Spicy Lamb Meatballs with Green Goddess Dip
Inspired by merguez, a North African lamb sausage, these meatballs are loaded with cumin, garlic, and paprika for the ideal one-bite nosh. Harissa gives them a fiery heat that’s tempered by the herby dip. Not a fan of lamb? Try preparing these make-ahead meatballs with ground beef or a plant-based meat alternative, such as Impossible.
Traditional kofta hug the metal skewers in oblong ovals for stability and greater contact with the grill. Metal skewers work best here—they conduct heat, which helps them cook evenly. Mint, paprika, and tart pomegranate molasses match the stronger flavor of ground lamb.Slideshow: More Ground Lamb Recipes
Ground Lamb Recipes
Here is a collection of our favorite appetizing and flavorful ground lamb recipes that are sure to please. These dishes include Mediterranean style dishes and spices like cumin really bring out the savory flavor.
Spiced-Lamb and Potato Pie
The Chew co-host Carla Hall is a savory-pie specialist: As a contestant on Top Chef, she won a challenge by making the ultimate chicken potpie. For this Mediterranean revamp of a shepherd’s pie, Hall adds feta and fresh mint and swaps in fried potato slices for the usual mashed potatoes. Slideshow: More Lamb RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Chefs' Easy Weeknight Dinners.
Provençal Lamb Burgers
Chef Jonathon Sawyer of Cleveland’s Greenhouse Tavern stacks these Provençal-spiced lamb burgers with deliciously assertive ingredients, including Niçoise olives and Époisses, a soft, funky cow-milk cheese from France. If you can’t find Époisses, feel free to substitute Camembert. Slideshow: More Lamb RecipesRecipe from Food & Wine Chefs' Easy Weeknight Dinners.