Tired of the taste of ground beef? Or even ground chicken? May we introduce you ground lamb? You may be familiar with this Mediterranean-favorite protein from one of the many Greek, Turkish, and Moroccan dishes it’s featured in. Though it may not be a staple on your dinner table in the same way chicken is, there’s a good reason it’s so internationally beloved. With the right blend of herbs and spices, this tender and savory meat is irresistible.
In fact, there’s a way to have lamb for just about any occasion. Summertime evenings spent outside grilling? Try lamb kebabs. Looking for a light lunchtime meal? How about Mediterranean Fried Rice? And if you’re dreaming up a hearty dinner for special occasion, what you’re looking for is a Doubly Cheesy Meatball Bake. No matter what you’re craving, here are the best ground lamb recipes that you have to try for yourself.
With savory, spiced lamb, rosemary and garlic, this isn’t anything like the spaghetti and meatballs you’re used to.
A Turkish take on dumplings. The garlic-yogurt sauce on the side really balances out the spiced meat flavor.
With a side of hummus and pita, these grilled kababs make for the perfect Mediterranean dinner night.
Swapping out beef for lamb will give your burgers a whole new taste, trust us.
Once the weather gets warm, fire up the grill for some savory meat and crispy summer veggie goodness.
Juicy lamb meatballs and gooey mozzarella cheese, what more could you want?
Careful, when serving this flavorful sliders — you run the risk of outshining your main course.
Fresh mint and ground lamb offer a modern twist on this classic Italian meal.
Hearty and filling, this plate of lamb ragu will gives your go-to bolognese a run for its money.
Who knew tzatziki made such a good pizza sauce?
Crumbled feta, refreshing cucumber, and of course spicy ground lamb — all of the best flavors of the Mediterranean are in this dish.
Instead of just swap in lamb for beef, this greek burger goes the whole nine yards with feta, tzatziki and pita “buns.”