17 Lamb Shoulder Recipes
With minimal effort, lamb shoulder can be one of the most flavorful and tender meat mains. Whether it's grilled, braised, or chopped up and tossed in a stew, lamb shoulder is an extremely versatile cut of lamb. Plus, it makes a cheaper alternative to more expensive cuts like leg of lamb or lamb shanks. Here are 17 ways to enjoy lamb shoulder.
Irish Lamb Stew
This traditional Irish stew makes great leftovers: "This soup 'ages' well!" says recipe creator Danny O'Flaugherty.
Braised Lamb Shoulder Chops
Chef John's Irish Stew
"Pay attention to the cut of lamb used in this recipe," says Chef John. "I used lamb shoulder chops, which are a fantastic value, when you consider flavor, useable meat, and price. They will probably be the cheapest lamb at the store, have more flavor and richness than leg meat, and are cheaper than shanks and loins. It takes a while for the meat to braise and fall off the bone, but it's a wait rewarded with tender, succulent chucks of lamb."
Butter Lamb Gravy
Mediterranean Lamb and Lentil Stew
Lamb Stew with Green Beans
Summer Lamb Kabobs
You might associate lamb with heartier, cold-weather meals, but these grilled lamb kabobs put fresh summer fruits and vegetables on display.
Lamb Braised in Pomegranate
Grilled "Tandoori" Lamb
Greek Lamb Stew
Packed with fresh green beans and tomatoes, this hearty stew is a great way to sneak in some veggies!
Braised Lamb with Radishes and Mint
LIZZY217's Lamb Gyros
Get Greek restaurant-style gyros at home. These are made with boneless lamb shoulder that has been marinated in a flavorful brandy marinade.
Spring Lamb Sliders
Instant Pot® Irish Stew
Lamb Stew with Potatoes and Cilantro
For this rich stew, lamb shoulder, potatoes, and cilantro are braised in a mixture of broth and beer for added flavor.