Popular Lamb Recipes
Ground or made into steaks, chops, or roasts, lamb is a flavorful meat. From stewed shanks to rack of lamb and curried lamb, these easy recipes for lamb are quick and convenient.
Braised Lamb with a Garden-Vegetable Medley
This spring stew, known as a navarin or ragout in France, features seasonal lamb and uses tender young vegetables that add a fresh flavor to the hearty mix. While a braised dish like this takes a little time, it can be prepared entirely in advance, making it perfect for entertaining.
Herbed Lamb Chops with Greek Couscous Salad
Lamb loin chops are a healthy alternative to the more popular and more fatty lamb shoulder chops. The loin chops have quite enough flavor to stand up to this herbaceous couscous.
Mint-Pesto Rubbed Leg of Lamb
Here, we make a roulade with a leg of lamb and fill and coat it with fresh mint pesto, which is a refreshing alternative to the traditional mint jelly that often accompanies lamb.
Lamb Chops with Mint Pan Sauce
Lamb with mint jelly is a tried-and-true combination and this recipe takes the idea to new heights. The sweet, shocking green jelly is transformed into a richly flavored and pleasingly dark sauce. Make It a Meal: Serve with whole-wheat couscous and peas.
Irish Lamb Stew
Lamb stew is Irish penicillin: a rich stew full of potatoes, leeks and carrots that'll cure whatever ails you. In traditional fashion, nothing here is browned first, just all stewed together. To keep it healthy make sure to trim the lamb of any visible fat before you cook it.
Lamb, Fig & Olive Stew for Two
Not your Irish grandmother's stew, this version was inspired by flavors from the south of France: figs, green olives and herbes de Provence. To shorten the cooking time, we use ground lamb.
Lamb & Eggplant Ragu
Lamb and eggplant are combined in dishes throughout the Mediterranean. Together they deliver a complex, hearty, earthy flavor that's truly satisfying. In this dish, toasted pine nuts and tangy feta cheese are excellent accents.
Spicy Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
These succulent meatballs can be served on little plates with plenty of bread for sopping up the rich tomato sauce or simply with toothpicks (and a napkin!). They are best served warm.
If you have a large Middle Eastern population in your area, you might actually find squash called kusa (or cusa) or tatuma in your market. Saute the leftover zucchini with some chopped onion and tomato for a delicious omelet filling.
Tunisian Spiced Lamb Chops & Chard
A great complement for lamb, the bold dry rub in this recipe is a typical Tunisian combination of spices that includes cumin, caraway and crushed red pepper. Sauteed chard gets a twist with toasted pine nuts and sweet dates. We loved the sweetness of the dates in this dish, but we also tried it without and thought it was delicious. The choice is yours. Round out the meal with some whole-wheat couscous and a glass of Australian Shiraz.
Rack of Lamb with Warm Apple & Lentil Salad
Mustard and rosemary complement rich lamb and earthy lentils in this elegant meal. Don't let rack of lamb intimidate you. It is simple to prepare.
Middle Eastern Lamb Stew
This brothy stew is boldly flavored with a blend of characteristic Middle Eastern spices and finished with fresh spinach and fiber-rich chickpeas. Economical lamb shoulder tenderizes beautifully when leisurely cooked in a slow cooker. If you can't find boneless shoulder stew meat, do not substitute more-expensive lamb leg--it tends to dry out during slow cooking. Instead, purchase lamb shoulder chops and debone them. Serve over bulgur and accompany with a salad.
Turkish Lamb Pita Burgers
Heavy on exotic spices, this decadent sandwich is a great way to familiarize yourself with the joys of Turkish cooking. Lean turkey blended with lamb lightens the mix. Stuff the patties into warm pita bread or roll the mixture into meatballs and serve with the yogurt sauce on the side as an hors d'oeuvre.
Spiced ground lamb, feta and pine nuts top this Armenian-flavored pizza. Beer pairing: Break out the stout--the rich, sweet flavors from the lamb and pomegranate molasses yearn for an equally rich, sweet beer.
Lamb Chops with Lebanese Green Beans
Simple pan-roasted lamb chops are served alongside deliciously spiced stewed green beans and tomatoes in a riff on a Lebanese favorite, lubiyeh. Serve with: Bulgur or rice pilaf.
Kefta, seasoned ground meat, is one of Morocco's most popular street foods. Traditionally, kefta is washed down with a glass of sweet mint tea. It's delicious served with ratatouille.
Lamb, Fig & Olive Stew
Not your Irish grandmother's stew, this version was inspired by ingredients commonly used in the south of France: figs, green olives and herbes de Provence. To shorten the cooking time, we use ground lamb instead of lamb stew meat. Serve with toasted focaccia and a tossed salad.
Tuscan Spice Rub
Take a trip to Italy with this Tuscan-inspired rub, aromatic with fennel, basil, garlic, rosemary and oregano. Try it on boneless, skinless chicken thighs, salmon steaks or lamb chops.
Middle Eastern Roast Lamb with Tahini Sauce
Inspired by Middle Eastern shawarma sandwiches, here we season leg of lamb with a flavorful spice paste spiked with garlic, cardamom, paprika and cumin and grill it over indirect heat to approximate the gentle cooking of a rotisserie. Serve the tahini sauce on the side--and be sure to keep any leftovers. They're great tucked into a pita pocket with shredded lettuce and diced tomatoes.
White Bean Soup With Lamb And Rosemary
From Ladies' Home Journal
Recipe by Mark Bittman
Lemony Lamb Pitas
From Diabetic Living
Lamb Kabobs with Mustard Glaze
In this grilled kabob recipe, lean chunks of lamb, potatoes, onions, and sweet peppers are glazed with aromatic mustard and savory thyme.
Grilled Lamb and Bulgur Burgers
Need a break from beef burgers? Make these lamb burgers for dinner. They're full of flavor and low in calories and fat.
Greek-Style Sloppy Joes
The ever-so-popular Sloppy Joe sandwich takes on a Greek flair with your choice of beef or lamb, bulgur, and feta cheese.
From Better Homes and Gardens
Top 25 Slides in Lamb Recipes
- Braised Lamb with a Garden-Vegetable Medley
- Herbed Lamb Chops with Greek Couscous Salad
- Mint-Pesto Rubbed Leg of Lamb
- Lamb Chops with Mint Pan Sauce
- Irish Lamb Stew
- Lamb, Fig & Olive Stew for Two
- Lamb & Eggplant Ragu
- Spicy Lamb Meatballs in Tomato Sauce
- Kusa Mihshi
- Tunisian Spiced Lamb Chops & Chard
- Rack of Lamb with Warm Apple & Lentil Salad
- Middle Eastern Lamb Stew
- Turkish Lamb Pita Burgers
- Lahmahjoon Pizza
- Lamb Chops with Lebanese Green Beans
- Lamb, Fig & Olive Stew
- Tuscan Spice Rub
- Middle Eastern Roast Lamb with Tahini Sauce
- White Bean Soup With Lamb And Rosemary
- Couscous Casserole
- Lemony Lamb Pitas
- Lamb Kabobs with Mustard Glaze
- Grilled Lamb and Bulgur Burgers
- Greek-Style Sloppy Joes