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January 12, 2022

Four Layer Greek American Lamb Dip


Recipe Provided By
"Foxes Love Lemons"
Prep Time

22 min

Cook Time

8 min

Total Time

30 min


12 jars

Four Layer Greek American Lamb Dip in jars on cutting board


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds ground American Lamb
  • 2 teaspoons ground coriander
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2-1/2 cups Greek yogurt
  • 5 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 pints grape tomatoes, halved
  • 2 English cucumbers, diced
  • Pita chips, for serving


In large skillet, heat oil over medium heat. Add American Lamb and cook 8 to 10 minutes or until lamb is cooked through, breaking up lamb with side of spoon. During last minute of cooking, stir in coriander, chili powder, cumin, salt, 1/2 teaspoon pepper, cinnamon and cloves. Let cool 10 minutes. 

Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together yogurt, mint and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper. 

Divide lamb between 12 pint-sized mason jars. Divide yogurt mixture over lamb. Top with tomatoes and cucumbers. Serve with pita chips.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

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Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.


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