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Lamb Kleftiko Recipe

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Prep Time
20 min
Total Time
3 hrs
Makes 6 – 8 servings
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Do you enjoy stealing lambs? If you do, this is the recipe for you! “Kleftiko” is a Greek word that means “in the style of the klephts”, a group of bandit who stole lambs and then cooked them in a sealed pit to avoid the smoke being seen. Today, to make this delicious recipe, you can buy your lamb from Lake Geneva Country Meats, and then cook in a closed container to honor the spirit and flavor of this recipe. This recipe uses simple ingredients, so buying high quality lamb is a must. We promise you won’t be disappointed. What do you think of this recipe? Leave us a rating and your feedback!


  • 1 LGCM Leg of Lamb
  • Greek Seasoning
  • 2 lb(s) Potatoes (cut into quarters)
  • 2 Tbsp Olive Oil (gold potatoes are best)
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 tsp Pepper
  • 1 Red Onion
  • Rosemary (sliced)
  • 2 Lemon


  1. Liberally season the lamb leg with Greek seasoning. Set aside. Add the potatoes to a large bowl and add the olive oil, salt, and pepper. Mix together to evenly cover the potatoes.

  2. Take a large baking sheet and place a very large piece of parchment paper on the bottom. The parchment paper should be large enough to wrap over the dish to cover the lamb as it is cooking. Add the quartered potatoes over the parchment paper, but on the bottom of the dish and then place the seasoned lamb leg on top. Lay the sliced red onions around the edges. Take the parchment paper and cover the entire dish.

  3. Bake at 350ºF for 2.5 hours, until the lamb is tender. Remove from oven, and let rest. Cut the lamb into slices and serve over potatoes.  Garnish with sprigs of fresh rosemary and squeeze lemon wedges on top to brighten up flavors. Enjoy!

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