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Ground Lamb

posted Mar 5, 2013, 7:56 AM by Sam Hunt   [ updated Mar 11, 2013, 8:15 AM ]
Ground Lamb can be made from any part of the lamb. Like Ground Pork, Ground Lamb can be substituted in to any recipe calling for ground meat. Ground Lamb adds exotic flavor and lends itself to being bathed in rich, aromatic ingredients.

Ground Lamb has 241 calories per 3 oz serving (this can vary based on the amount of fat ground in with the lamb). It has 16.7 g of fat as well as 21 g of protein per 3 oz serving. Ground lamb is high in: zinc, niacin, selenium, and vitamin B12 as well as low in sodium and contains no sugar.
Here are some recipes to try Ground Lamb!

Merguez. These sausages make it a fabulous addition to easy ground lamb recipes.


  • 1 lb lamb
  • 1/2 tsp ground fennel
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp harisa
  • 1/2 tsp cayenne
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 1 tsp salt
  • Grill or skillet
  • Canola oil
  1. Take ground lamb and mix in fennel seeds, coriander, harisa, garlic, cumin, cayenne, and salt.
  2. Once the ingredients are thoroughly mixed, shape into inch long links.
  3. Sausages can then be cooked on an oiled grill or browned in a saucepan.

Shepherd's Pie. Sheperd's Pie is a casserole made of ground meat and vegetables. It is a delicious meal and makes for delicious leftovers.


  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • Leftover mashed potatoes, about 2 cups
  • 1-12 oz bag of frozen peas and carrots
  • One med onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp thyme
  • 1/2 tsp rosemary
  • 1/2 c beef broth
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Over medium high heat, in a large skillet, saute the diced onion in 1 tablespoon of oil.
  2. Add the frozen peas and carrots and cook for three additional minutes.
  3. Stir in the ground lamb and cook until the lamb is browned.
  4. Stir in 1 tablespoon flour and cook one minute.
  5. Add in thyme and rosemary, along with beef broth. Bring to a simmer. Salt and pepper to taste.
  6. Allow mixture to cook about 5 minutes. Remove from heat.
  7. Take a buttered casserole dish and spread in ground lamb mixture.
  8. Top with mashed potatoes spreading evenly on top.
  9. Bake for 30 minutes at 400 degrees.

Lamb Ragu.
A treat when it comes to easy ground lamb recipes.


  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 2 Tbs olive oil
  • 2 shallots, diced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 3 c marinara sauce
  • 1 c beef broth
  • 1 bay leaf
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  1. Heat 1 Tbs olive oil in a 12-inch skillet, add lamb and cook until browned.
  2. Remove lamb from pan, turn heat to med-low and add rest of the oil. To this, add shallots and garlic. Cook until soft.
  3. Add lamb back into pan. Season with salt, pepper, bay leaf and oregano.
  4. Add marinara sauce and broth. Bring to a boil.
  5. Turn heat down and simmer for 25-30 minutes on low. Remove bay leaf before serving.
  6. Serve over cooked pasta

Gyros. Gyros are one of those easy ground lamb recipes that are good for summertime grub.


  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 4 tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 8 pita pockets with tops snipped for filling, warmed about ten seconds in microwave
  • Tzatziki sauce(cucumber, yogurt, herb mixture)
  1. In medium bowl, thoroughly combine ground lamb with garlic, salt, oregano, and pepper.
  2. Divide mixture into 8 equal sized patties.
  3. Grill over medium heat until patties are the no longer pink inside.
  4. Once cooked, placed patties in pitas, adding tomatoes, onion, and tzatziki.

Easy Lamb Stew. For easy ground lamb recipes, this one can be done on the stove and at the table in less than an hour. It can also be added to a slow cooker in the morning and ready for dinner later.


  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 2 Tbs butter or olive oil
  • Half of one large, chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-six oz can tomato paste
  • 1 carrot, diced
  • 1/4 c chopped green bell pepper
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 c water
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/3 c chopped parsley
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  1. In large saucepan, heat butter over medium heat. Add onions and saute for 10 minutes.
  2. Add lamb and garlic. Stir the lamb to break up, about 5 minutes. Stir in tomato paste and cook for 1 to 2 minutes.
  3. Stir in carrots, bell pepper, bay leaf, cumin, salt, black pepper and parsley. Saute until carrots are soft. Add water and bring to a boil.
  4. Turn heat to low and simmer, covered, about 30 minutes. Remove bay leaf. Stir in lemon juice and serve.

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