Aldi does not sell lamb in its stores all the time, but it often offers it as a rotating, limited-time ALDI Find (Special Buy). When lamb appears in stores, either as chops, legs, or ground, I usually buy a few packages. One of my family’s favorites is Aldi’s butterflied lamb leg.
Never Any! Seasoned Butterflied Lamb Leg cost $5.99 per pound at the time of publication. They are fairly large packages. I bought a 2.96-pound package of seasoned lamb leg for $17.73, along with a 2.54-pound package of unseasoned lamb leg for $15.21. Remember that this is only in stores for a little while, and once it’s gone, you’ll have to wait until the next time it comes around.
The lamb is available in seasoned or unseasoned varieties. I got one of each. We grilled the seasoned lamb leg not long after buying it, while I froze the unseasoned lamb leg to eat later, either grilled or as a base for an Indian meal. The package states these lamb legs are “great for the grill” and are raised with no antibiotics, no added hormones, and with vegetarian feed. The lamb is a product of Australia, and it is halal.
The unseasoned lamb leg lists lamb as the only ingredient. Ingredients for the seasoned lamb leg are: lamb, sea salt, garlic, spices, onion, bell peppers, tomato powder, rosemary, lemon peel, parsley, sunflower oil, and natural flavoring.
The packaging says there is a varied number of servings per package. One lamb leg lasted our family of four through two meals, although we have children who sometimes eat smaller portions. One serving size is 4 ounces (112 grams).
The seasoned lamb leg will net you 240 calories, 17 grams of total fat (22% DV), 8 grams of saturated fat (40% DV), 260 mg of sodium (11% DV), 0 grams of total carbohydrates, 0 grams of sugar, and 21 grams of protein.
The unseasoned lamb leg also has 240 calories, the same amount of total fat and saturated fat and protein, and no sugar, but with only 45 mg of sodium (2% DV).
Cooking instructions on the package are for baking in the oven. It states to preheat the oven to 375 degrees and remove the lamb from the packaging. If you’re cooking the unseasoned lamb leg, brush it lightly with oil and season to taste with salt, pepper, and fresh chopped garlic, and allow it to marinate for at least 15 minutes. In a saute pan, heat one tablespoon of oil over medium-high heat. Place the lamb in the pan and lightly sear each side. Transfer the lamb to a rimmed baking sheet. Cook in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until the internal temperature is 145 degrees.
As mentioned above, we opted to grill our seasoned lamb leg. We cooked it on medium-high heat, rotating or flipping every five minutes, until the internal temperature reached 145 degrees. It took about 25 minutes on the grill. We also experienced some flareups because the seasoning would catch on fire. The outside of the lamb was well seared as a result, but it was not burned or overly crispy.
Our family — including even the pickier eaters and the ones who lean more vegetarian — enjoyed the lamb. The seasoned variety is good enough to eat without any sauces, or some of us liked dipping it in a little steak sauce. It’s definitely something I’ll buy when it is in stores again.
Aldi’s Never Any! Butterflied Lamb Leg comes from Australia and is excellent. It comes in seasoned or unseasoned varieties, which are both good. The lamb legs can be cooked in the oven or grilled. We opted to grill ours, which turned out well. I highly recommend.