Ground Lamb Recipes

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Little Lamb Meatballs in a Spicy Eggplant Tomato Sauce

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I love lamb, and once in a while I enjoy it in small, spherical portions.

Mellas Family Lamb Stuffed Zucchini (Koosa)

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This recipe is a great way to use up that giant zucchini lurking in your garden. Early-season squash are best, as the skin is tender and the flesh is delicate. Older zucchini still taste great, you just may not be able to eat the skin.

Lamb Barley Soup

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This is a hearty soup that is good for cold winter days. Lamb and vegetables are cooked in a beefy broth with chewy barley. You can add more vegetables if you like; this is very flexible. Serve by itself or with your favorite main dish.

Mediterranean Lamb Burgers

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These burgers are juicy and full of flavor. Even people who don't really like lamb have enjoyed these burgers. You can double the recipe and freeze half of the patties in wax paper to eat at a later time. Fine to place on the grill frozen (just add to the cooking time).

Goat Cheese Stuffed Lamb Burgers

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I love making these flavorful lamb burgers stuffed with creamy, delicious goat cheese. I use basil and oregano in mine, but feel free to use your favorite herbs and spices, this recipe is very forgiving. Using fresh rosemary in the goat cheese filling will give the burgers a real Greek flavor. Serve the burgers on hamburger buns or pita bread with tzatziki sauce, or on their own with a Greek salad.

Greek Lamb-Feta Burgers With Cucumber Sauce

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These grilled lamb burgers are served with slices of ripe tomatoes and red onion in pita bread with a fresh tasting cucumber sauce seasoned with fresh mint and garlic.

Grilled Spicy Lamb Burgers

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Something new for all the grill-daddies! An EASY burger to make, and guests rave over this one.

Lamb and Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

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I love lamb burgers and lamb meatballs, so it's no surprise that I love lamb-stuffed cabbage rolls, and I'm happy to report that these particular 'lambage rolls' were the best non-beef version yet!

Traditional Gyro Meat

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This Greek/Lebanese style meatloaf is sliced and served with pita bread, tzatziki, and tomatoes for a delicious gyro that is the closest I've come to emulating my favorite Mediterranean restaurant. The preparation time seems long, but most of it is resting time, so you can be doing other stuff! You can substitute pork or chicken for the ground lamb and beef if you prefer.

A Scotsman's Shepherd Pie

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Yes, shepherd's pie is predominantly thought of as Irish or British. But since I'm Scottish, I thought I'd give it a unique twist to suit my ancestral tastes. The use of lamb, the smoky, heather taste of Guinness® Draught (Irish, I admit), and the topping of sharp Cheddar and smoked paprika give this version its unique, smoky-sweet flavor.

Traditional Shepherd's Pie

This rich and meaty classic shepherd's pie is made with a mixture of lamb and sirloin and topped with a creamy, cheesy mashed potato topping--it's sure to delight everyone at the table.

Kofta Kebabs

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These kebabs have 6 different kinds of spices; the first time I smelled them I knew immediately that I had to find the recipe. The most affordable way to purchase the spices is in bulk at either a health food store or an Asian or Middle-Eastern market. They are very good! Serve with yogurt, flat bread, lettuce, tomato and cucumber.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Eggplant Pastitsio

This Greek baked pasta dish features a ground lamb and eggplant sauce topped with a feta cheese sauce.

Traditional Gyro Meat

"Delicious! Make fresh tzatziki sauce and use good pita bread." – Leigh Champion

Gyros Burgers

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This is a Greek/American lamb and beef mixture version of the traditional Greek pork or lamb Gyros (or Gyro). Serve on warm pita bread with tzatziki sauce, and thinly sliced onion, tomato and lettuce.