Ground Lamb Recipes
A great ingredient to build on for quick dinners, ground lamb is super easy to work with and super versatile. It makes delicious kebabs, burgers, meatballs, and casseroles and lends itself well to Greek and Indian flavors.
Lamb BurgersThese spiced lamb burgers, topped with eggplant and feta, bring a bit of the Mediterranean to your backyard grilling.AdvertisementAdvertisementRecipe
Spiced-Lamb PieYou can use store-bought or homemade dough for this recipe inspired by pide (pronounced pea-deh), Turkey's answer to pizza.
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Cheddar-Topped Shepherd's PieOld-style pubs have it right: Sitting down to a generous helping of shepherd's pie is a true pleasure; making it is happily simple. We've added sharp cheddar to our mashed potatoes for a snappy topping.
Grilled Kofta KebabsIf using wooden skewers, soak them in water for 30 minutes before grilling. To make lamb and turkey koftas at the same time, combine all the ingredients except the meat first, then transfer half the mixture to another bowl and add one pound of each meat to each bowl.
Lamb and Bulgur Stew with White Beans
Lamb Burgers with Feta Sauce and CucumbersBy using lamb instead of beef, and feta cheese instead of American, we've given these burgers an international makeover, creating a Greek recipe that can't miss.
Cottage PieA traditional cottage pie is made with ground beef and topped with mashed potatoes. We used potato slices, which saves time and looks good, too. For a shepherd's pie, use lamb. Or, try a turkey twist: Add 2 cups finely minced turkey meat along with the peas.
Flatbread Topped with Mint, Feta, and LambDrawing on mint's eastern Mediterranean roots, this appetizer softens the sharpness of mint, lamb, and feta with gently cooked leeks and scallions. The flavors meld nicely on a superbly thin, crisp crust.
Mild Curried Lamb Casserole with AlmondsCommonly referred to as bobotie in its native South Africa, this everyday dish is typically served over rice, with assorted accompaniments.
Northern Indian Lamb MeatballsSimmered in a silky tomato-based sauce, these delicate lamb meatballs have sweet prune centers. Indian flatbread and pickled carrots are, respectively, mild and mouthpuckering foils for the curry.
Eggplants Stuffed with Lamb, Rice, and CurrantsA small amount of ground lamb adds a lot of flavor to this dish, which is further enhanced by the meatiness of the eggplant.
Lamb KoftaThese spicy ground-lamb meatballs are served with a cooling yogurt mint sauce.Recipe
Lamb Koftas with Cucumber RaitaSoothing cucumber and mint raita complements ground-lamb koftas with Indian spices.Recipe
Curried Lamb in Cucumber CornucopiasSliced lamb with currants and mint wrapped in thin slices of cucumber makes an elegant hors d'oeuvre.Recipe
Mini Lamb Burgers with Pineapple SalsaA dollop of bright, smoky pineapple salsa tops the burgers, which are spiced with toasted cumin and coriander and capped by sprigs of fresh oregano to evoke the far side of the Mediterranean.Recipe
MantiEach of these tiny dumplings is about the size of your fingertip, so you can easily serve 20 to 25 to each person. It's traditional to invite two or three friends to help fill and seal the manti; after all, many hands make light work.Recipe
Stuffed Squash Two WaysSummer squash generally has a mild flavor and delectable texture, making it versatile. Stuffed Squash Two Ways has fillings of lamb and squash.Recipe
Lamb Meatballs with HarissaCooked couscous are stuffed into these appetizer meatballs which have a Mediterranean flavor.Recipe
Grilled Lamb Meatballs with Salsa VerdeSoak bamboo skewers in water first for about 30 minutes, to prevent them from scorching on the grill.Video
Oven Roasted Carrot and Parsnip FriesLucinda Scala Quinn oven roasts sliced carrots and parsnips that have been seasoned with olive oil, salt, and red pepper flakes afterwards she mixes ground lamb with salt, pepper, and curry powder to make burgers.Video
Homemade Tzatziki SauceLucinda Scala Quinn preps her lamb burgers for the grill then she makes tzatziki with diced cucumber, greek yogurt, lemon zest, lemon juice, fresh mint, and salt.Video
Grilled Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki SauceLucinda Scala Quinn continues grilling the lamb burgers while she makes a salad with sliced red onion, fresh parsley, tomatoes, salt, and olive oil then she shows you how to assemble a lamb burger in a pita pocket.Video
Fried Lamb Pot StickersEmeril Lagasse browns lamb with onion and lemon peel, preps dough to make some delicious lamb pot stickers, then makes a mint dipping sauce.Video
Colombian Chicken Soup and Eggplant MoussakaEmeril Lagasse celebrates the food of Queens, New York, with a Colombian chicken soup. He then makes an eggplant and potato moussaka.Video
Smoked Mushrooms and Tasso Over OrecchietteEmeril Lagasse prepares smoked mushrooms and tasso over orecchiette with shallots and heavy cream.Video
Traditional Sweet and Spicy South African BobotieMartha Stewart and her editorial editor Kevin Sharkey recreate a traditional South African bobotie, a spiced one pot dish.AdvertisementAdvertisementVideo
Lamb Meatballs with Creme Fraiche and MintMartha Stewart and chef John LaFemina make meatballs from lamb in a tomato sauce with creme fraiche and mint.Video
How to Make Flat Bread With Mint FlavorMartha Stewart makes flat bread with a topping of chopped lamb, herbs and mint.Video
Uri Navone's Hamshuka with Yogurt and TahiniChef Uri Navone from the Machane Yehuda restaurant in Jerusalem joins Martha Stewart and cooks a savory beef and lamb dish called hamshuka.