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    The 30 BEST Lamb Recipes

    Lamb is such a versatile and delicious meat. Very popular in the UK and Australia, it’s often overlooked in the States.

    This collection of thirty great Lamb Recipes will show you why it’s such a huge hit in other parts of the world.

    Whether you’re looking to fire up the grill, make a roast, or slow braise to tender perfection, this Lamb Recipes list has something for everyone.

    Cook your way through all of these amazing lamb recipes, and be sure to let us know your favorite lamb dinner !

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    Lamb Recipes:

    1. Lamb Ragu

    We are starting this amazing list of lamb recipes with our own best Italian version of Lamb Ragu!

    This flavorful and comforting recipe needs patience to cook, but your wait is going to pay off with this awesome pasta dish. You are going to absolutely love it.

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    2. Kleftiko (Greek Lamb Cooked in Parchment)

    This Greek Lamb Kleftiko is a classic recipe that will totally win your heart and soul.

    Greek Kleftiko is a boldly marinated lamb roast that cooks ow and slow for hours, sealed in parchment paper for ultimate moisture and tenderness.

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    3. Moroccan Lamb Harira

    This Moroccan Lamb Harira is complete comfort food at its best! This soup recipe is just too effortless, and it’s packed full of Moroccan flavors.

    It’s an easy lunch or dinner, perfect for cold days.

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    4. Easy Lancashire Hotpot

    Lancashire Hot Pot!! English comfort food at its best!! Imagine the comforting aroma of slow-cooked lamb, mingling with caramelized onions and potatoes, wafting through your kitchen! 

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    5. Lamb Koftas

    Now, these Lamb Koftas with yogurt dressing is going to become your family’s new favorite!

    This Middle Eastern recipe will get you hooked because of the amazing flavors. Serve it with tzatziki and pita bread for an amazing meal.

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    6. Garlic Herb Crusted Lamb Chops

    Here’s a recipe fit for guests. These garlic herb crusted lamb chops are pan seared to perfection, then they’re topped with a simple but beautiful garlic butter sauce. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ natashaskitchen

    7. Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)

    Make the best Greek Meatballs appetizer at home with this Keftedes recipe! These meatballs are perfectly balanced with spices, herbs, and aromatics, which makes them irresistible.

    They are perfect to serve as part of your favorite mezze platter. So just enjoy these crispy and delicious meatballs when you crave Greek food.

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    8. Lamb Moussaka

    Moussaka is the most celebrated eggplant casserole in the Mediterranean region, and this Lamb Moussaka recipe will show you why.

    You are going to absolutely love this filling and comforting dish, as it’s loaded with flavorful ingredients that go amazing with each other. Make this at home and seriously impress your family and friends.

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    9. Roasted Leg of Lamb

    Roasted Leg of Lamb is always a great meal for holidays and other special events, and this recipe is the best!

    Tender, succulent meat is coated in an herbed mustard glaze, and then baked to perfection. So good!

    Get the Recipe @ tatyanaseverydayfood

    10. Lamb Shank Tagine

    Give your favorite lamb shank a Moroccan makeover with this Lamb Shank Tagine.

    The key ingredients to make this amazing dish are preserved lemons, garlic, and classic spices, which make this lamb shank recipe outstanding.

    Try this traditional North African recipe soon.

    Get the Recipe @ salimaskitchen

    11. Braised Lamb Shanks

    These shanks are on of our favorite lamb recipes. The ultimate fall-apart tender lamb shank is braised in a delicious herbed tomato and red wine sauce, making this dish completely gourmet style.

    The best part is, it’s super easy to make at home and it includes 3 different methods for making this stunning dish. So Enjoy…

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    12. Lamb Chops with Mustard Thyme Sauce

    Simply marinated and pan seared, these chops are topped with a sauce of dijon mustard, white wine and fresh thyme.

    They make an ideal meal for company or special occasions.

    Get the Recipe @ juliasalbum

    13. Slow Cooker Irish Lamb Stew

    If you have been on the lookout for a tasty new stew, here it is, Slow Cooker Irish Lamb Stew!

    This slow and low cooked lamb makes a mind-bogglingly delicious stew that is hearty and super duper flavorful. The root veggies and other flavorful ingredients make this stew simply splendid.

    Try it to believe it.

    Get the Recipe @ girlcarnivore

    14. Greek Butterflied Lamb Leg

    This Greek Butterflied Lamb Leg is divine!

    Well marinated in lemon juice, garlic and oregano, the flavors are bright, fresh and oh so addictive. Grill it or roast it, either way you’re in for a treat.

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    15. Lamb Shank Massaman Curry

    Make yourself a Thai restaurant-worthy dish, Lamb Shank Massaman Curry!

    This recipe is a breeze to make, just dump all delicious and flavorful ingredients in the oven tray and baked till the shank is fall off the boke tender.

    It’s one of our favorite lamb recipes!

    Get the Recipe @ recipetineats

    16. Lamb-Stuffed Roasted Eggplant

    Lamb Stuffed Roasted Eggplant is the best stuffed eggplant recipe ever!

    This delicious and satisfying meal is amazingly flavorful with Middle Eastern spices that are mouth-watering and addictive.

    Get the Recipe @ allthatsjas

    17. Lamb Barbacoa Tacos

    Uplift your taco Tuesday nights with this excellent Lamb Barbacoa Tacos recipe!

    The beautiful lamb shank is seasoned with barbacoa flavors and then braised to fall apart tender perfection. We bet it’s going to be your new go-to taco filling.

    Get the Recipe @ bluebowlrecipes

    18. Lamb Keema

    You are going to love this classic Indian-style ground lamb dish called Lamb Kheema! This recipe is made with flavorful Indian spices.

    Serve this delicious kheema with India bread, or with rice or naan. You are going to keep this recipe for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ skinnytaste

    19. Slow Cooker Leg of Lamb

    Everything is better in a crock pot, and this leg of lamb is no exception!

    With the addition of potatoes and carrots, it’s a complete dump and go meal that takes next to no effort on your part. It’s one of our favorite lamb recipes.

    Get the Recipe @ sweetandsavorymeals

    20. Roast Leg of Lamb with Harissa & Shallots

    If you’re a fan of big, bold flavors, this Roast Leg of Lamb with Harissa & Shallots deserves a spot on your menu.

    It’s an easy oven meal that is perfect for impressing guests.

    Get the Recipe @ dmitrasdishes

    21. Lamb Chop Curry

    These lamb chops are braised in a flavorful curry gravy and turn out absolutely succulent!

    If you need a new way to cook lamb chops, give this recipe a sure try.

    Get the Recipe @ tiffinandtea

    22. Slow Cooker Lamb Rogan Josh

    Yet another cracking and traditional dish from India is this Slow Cooker Lamb Rogan Josh.

    This dish is jammed packed with aromatics, spices, and flavorful ingredients, which bring out the best flavors from lamb. Serve with rice for a completely hearty meal.

    Get the Recipe @ carolinescooking

    23. Slow Cooker Lamb Chili

    Make a memorable meal with this Slow Cooker Lamb Chili recipe! This super simple and healthy dish is loaded with protein and fiber, and also with amazing flavors.

    The slow cooker makes it a flavorful chili that is perfect to devour on chilly nights. This recipe is going to be a keeper.

    Get the Recipe @ krollskorner

    24. Loaded Lebanese Rice – Hashweh

    Tired of eating bland rice? Try this Loaded Lebanese Rice, called Hashweh, and you will forget about any boring rice dishes!

    This Hashweh is nothing but lots of your favorite flavors and textures that makes this rice dish special, and the Middle Eastern spices with nuts make it extraordinarily delicious.

    Get the Recipe @ themediterraneandish

    25. Lamb and Mushroom Stew

    Give your family the most comforting meal by making them this Lamb and Mushrooms Stew in the instant pot.

    The rich, earthy-flavored stew with succulent meat makes the most delectable comfort food, which gets ready in just 20 minutes. Isn’t it great?

    Get the Recipe @ corriecooks

    26. Slow Cooker Lamb Shanks

    Wow, now this Slow Cooker Lamb Shank is incredibly delicious, because slow-cooked meat always tastes divine.

    This super hit recipe is very easy to make. Just dump all flavorful ingredients in a pot and let the slow cooker do all its magic.

    Serve hot with mashed potato, and indulge in the most scrumptious meal ever.

    Get the Recipe @ supergoldenbakes

    27. Lamb Birria Tacos

    These are EPIC tacos… Birria Tacos!!! This birria taco recipe is made with tender and flavorful birria lamb, which is loaded into broth-dipped corn tortillas with cheese, fried until crispy, then dunked in birria broth or consommé for a delicious finish.

    Hmmm… these dunking tacos. I bet once you try them, you will come back to these again and again.

    Get the Recipe @ sweetandsorrel

    28.  Lamb Kofta Curry 

    This lamb Kofta Curry is going to defiantly be a crave-worthy meal for sure!

    This Pakistani-style recipe is just dazzling with flavors. Enjoy this with naan or rice and just dive into the amazingly flavorful curry world.

    Get the Recipe @ soyummyrecipes

    29. Spanish Braised Lamb Shanks

    We just love these Spanish Braised Lamb Shank recipe. It’s a super delicious and effortless treat that you can make for any special occasion.

    It needs only a few minutes of active time, and the rest of everything is taken care of by the oven. You all will love these Spanish-style flavors for sure.

    Get the Recipe @ easypeasyfoodie

    30. Greek Lamb Burgers

    Are you craving burgers? Then make these Greek Lamb Burgers and we bet they are going to rival the ones at your favorite restaurant.

    This recipe is all about the balance and perfection of the ingredients you use to create this awesome delight. You are going to love this loaded, juicy, and flavorful Greek Lamb Burger.

    Get the Recipe @ jocooks

    So many great lamb recipes for you to try! Which one will you cook first?

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    Check out these other recipe collections!
    Ground Lamb Recipes
    Lamb Chop Recipes
    Lamb Shank Recipes
    Steak Recipes
    Pork Chop Recipes
    Prime Rib Recipes
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    30 BEST Lamb Recipes

    This collection of great Lamb Recipes includes plenty of great weeknight dinners, as well as special occasion meals. We love these tasty kebabs:


    • 1.5lbs ground lamb
    • 1/2 small onion, grated and squeezed
    • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
    • 1 cup parsley, chopped
    • 1/2 Tbsp sumac (optional)
    • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
    • 2 tsp dried oregano
    • 2 tsp ground cumin
    • 2 tsp ground coriander
    • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
    • 1 tsp paprika
    • 1/2 tsp cayenne
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 1/2 tsp pepper


    1. Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl until well combined. Store it covered in the refrigerator for at least one hour, or overnight for enhanced flavors.
    2. If using wooden skewers, soak them in water for about 30 minutes to an hour.
    3. Divide the mixture into 8 roughly even balls. Mold each ball into a cylinder. Insert the skewer into the kebab. They should be about 1 inch in thickness. 
    4. Place the kofta kebabs on the preheated, oiled griddle pan (see notes for oven and grill instructions). Cook until cooked and browned throughout, rotating the skewers with tongs every 2-3 minutes, for a total of 8-10 mins. The cooking time will depend upon the thickness of kebabs.
    5. Serve immediately with side fixings like tomato, cucumber, onion, tzatziki, feta, saffron rice or pita bread.

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