You’ve cooked your way through all your favorite chicken, salmon and beef dishes ten times over, so you’re eager for something new that will spice up your dinner rotation. Have you considered lamb? It’s a versatile protein that pairs beautifully with everything from hummus to pasta to mint jelly. And if you start with ground lamb, it’s a total breeze to prepare. Whether you grill it, bake it or add it to a stew, this secretly simple meat will quickly become one of your go-tos. Presenting 30 ground lamb recipes that will surprise and satisfy your guests every single time.
30 Ground Lamb Recipes That Will Help You Break Out of a Dinner Rut
6. Baked Coconut-curry Meatballs
Opt for baking the meatballs instead of pan-frying them. Not only will the oven help them hold their shape and moisture, but you’ll also save yourself from standing at the stove all night.
9. Grilled Ground Lamb Kofta Kebab
Instead of rolling seasoned lamb meat into balls, mold them into flat, patty-like pieces on bamboo skewers. (This makes them a cinch to grill.)
19. Turkish Lamb Wraps
These beauties are finished with labneh, a type of strained yogurt that’s extra creamy and thick (yup, even more so than Greek yogurt).
20. Mediterranean Lamb & Couscous Stuffed Peppers
Tell ground beef and cheddar cheese to make way for this Greek-inspired twist on a weeknight classic.
22. Grass-fed Lamb Meatballs
The meatballs 1) are served atop a bed of egg noodles, 2) get doused in buttery gravy and 3) freeze like a charm. Need we say more?
This recipe for stuffed Turkish flatbread starts with the easiest pastry dough of all time. (Seriously—no yeast required.)
28. Spiced Lamb-filled Roasted Garlic Hummus
Make this drool-worthy starter even easier to whip up: Trade top round lamb for ground lamb, so you won’t have to for the meat to marinate.