August 29, 2020

Grill Foil Packets with American Lamb and Potatoes


Recipe Provided By
"Two Purple Figs"
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three grill foil packets with cherry tomatoes scattered


  • 1.5 pounds American Lamb shoulder -deboned and cut into an inch and a half pieces (you can also use pre-cubed lamb stew meat).
  • 4 cups of chopped potatoes or baby potatoes
  • 1 red onion, (finely diced)
  • 5 cloves of garlic, (minced)
  • 1 teaspoon coarse salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 tablespoons fresh rosemary leaves, (chopped)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil


  • 1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
  • Fresh rosemary sprigs
  • Chili flakes (optional)
  • Fresh baby tomatoes (optional)


Preheat the grill at medium heat or the oven at 420 degrees F.

Cut out 4-5 foil sheets approximately 9 by 13-inch size.

In a large bowl, toss the lamb, potatoes and remaining ingredients.

Divide the lamb potato mixture among the 4 foil sheets and fold over the edges of the foil to form a packet.

Place the packets on the grill or in the oven on a baking sheet for 15-20 minutes until cooked through.

Serve with your favorite garnishes and enjoy!

Foil Packet Tips:

Make sure the lamb chunks and potatoes are approximately the same size.

Season the lamb and potatoes together in the same bowl ( garlic, onion, herbs, lemon juice, and your favorite spices).

Feel free to add extra veggies here: corn, red pepper chunks, green beans, carrots, and your favorite!

Cut the foil into about 9 by 13-inch sheets. If you have a pan of this size, it would be easy to use it as a guide.

Divide the mixture and wrap each foil while sealing the edges.

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

raw potatoes, raw lamb chunks, raw onion, raw garlic, fresh herbs, in a bowl
sheet tray with cooked grill foil packets and scattered tomatoes
thermometer timer illustration
Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.


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