Ground Lamb Recipes

Discover recipes for ground lamb like gyros, samosas, lamb burgers, kofta, shepherd's pie, and more.

Staff Picks

Little Lamb Meatballs in a Spicy Eggplant Tomato Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 109
I love lamb, and once in a while I enjoy it in small, spherical portions.

Mellas Family Lamb Stuffed Zucchini (Koosa)

Rating: 4 stars 13
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 46
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

Rating: 5 stars 43
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 67
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 94
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

Rating: 4.5 stars 176
Something new for all the grill-daddies! An EASY burger to make, and guests rave over this one.

Lamb and Rice Stuffed Cabbage Rolls

Rating: 4.5 stars 88
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 Gyros

Rating: 4.5 stars 21
I absolutely love being able to make my own gyros at home! You have to try them!

Margaret's Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)

Rating: 4.5 stars 66
This is my yia yia's recipe--a family favorite straight from the village of Kyparissia. Serve as an appetizer or with tzatziki, Greek salata, and pita or pasta for a full meal. They taste best served at room temp and make for wonderful leftovers. If you don't care for lamb, try using all beef instead.

Kofta Kebabs

Rating: 4.5 stars 413
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.

Lamb Burgers

Rating: 5 stars 27
I bought a selection of lamb cuts from a CSA and got several one-pound packages of ground lamb. I made the last one tonight, and it was the best of all. Top them with Dijon mayo, tomato slices, and baby greens.

Inspiration and Ideas

Roasted Eggplant Pastitsio
Rating: Unrated 12
This Greek baked pasta dish features a ground lamb and eggplant sauce topped with a feta cheese sauce.
Traditional Gyro Meat
Rating: Unrated 379
"Delicious! Make fresh tzatziki sauce and use good pita bread." – Leigh Champion
Indian Style Sheekh Kabab
Rating: 4.5 stars 132

This is a spicy and extremely flavorful recipe which will surely be a hit at any BBQ party.