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Grilling Times for Lamb

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).





Internal Temp. (minimum)

Chops: Shoulder, Loin, or Rib--------


1 inch thickDirectHigh5 min./side145 F (63 C)
Steaks: Sirloin, or Leg----------------
1 inch thick Direct High 5 min./side 145 F (63 C)
1-inch cubesDirectHigh4 min./ side145 F (63 C)
1/2-inch thickDirectHigh3 min./side160 F (70 C)
Leg, Butterflied----------------
4 to 7 poundsIndirectMedium40 to 50 min./total145 F (63 C)

Aug. 6, 2009 6:25 am
I am glad this chart is available.It only supports my belief that there is a proper way to do everything to get the most optimal results.I will 'toot' my own horn and say that I am a great cook...only because I use the proper equipment and tools.I hope and suggest that everyone get a GOOD thermometer. It doesn't have to be fancy, but a digital one works faster and accurately. I have been wanting to cook something 'lamb',because my Dad swears he has never eaten lamb.I find that hard to believe when he had a close Uncle who raised prize winning lambs. But the challenge for me is how to prepare it. Dad doesn't like spicy foods but he does enjoy Medditeranean fare. Long story short, this chart is a great hepl...THANKS!!!
Donna Rayevich 
Sep. 3, 2011 10:04 am
cooking time for whole leg of lamb would be what???
Donna Rayevich 
Sep. 3, 2011 10:05 am
cooking time for whole leg of lamb apporx. 3-4 lb would be what???
Apr. 7, 2012 1:04 am
I like the lamb to be well cooked. Last Easter when I cooked a roast it took several hours (i.e. 4 hours or more). These times on the chart seem too short. Good luck!
May 28, 2012 12:49 pm
cooking time for 2 pound leg of lamb would be?
Sep. 2, 2012 12:36 pm
2 lb. Boneless, probably 20 to 30 mins @ 350...3-4 lb with the bone, more like 30-40 mins @ 375, then 1-2 hrs. @ 350-325.
Mr Jim 
Feb. 16, 2013 1:03 pm
The most common mstake in cooking lamb is overcooking it!! Try the shorter "time" and if it's not OK for you leave it a bit longer. You can't reverse overcooked.
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