lamb loin recipes

Adobo-Crusted Lamb Loin Chops

Chef Allen Susser of Chef Allen’s in Aventura, Florida, shared his adobo-flavored lamb chop recipe—think bold, fresh herbs, tangy lime zest, and tender lamb.

American Lamb Caesar Salad

American Lamb Caesar Salad

Edward Leonard
Vice President/Corporate Chef
Le Cordon Bleu Schools in North America

American Lamb Gyro

American Lamb Gyro

Originally from Greece, gyros are like the Greek shawarma or tacos. They're cooked traditionally on a vertical stick and sliced thinly says Two Purple Figs. You can even make the ingredients ahead of time, keep in the refrigerator,  and assemble when you are ready to eat!

American lamb gyros with tzatziki

American Lamb Gyros with Tzatziki

Gyros are a classic Greek sandwich made with thinly sliced lamb and Greek pocket bread. Here we use American lamb to blend with all the savory Greek flavors, including a classic cucumber-yogurt sauce.

American lamb kebab salad

American Lamb Kebab Salad

You don’t need wooden skewers to make a delicious kebab. Here, fresh rosemary “skewers” highlight the flavors of roasted lamb, micro greens, and Middle Eastern flavors in an easy salad. This is a delicious way to use up any leftover leg of lamb.

American lamb loin marinated in guiness and clover honey

American Lamb Loin Marinated in Guinness® and Clover Honey

Chef/Owner Jennifer Jasinski of Rioja Restaurant in Denver, Colorado, created this sweet and savory marinade for extra-tender lamb loin along with caramelized onions and roasted Yukon potatoes.

American Rack of lamb with almond mint pesto

American Rack of Lamb with Almond Mint Pesto

Mint and lamb are a natural flavor pairing, and using a more unusual type of fresh mint and basil creates a new twist on the classic rack of lamb recipe.

appleicious lamb kabobs

Apple-icious Lamb Kabobs

American lamburgers with golden tomato mango ketchup

Arizona Lamburger with Golden Tomato-Mango Ketchup

This sweet-and-savory lamb burger is from Chef Sandy Garcia of Bon Appetit Management in San Jose, California.

lamb shoulder

Balsamic-Honey Glazed Lamb Chops

Barbecue lamb pita pizza

Barbecue Lamb Pita Pizza

A hint of tangy barbeque sauce, chunks of sweet pineapple, and earthy lamb blend together to make an unusual pita pizza.

Barbecue American Lamb Pulled Shank Sandwich

Barbecue Pulled American Lamb Shank on Crusty Rolls

This easy sandwich recipe, inspired by the classic pulled pork dish, is packed with flavorful lamb shank meat and is perfect for lunch or dinner.

Bistro style american lamb sandwich

Bistro-style American Lamb Sandwich

This over-the-top sandwich burst with flavors of lamb, mustard, fresh herbs, and lamb bacon. (Ask your butcher about locating lamb bacon.)

braised lamb shank with three bean ragout

Braised American Lamb Shank with Three Bean Ragout and Fresh Ricotta

Chef Tim Love of Lonesome Dove Bistro in Fort Worth, Texas, created this tempting recipe that adds a hearty bean side dish and light, fresh ricotta to the rich taste of braised lamb shanks.

braised american lamb and goat cheese sliders

Braised Lamb and Goat Cheese Sliders

Recipe from Chef Tim Love, Lonesome Dove Bistro (Fort Worth, Texas)

leg of lamb

Easy Lamb Creole Gumbo

Substituting lamb for the traditional meat in a Southern gumbo is a twist on a classic dish.

Greek Nachos

Greek “Nachos”

This take on classic nachos combines crunchy pita chips, tangy feta cheese, and ground lamb. It’s a perfect appetizer for watching the game!

greek lamb salad with fresh mint dressing

Greek Lamb Salad with Fresh Mint Dressing

greek style lamb kabobs

Greek-style Lamb Kabobs

Grilled American Lamb Chops with Mint Chimichurri

Grilled American Lamb Chops with Mint Chimichurri

The mint chimichurri and pearl couscous on top of American lamb chops is a flavorful and complete meal that is suitable for any occasion!

grilled american lamb lollipops with twice baked potatoes

Grilled American Lamb Lollipops with Twice-Baked Colorado Russet Potatoes and Fresh California Figs

This recipe comes from Lachlan MacKinnon-Patterson of Frasca Food & Wine in Boulder, Colorado. Chef Patterson combines the classic Colorado ingredients of lamb and potatoes with fresh figs and asparagus for a satisfying meal.

grilled american lamb loin chop with tomatillo

Grilled American Loin Chop with Tomatillo Chutney

Recipe from Chef Tim Love, Lonesome Dove Bistro (Fort Worth, Texas)

grilled butterflied american lamb leg with mint pistachio pesto

Grilled Butterflied American Lamb Leg with Mint-Pistachio Pesto

This fresh herb “pesto” pops with the flavor of American lamb leg meat.

grilled butterflied leg of lamb

Grilled Butterflied American Leg of Lamb

The classic grilled lamb recipe is given a modern twist with soy sauce, ginger, and chiles. Sautéed sugar snap peas and steamed brown rice are the perfect side dishes.

grilled lamb and vegetable kabobs

Grilled Lamb and Vegetable Kabobs

grilled rack of american lamb with dijon balsamic glaze

Grilled Rack of American Lamb with Dijon-Balsamic Glaze

guinness and lamb stew

Guinness® and Lamb Stew

An oh-so-flavorful warmup with a little of your favorite Irish stout!

ground lamb burger

Gyro Burger with Yogurt Sauce

Gyro Lamb Burgers are a great alternative to beef with their sweet, mild flavor brining elegance to an everyday meal.

Hazelnut Crusted Racks of American Lamb

Hazelnut Crusted Racks of American Lamb

This rack of American Lamb with a cranberry sauce by Adventures in Cooking is an elevated yet quick and easy lamb dish for even the fanciest of occasions. Lamb and cranberries are a classic pairing that this recipe brightens with fresh orange juice and zest!

hazelnut crusted rack of lamb

Hazelnut-Crusted Rack of Lamb

The deep flavor of hazelnuts adds a layer of flavor and texture to roasted rack of lamb. This is a perfect autumn or winter dish.

Lamb rack and ribs

Herb-Crusted Racks of Lamb

This easy and delicious rack of lamb recipe produces an outstanding meal with just a few ingredients.

herbed greek loin chops with feta salad

Herbed Greek Loin Chops with Feta Salad

The bright, vibrant flavors of lemon, oregano, and feta cheese pair perfectly with lamb loin chops. This makes a hearthy, healthy main course salad dish.

jalapeno glazed lamb ribs

Jalapeño-Glazed Spare Ribs

A little spice jazzes up basic lamb spare ribs.

Juicy grilled american lamb burger

Juicy Grilled American Lamb Burger with Caramelized Onion, Fennel and Lemon Relish

This tasty burger gets an extra pop of flavor from a delectable relish.

Lamb Empadillas

Lamb Empanadillas

These savory empanadillas, a Puerto Rican meat pie similar to the empanada, are stuffed with delicious ground lamb.

lamb loin chops in orange sauce

Lamb Loin Chops in Orange Sauce

These petite loin chops are a tasty party appetizer, particularly when topped with an orange-ginger glaze.

Asian lamb meatballs in green curry sauce

Lamb Meatballs in Green Curry Sauce

Bold Asian flavors like fresh ginger, cilantro, and green curry celebrate the flavor of ground lamb in this flavor-packed dish.

lamb posole

Lamb Posole

The traditional Mexican flavors of cilantro, chiles, oregano, jalapeño, and posole come together for a decidedly south-of-the-border lamb shank dish.

lamb quinoa meatballs

Lamb Quinoa Meatballs

These updated meatballs combine ground lamb, grated vegetables, herbs, and spices with healthful quinoa, courtesy of Jason Jonas.

lamb ragu puttanesca

Lamb Ragu over Pasta Noodles

Chef Brad Barnes, CMC

lamb lime and mango salad

Lamb, Lime and Mango Salad

Recipe from Chef Allen Susser, Chef Allen’s (Aventura, Florida)

LLT club sandwich

LLT Club Sandwich

Edward Leonard
Vice President/Corporate Chef
Le Cordon Bleu Schools in North America

loin chops with lemon honey thyme marinade

Loin Chops with Lemon, Honey & Thyme Marinade

This sweet and spicy lamb chop recipe couldn’t be easier.

Lola's leg of lamb shawarma with tomato jam

Lola’s Leg of Lamb Shawarma with Tomato Jam

Recipe from Executive Chef Liam Spence, LOLA (Seattle, Washington

Mango barbecue american lamb tacos

Mango B-B-Q American Lamb Tacos

Merguez lamb burger

Merguez Lamb Burgers with Yogurt Sauce

Give regular burgers a step up by using ground lamb and a handful of spices. It’s not your grandma’s burger!

mexican barbecue lamb steaks

Mexican Barbecued Lamb Steaks

These flavor-packed lamb steaks will add a punch to your next barbeque.

Pacific Rim Lamb Rib Chop

Pacific Rim Lamb Rib Chop Stir-Fry

East meets West in this inventive stir-fry, which combines Asian flavors of hoisin, soy sauce, and ginger with fresh vegetables and tasty lamb rib chops.

peanut sauce lamb satay

Peanut Sauce Lamb Satay

Pronto pizza

Pronto Pizza

This is “pronto” pizza because the prep time and cook time are so fast you’ll have dinner on the table in no time!

Red Wine American Lamb Burgers

Red Wine American Lamb Burgers

A juicy burger is perfect for any summertime dinner. Impress your friends and family with the rich flavor profile of adding some red wine and caramelized onions!

Roasted American Lamb Chops with Fragrant Indian Fenugreek Sauce

Roasted American Lamb Chops with Fragrant Indian Fenugreek Sauce

Create a meal that will shine as the main dish at every dinner party. This American Lamb Rack has a complex flavor profile of spice, and is complemented with coconut for the perfect bite at your next dinner.

roasted american rack of lamb with fingerling potatoes and asparagus

Roasted American Rack of Lamb with Fingerling Potatoes and Asparagus in Mint Sauce

Executive Chef Paula DaSilva of 1500° at Eden Roc in Miami, Florida, created this simple yet elegant lamb rack dish bursting with fresh herbs that’s perfect for dinner any time of year.

roasted leg of american lamb feta vinaigrette

Roasted Leg of American Lamb Feta Vinaigrette

roasted rack of lamb and watercress salad

Roasted Rack of American Lamb and Watercress Salad

Recipe from Chef Tim Love, Lonesome Dove Bistro (Fort Worth, Texas)

seared western lamb rib chops with goat cheese souffle

Seared American Lamb Chops with Goat Cheese Soufflé

Renowned American Chef Tim Love, of the Lonesome Dove Bistro in Fort Worth, Texas, shared this spice-rubbed lamb recipe that is served with a light and flavorful goat cheese soufflé.

shoulder chop with cherry chipotle sauce

Shoulder Chops with Chipotle Cherry Sauce

Sirloin chop with dried porcini mushroom rub

Sirloin Chops with Dried Porcini Mushroom Rub

Earthy, savory porcini mushrooms enhance the lamb flavor in this easy lamb chop dish.

Skewered spiced lamb kafta

Skewered Spiced Lamb Kafta

Middle Eastern flavors of cinnamon, coriander, and cardamom are the star of these lamb skewers.

tortellini lamb country soup

Tortellini and Lamb Country Soup

This country-style soup, with tender lamb and cheesy tortellini, is something an Italian grandmother might make on a cold evening.

traditional lamb stir fry

Traditional Lamb Stir-Fry