Maltese Meat Roast (Laħam Il-Forn)

Maltese Meat Roast (Laħam Il-Forn)

This is one of a typical Sunday lunch meal you can find in Maltese homes. Everyone adds & changes their take of it but the core of it remains the same. This is my family's take on it.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 1 hour 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 50 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine Maltese, Mediterranean
Servings 3
Calories 349 kcal


  • 275 g potatoes sliced
  • 200 g onions sliced
  • 150 g carrots sliced
  • 1 beef stock cube
  • 1 tsp dried rosemary
  • ¼ tsp curry powder
  • Salt & pepper
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 320 g pork loin steak
  • 80 g frozen peas
  • Water
  • Pinch meat seasoning


  • Preheat oven to 225C.
  • In an oven dish, start by layering the onions in the bottom. Sprinkle ½ tsp rosemary, curry powder & pepper over the onions. Crumble the stock cube & sprinkle that over as well.
  • Layer the meat in 1 layer, without overlapping. Season with some meat seasoning.
  • Place a layer of carrots. Spread the peas on top.
  • Place the potato slices over everything & layering well, even if you need to overlap the potatoes as to leave no open spaces in between. Sprinkle the rest of the rosemary over the potato & season with salt & pepper.
  • Pour water from the corner of the dish until you cover the layer of meat. Drizzle the olive oil on top of the potatoes.
  • Cover the dish with foil & cook in the oven for 1 hour. After the 1 hour, remove the foil from the dish & cook for 15-20 minutes more.


Calories: 349kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 28gFat: 13gSaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 72mgSodium: 415mgPotassium: 1106mgFiber: 6gSugar: 8gVitamin A: 8557IUVitamin C: 37mgCalcium: 57mgIron: 2mg
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