6 Lamb Recipes You’ll Love — Whether You’re a Novice or a Pro

Start with burgers (swap in ground lamb for beef!), advance to kebabs, then graduate onto a full-blown roast.

By: Drew Anne Salvatore
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Move over chicken — there's a new star protein on the Food Network Kitchen app. Lamb has long been a popular ingredient across the globe, from Greece to Turkey to New Zealand. It's also featured prominently in the cuisines of many Middle Eastern and Caribbean cultures. You can find some of these dishes, plus ideas for all kinds of lamb cuts in the Food Network Kitchen app. Whether you've never tried lamb before or you eat it often, take a class and cook alongside some of your favorite chefs like Michael Symon or Alon Shaya. It's time to don your apron and get creative in the kitchen with lamb!

For those new to lamb:

  • Try Michael Symon's Lamb Burgers with Tzatziki and Grilled Onion. In his class, he shares how to make juicy burgers using ground lamb as a flavorful alternative to the ground beef you may already know and love.
  • Try Marc Murphy's Mansaf. The popular Jordanian dish involves braising boneless lamb shoulder in a spiced yogurt sauce until it's tender and easily shredded — a great option if the texture of lamb is new for you.

For the next step:

  • Try Alon Shaya's Lamb Kebabs with Arugula and Tahini. Minced meat kebabs may seem complicated, but Alon walks you through how to pack them with flavor (such as onions, paprika and cumin) then shape, dredge and cook them — all in under 30 minutes.
  • Try Justin Chapple's Lamb Stir-Fry with Red Onion, Chickpeas and Yogurt. Once you cut the lamb off the bones and cube it, this dish is super simple: It's a one-vessel wonder where all the ingredients cook together in perfect harmony.

For lamb lovers:

  • Try Elena Besser's Za'atar-Spiced Lamb Chops with Charred Lemon Yogurt. If the idea of cooking (or rather, the fear of overcooking) lamb chops is intimidating, have Elena show you how to crust them in za'atar (a heavenly Middle Eastern spice blend) and sear them to perfection in a skillet, an easy method to master.
  • Try Paul Berglund's Yogurt-Marinated Roast Leg of Lamb. Since you already know you like lamb, Paul's recommended 2 days of marination in a tangy herb-yogurt blend will be well worth the effort.

For even more lamb ideas, check out the Food Network Kitchen app.

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