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May 22, 2019

Zesty American Lamb Kabob with Mint Yogurt Sauce


Recipe Provided By
"Over the Fire Cooking"
Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

15 hrs

Total Time

2 hrs 25 min


4 to 6

Zesty American Lamb Kebabs with Mint Yogurt Sauce on cutting board


Lamb Kebabs

  • 1 boneless American Lamb leg, trimmed, cubed
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 tablespoon dill, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon onion powder
  • 1 tablespoon cumin
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons coriander
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • Olive oil
  • 4 to 6 skewers 

Mint Yogurt Sauce

  • 2 garlic cloves, pressed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon mint, chopped
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


In a bowl, add garlic, lemon juice, dill, onion powder, cumin, cinnamon, coriander, salt, pepper and oil; mix thoroughly. Pour a small portion of the marinade into a small bowl, to be used for grilling. Add cubed lamb to the large batch of marinade; mix. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours. 

Build a fire in a grill or fire pit for direct cooking; make it at medium to medium-high heat. 

Skewer marinated lamb. Place skewers over the fire; cook for 5 to 6 minutes per side, or until internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F. Lather kebabs with the reserved marinade that did not touch the lamb. 

For Mint Yogurt Sauce: In a bowl, combine garlic, lemon juice, yogurt, mint, salt and pepper.  

Pull kebabs off the grill; let rest for 4 to 5 minutes. Top with Mint Yogurt Sauce or dip.

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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