How to Cook a Lamb Steak

Updated on March 3, 2020
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Nat loves everything about the cooking process, especially the eating.

Lamb steaks can be cooked a variety of ways, but here, I'll show you my favorite. Lamb is a great alternative to beef, and since it is a red meat, feel free to leave the center a little pink and cook it rare or medium rare. The cooking process is very easy, and I'll show you a very popular and delicious way to season the lamb.

How to Cook a Lamb Steak
How to Cook a Lamb Steak | Source
Prep time: 5 min
Cook time: 25 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 8 lamb steaks or chops


  • 8 lamb leg steaks or chops
  • Pure olive oil (For cooking, pure olive oil tends to hold up better than extra virgin. The amount you need will depend on how much meat you have.)
  • Garlic powder
  • Rosemary
  • Mint jelly (optional)

What Cut of Lamb Should You Use?

Finding a lamb leg steak might be challenging; call your local grocery stores to see if they are in stock. The leg resembles a steak with a small round bone in the center. Whole Foods and HEB often carry them, but other chain stores do, too. These steaks resemble a solid steak of meat with a small round bone in the center. If you can’t find any, lamb chops can be substituted.

Pan, Lined With Foil, With a Flat Rack
Pan, Lined With Foil, With a Flat Rack | Source


  1. Heat your oven to 350 degrees and prepare a simple pan with a rack for the oven, such as the one pictured. Line the pan with tin foil for easy cleanup, and use a light dose of non-stick spray on the rack or olive oil.
  2. Place your meat on the rack, spacing evenly.
  3. Pour a small amount of pure olive oil in a dish or bowl. If you are not sure how much you'll need to brown the meat, start out small. Using a grill brush, spread the olive oil over the side of the meat that is facing up, then flip it over with a fork or tongs to coat the other side.
  4. Next, sprinkle a good amount of garlic powder and rosemary all over one side of the meat. (You will season the other side mid-way through the cooking process when the meat is turned over.)
  5. An 8 ounce steak or chop cooks to medium rare in about 25 minutes. Calculate the total time you'll need based on the thickness/weight of the steak, put the meat in the oven, and cook it for half of the total time.
  6. At the halfway point, slide the rack out, quickly turn the meat over, and season the other side with garlic powder and rosemary. Slide the meat back into the oven and cook for the remaining time.
  7. When the time is up, cut into the meat to make sure it is done to your liking. Enjoy alone or with the mint jelly!

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      5 months ago

      geez....hated looking this up as we process my son's lamb from FFA

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      Jean Garite 

      3 years ago

      Easy to prepare...was well received and did serve with the sauteed mushrooms.

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      3 years ago

      Sound nice and simple, I've got my lamb steak so I'm giving it a go tonight!

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      Nat Zen 

      3 years ago

      Thanks! The lamb leg steak is ideal, but lamb chops will also work as a nice substitute if you can't find the steak.

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      Robie Benve 

      3 years ago from Ohio

      yum! This sounds really delicious and easy to make... if you find the lamb steak that is. :) Thanks


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