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Grilling Times For Lamb

Get fired up for the best grilled lamb.

We'll share a handy chart that shows you how long to grill different cuts of lamb, from chops to kabobs and more so they turn out just the way you want, plus top-rated grilled lamb recipes to try.

Grilled Lemon and Rosemary Lamb Chops
Try this recipe: Grilled Lemon and Rosemary Lamb Chops | Photo by Chef John

Note: Lamb is medium rare when the internal temperature reaches 145 degrees F (63 degrees C), and is well done at 160 degrees F (70 degrees C).

Grilling Times for Lamb

Cut Method Heat Time Internal Temp.
 Chops: Shoulder, Loin, or Rib  ---  ---  ---  ---
 1-inch thick  Direct  High  5 min./side  145 F (63 C)
 Steaks: Sirloin, or Leg  ---  ---  ---  ---
 1-inch thick  Direct  High  5 min./side  145 F (63 C)
 Kabobs  ---  ---  ---  ---
 1-inch cubes  Direct  High  4 min./ side  145 F (63 C)
 Patties  ---  ---  ---  ---
 1/2-inch thick  Direct  High  3 min./side  160 F (70 C)
 Leg, Butterflied  ---   ---  ---  ---
 4 to 7 pounds  Indirect  Medium  40 to 50 min./total  145 F (63 C)

Top-Rated BBQ & Grilled Lamb Recipes to Try

Grilled "Tandoori" Lamb

"Didn’t skewer and cooked cubes on a grill pan. Served in flat bread with hummus, plain Greek yogurt, and baby arugula. Yum!!" — Hol0703

Lemon and Thyme Lamb Chops

"I'm a novice when it comes to cooking but this was so easy to follow and the results were fantastic." — k slater

Lemon and Thyme Lamb Chops
Photo by pomplemousse

Mediterranean Lamb Burgers

"These burgers are juicy and full of flavor. You can double the recipe and freeze half of the patties in wax paper to eat at a later time. Fine to place on the grill frozen (just add to the cooking time)." -- HerbanSpoons

Mediterranean Lamb Burgers
Photo by Michaelc

Kofta Kebabs

"These kebabs have 6 different kinds of spices. The first time I smelled them I knew immediately that I had to find the recipe. Serve with yogurt, flat bread, lettuce, tomato and cucumber." -- SRKELZ

Korean Barbecued Rack of Lamb

"Excellent marinade, and it really did cut down on the gamey flavor. I grilled it over charcoal and finished it in the oven." — Soma Bars

Korean Barbecued Rack of Lamb
Photo by Chef John

Chef John's Grilled Lamb Steaks

Marinade the lamb in Greek yogurt, olive oil, garlic, and herbs. The key, though, is drizzling the vinaigrette over the steaks immediately after pulling them from the grill. "Using vinaigrette as a sauce for grilled meats is one of my favorite 'cheats' of all time. They take minutes to whisk together, there's absolutely no culinary finesse required, and the combinations of oils, vinegar, and flavorings are limitless." -- Chef John

Chef John's recipe for Grilled Lamb Steaks.

More: See our entire collection of BBQ * Grilled Lamb Recipes

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