, remove fell (thin membrane) and most of the fat from lamb. Cut about 25 slits all over lamb and insert garlic slivers. Combine oil, lemon juice and rosemary; brush over lamb. Place bacon slices over lamb and secure with wooden picks if necessary. Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.
  2. Roast lamb in 325 F oven for 1 3/4 to 2 hours or until meat thermometer reaches 140 F for rare or 160 F for medium. Remove lamb to platter; cover loosely with foil and let stand for 15 minutes.
  3. Red Wine Reduction: Skim fat from pan. Add onion and cook over medium heat, stirring often, for 4 minutes or until softened. Pour in wine and bring to boil over medium-high heat; boil for 1 minute, stirring to scrape up brown bits. Add stock and return to boil; cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until reduced to about 1 cup.
  4. Mix cornstarch with 1 tablespoon cold water; stir into stock mixture and cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until thickened. Blend in tomato paste. Taste and adjust seasoning with salt and pepper. Strain if desired. Pour gravy into sauceboat and serve with meat.

Watch more

Join the Conversation

  • all
  • reviews
  • tweaks
  • q & a