Lamb Recipes

Lamb chops, roasts, stews, kebabs, gyros, burgers—with these top recipes, there's no limit to what you can do with lamb.

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Roasted Rack of Lamb

Rating: 5 stars 1288
I have had this recipe for a long time, and always enjoy making it. You can also do the same thing with beef or pork.

Grilled "Tandoori" Lamb

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
Here, 'tandoori' refers to the yogurt-based, aromatically spiced marinade that can be used on grilled, broiled, or baked meat. You can adjust the spices to your own personal preferences. Serve with flatbread or rice and cilantro chutney.
Chef John
By Chef John

Mediterranean Lamb Burgers

Rating: 5 stars 43
These lamb and beef burgers are juicy, full of flavor, and easy to grill.

Armenian Shish Kabob

Rating: 4.5 stars 19
Mouth watering BBQ/grilled lamb or beef with veggies and spices. Serve with rice pilaf and pita bread.

Flavor-Packed Side Dishes for Lamb

You don't need a special occasion to prepare lamb, though Passover Seder and Easter lunch count among the many reasons to cook the succulent meat. Other valid reasons to cook lamb? The following 14 side dishes—all of which bring out of the best in full-flavored lamb. 
By Mary Claire Lagroue

Lamb Burgers with Sun-Dried Tomatoes and Basil

These little flavor bombs are so easy to make, and lamb is a more flavorful alternative to ground beef.

Spicy Chinese Cumin Lamb Skewers

Rating: 4 stars 1
While kebabs are cooked all over the world, this version is traditional Chinese street fare made with cumin and lamb. Enjoy it with cold beer as great way to start the evening. Serve hot.

Turkish Stuffed Eggplant (Karniyarik)

Rating: 4.5 stars 5
'Karniyarik' means 'split belly,' which refers to the technique used to stuff these, although depending on the size of your eggplant, it could also refer to you after enjoying this delicious dish. Serve these with rice and yogurt sauce, such as tzatziki (see footnote). The cold, acidic sauce would be a perfect foil for the rich, aromatic, slightly sweet flavor profile. Top stuffing with extra strips of peppers if you like.

Korean Barbecued Rack of Lamb

Rating: 5 stars 14
Lamb's subtly sweet gaminess works perfectly with the funky goodness of gochujang chile paste. The salt and sugar content of the simple Korean marinade acts as a brine for the lamb, producing a juicy interior when soaked overnight. In the final stage, the marinade is reduced, doubling as a sauce. I love using rack for this, since it's more tender and easier to work with than leg and a little more user-friendly than chops.
Chef John
By Chef John

Roasted Rack of Lamb

Rating: 5 stars 1307
A rack of lamb is seared, and encrusted with Dijon mustard and garlic and rosemary flavored bread crumbs. Then it is roasted to your desired doneness.

Traditional Gyro Meat

Rating: 4 stars 396
A Mediterranean-style meatloaf recipe with pita, tzatziki, and tomatoes.

Rosemary Braised Lamb Shanks

Rating: 4.5 stars 510
Tender lamb simmered with fresh rosemary, garlic, tomatoes, and red wine.

Inspiration and Ideas

Lamb Souvlaki
Rating: Unrated 6
"Tender pieces of lamb marinated in a Greek lemon vinaigrette and char-grilled to perfection. I like to serve these with rosemary garlic roasted potatoes, a Greek salad, and pita bread." – Kim's Cooking Now
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Moroccan Harira Soup
Rating: 5 stars 4

Moroccan Harira Soup is made with lamb, lentils, pasta, chickpeas, and tomatoes.