Braised Leg Of Mutton Homemade Kosher Recipe: Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food

Braised Leg Of Mutton Homemade Kosher Recipe: Diets And Cuisines - Cooking Jewish Food

Braised leg of mutton is a hearty and flavorful dish that is often enjoyed in Jewish cuisine. Here is a homemade kosher recipe for Braised Leg of Mutton:


- 1 leg of mutton (about 4-5 pounds)
- 2 onions sliced
- 4 cloves of garlic minced
- 4 carrots peeled and chopped
- 4 celery stalks chopped
- 2 cups beef broth
- 1 cup red wine (make sure it is kosher)
- 2 tablespoons tomato paste
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons flour (use kosher for Passover flour if making for Passover)
- 1 teaspoon paprika
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- Salt and pepper to taste


1. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C).

2. In a large oven-safe pot or Dutch oven heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Season the leg of mutton with salt pepper and paprika. Sear the mutton on all sides until browned. Remove the mutton from the pot and set aside.

3. In the same pot add the onions garlic carrots and celery. Cook for about 5 minutes until the vegetables are softened.

4. Sprinkle the flour over the vegetables and stir well to coat. Cook for an additional 2 minutes.

5. Add the tomato paste beef broth and red wine to the pot. Stir well to combine.

6. Return the mutton to the pot making sure it is submerged in the liquid. Add the dried rosemary and season with salt and pepper to taste.

7. Cover the pot with a lid and transfer it to the preheated oven. Let the mutton braise for about 3-4 hours or until it is tender and easily pulls apart with a fork.

8. Once the mutton is cooked remove it from the pot and let it rest for a few minutes. Slice or shred the mutton depending on your preference.

9. If desired you can strain the cooking liquid and reduce it on the stovetop to create a flavorful sauce.

10. Serve the braised leg of mutton with the sauce and your choice of side dishes such as roasted potatoes or steamed vegetables.

This homemade kosher recipe for braised leg of mutton is a delicious and satisfying dish that is perfect for special occasions or holiday meals. Enjoy the rich flavors and tender meat that this traditional Jewish dish offers!