Have you been considering adding lamb to your menu? If so, this recipe for BBQ grilled lamb kebabs is a perfect starter recipe. It is simple, flavorful, and practically foolproof. Set aside time for marinating the meat, then grill to perfection in just minutes!
While lamb has a bit of a gamey taste, it's really just an earthy flavor that is a delicious break from beef. This recipe highlights the freshness with a simple lemon and garlic marinade. Toss these lamb kebabs onto your grill and create a delicious meal that is perfect for an easy weeknight meal, or a special weekend barbecue with friends.
Don't be afraid of cooking a different cut of meat. Lamb is an easy meat to prepare, and you can't go wrong with grilling. I recommend cooking over direct heat, but since these are small pieces of meat, you'll want to watch them carefully to make sure they are cooked through but not overcooked.
Serves: 4 Prep Time: 4 hours 10 minutes Cook Time: 8 minutes
- ⅓ cup lemon juice
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 tablespoon dried oregano
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 lbs lamb leg steaks, cut into 1" pieces
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
- 1 lemon, quartered
How to Make BBQ Grilled Lamb Kebabs
In a shallow bowl, with a lid, whisk together the lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and dried oregano. You may add salt and pepper as well, to taste.
Now, you will cut your lamb into chunks for the kebabs. Lamb steaks are perfect for this. Cut into 1" pieces, then thread 3 to 4 chunks onto each skewer, depending upon the size of the skewer.
Place the kebabs into the marinade, rolling to coat the meat on all sides. Cover with the lid, and refrigerate the meat for 4 hours. I like to use a shallow bowl with a lid so they sit in the marinade nicely. You can also turn them halfway through this marinating time if desired.
When ready to cook, preheat your grill to a medium-high temperature. Cook the kebabs for 4 minutes per side, on direct heat.
Chef's Tip: When grilling kebabs, if using wood skewers, soak them for at least 20 minutes in water before adding the meat to the skewer.
More Lamb Recipes
Are you new to cooking lamb? If so, you'll love our other recipes featuring this delicious meat. A fun addition to your menu with a unique flavor and easy to cook, lamb kebabs are great, but so are these other entrees featuring lamb. Bookmark your favorite, pin them to Pinterest, or print out the recipes so they are handy when you are ready to cook!
- Lamb Stew Recipe
- Lemon and Thyme Lamb Cutlets Recipe
- Roasted Lamb Shanks Recipe
- Jerked Lamb Chops Recipe
- Lamb and Sweet Potato Cottage Pie
- Grilled Ginger Lamb Chops
BBQ Grilled Lamb Kebabs
- Whisk the lemon juice, oil, garlic, and dried oregano together. Add salt and pepper to taste.⅓ cup lemon juice, 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon dried oregano, 2 garlic cloves, Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper
- Pour this mixture over the lamb skewers making sure all of the meat has been coated. Cover and refrigerate this for 4 hours.2 lbs lamb leg steaks
- When ready to cook, preheat your grill to a medium-high temperature. Cook the kebabs for 4 minutes per side, on direct heat. Serve with additional lemon wedges.1 lemon
- Shoulder, leg, rump, and loin are the best cuts of lamb to grill. They are leaner and will cook fast and remain juicy.
- For safety, the lamb should be cooked to 145ºF internally at the thickest point.
- Serve with additional lemon wedges to squeeze over the meat. You may also serve it with mint chutney for a classic pairing.