What is the safe minimum cooking temperature of ground lamb?


The minimum internal cooking temperature of ground lamb is 145 °F (medium rare), 160 °F (medium), and 170 °F (well done). When cooking lamb chops, it is customary to cook them to around 145 °F (medium rare). This is approximately 4 minutes per side on high heat.

Try our recipe for lamb chops

Common ingredients that pare well with ground lamb include rosemary, olive oil, thyme, mint, cilantro, and port wine.

For lamb burgers, try lamb patties on a pretzel bun with cranberry sauce and goat cheese.

Also see our article on how long to rotisserie chicken