You know what? There always seem to be oodles of recipes for ground beef, but ground lamb, not so much.
But why not? Ground lamb is just as good for you as ground beef, and it’s usually at a similar price.
As well as being similar in taste, it’s just a tad more subtle in flavour.
Well, it turns out that actually, there are actually loads of recipes on the net that call for ground lamb in the ingredients list.
And they taste amazing, too. I should know, I’ve tried a good portion of them!
In this article, I’m going to present you with 14 of the best and most unique ground lamb recipes (You might want to check out some Ground Chicken Recipes as well) that you can serve up for just about any occasion.
And without further ado, let’s get straight to it!
Now, this is a dish that has everything. It takes a mere 30 minutes to make, so you can whip it up on a weeknight. And it only requires one pot, so it saves on the washing up too.
It features an array of warming and interesting spices, including the likes of cumin, allspice, and cinnamon.
As well as filling, high protein chickpeas, fruity chopped dried apricots to add interest and texture, and of course ground lamb.
The resulting stew goes great with cooked couscous. But if you need to keep the meal gluten-free, you can simply serve it up with rice instead.
This recipe is super simple to make. Preparation takes a mere 10 minutes, while cooking is just 20 minutes, making it quick enough to whip up on a weeknight.
The recipe features ground lamb and basmati rice, together with a range of other ingredients, bringing the epitome of Greek flavours to one one-pot dish.
It’s got a dried Greek seasoning blend, chopped Kalamata olives, diced tomato, diced courgette, and diced Roma tomato.
This lovely Greek recipe makes for excellent comfort, and it features a nice array of flavours, textures and ingredients…
There’s ground lamb in a rich tomato sauce, with layers of aubergines and potatoes, all topped off with a wonderfully cheesy béchamel sauce, with a golden crunch.
It also features some mild spices and herbs including paprika, cinnamon, parsley and thyme.
Admittedly, it does take quite some time to cook, so it’s one to save for the weekend.
Burgers can please even the pickiest of eaters, and always go down well with a crowd. So why not use your ground beef to make a nice burger to go on the grill?
The burger itself is made with a wonderful red wine reduction, featuring the likes of Worcestershire sauce and brown sugar, and pairs excellently with the creamy goats cheese.
Then there’s the caramelised onion topping, which is made with thinly sliced red onion, more red wine, and a little salt and butter. Delicious!
And now for a lovely Italian dish! Again, it takes quite some time to cook, but if you have the time to spare on a rainy day, you won’t be disappointed.
It’s pretty easy to make, you simply sauté some diced carrots, onion and bell peppers, before adding the browned ground lamb with some sizzling pancetta. Next you add red wine to the mix, and this really boosts the flavour.
The resulting ragù goes just great with pasta like Rigatoni, or simple pasta twists, and is best served with a garnish of freshly grated Parmesan Pecorino Romano cheese.
I’m ready to bet that you’ve never tried eggs Benedict like this before now!
It has some of the same ingredients as a regular eggs Benedict recipe, including English muffins, and Hollandaise sauce.
You can either use store bought Hollandaise sauce, or use the recipe provided, composed of just 4 ingredients, namely eggs, lemon juice, butter and a dash of paprika.
Then for the lamb kofta patties, you simply mix together ground lamb, onion, parsley, mint, garlic, coriander, cumin, cinnamon and paprika.
Once the muffins are toasted and the patties cooked, simply layer them, and a poached egg on each and pour over the Hollandaise sauce.
Now, this is a dish with some real flavour! And it smells amazing as it cooks.
It has some lovely spices in it, including cinnamon, cumin, turmeric, and nutmeg.
As well as some gorgeous fruity flavours and sweetness from the pomegranate molasses, dried cranberries and honey.
You can make it in one pot or in the slow cooker, and you can serve it with either spicy rice as per the recipe, or easy microwave packet rice.
It does take time to cook, but I promise you it’s worth it!
Meatloaf has to be one of the most comforting foods out there, hands down. And this is a lovely Greek ground lamb version.
It’s super easy to make, and takes a mere 10 minutes to prepare before it goes in the oven. And you don’t need a whole lot of ingredients, either.
It features a sumptuous layer of creamy feta cheese, and for even more flavour and texture variation, there’s black olives and sun dried tomatoes.
This flavourful dish inspired by Mediterranean cuisine is a great choice for those who are watching calories, since it comes in at under 500 calories per serving. And it’s ready to eat in less than 45 minutes.
It’s super easy to make, you simply hollow out some bell peppers, and roast them in the oven stuffed with the remaining ingredients, which include the likes of pearl couscous, fresh lemon, crumbled feta cheese, onion, garlic, and rosemary.
This is another tasty low calorie dish, coming in at just 343 calories per serving. Greek gyros are basically sandwiches, but with pita bread.
First you make up the meat mixture with ground lamb, garlic, onion, and seasoning including rosemary, and bake it in the oven.
When done, slice it up and place it in pita pockets along with some fresh crispy iceberg lettuce, tomatoes, sliced onion, and tzatziki sauce.
It goes great with rice pilaf or a Greek salad!
Now, this is a great way to enjoy your ground lamb – on top of a pizza!
You will need some ready-made pizza dough, unless you decide to make your own.
And there are all kinds of flavourful ingredients in the topping, including the likes of minced shallots shredded garlic, crushed red pepper, store bought pesto, slow roasted tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese for contrast, sliced, salty kalamata olives and ground cinnamon.
You can cook it in less than half an hour, so it’s perfect for a busy weeknight.
Who needs the local Indian takeaway when you’ve got a recipe like this!
This lamb keema curry is super simple to make, and can be ready in just 30 minutes tops, making it the perfect choice for a busy weeknight.
It has plenty of spice and flavour, thanks to the ginger, garam masala, cumin seeds, paprika, garlic, chopped tomatoes, curry leaves, shallots, and healthy green peas.
I recommend serving it with some sliced green chill and chopped fresh coriander leaves, alongside some basmati rice or naan bread.
And, better yet, it comes in at less than 400 calories per serving!
Now, this is actually two recipes in one, one for the lamb meatballs and one for the chile sauce to drizzle over them.
The meatballs feature lots of ingredients, including the likes of chopped onion and garlic, flour, cucumber, lemon juice and zest, red wine vinegar, yoghurt, fresh mint leaves, fresh oregano, fresh sage, fennel seeds, coriander, cumin, and egg.
Then for the Chile sauce, there’s more cumin, red wine vinegar, and garlic. And of course, Chiles and sweet smoked paprika.
The recipe makes 4 servings.
And now, we’re going to go out with a bang, with this amazing chocolate lamb chilli recipe!
It features all the usual suspects in terms of spices, including chilli powder, coriander, cumin, cinnamon, and nutmeg.
But it also features wonderful chocolate flavours derived from cacao powder and chopped bittersweet chocolate.
It also uses juicy diced tomatoes, bay leaves, fresh cilantro, and sliced jalapeños to serve.
It takes just under an hour to cook, but I promise you it’s 100% worth the wait!
Well, there you have it, 14 of the most unique ground lamb recipes on the net – enjoy!