Not only are these lamb dishes easy to make, but they all come in under 400 calories.
Cost per serving: $1.76
The nutty taste of jarred sesame tahini complements the mild lamb without overwhelming it. Use shoulder blade chops, which are less expensive that loin chops.
See recipe: Lamb Chops with Tahini Sauce
Cost per Serving: $3.74
This simple kebab will please any eater.
See recipe: Lamb Kebabs with Roasted Peppers
Cost per serving: $3.20
This succulent, affordable Roasted Leg of Lamb recipe will make your meal memorable. If you can't find a 5-pound leg of lamb (they're often larger), look for a half leg. Ones from the shank end have better flavor and texture.
See recipe: Roasted Leg of Lamb
Cost per serving: $2.43
If you don't care for lamb, just substitute beef. Buy stew mean, or cut chuck into cubes. Also, you can easily add more vegetables. Just toss in chopped parsnips, turnips or other root vegetables with the carrots. Or try baby potatoes. The Israeli couscous is great in this dish -- it's larger and thicker that standard couscous. But the regular variety works well, too, or try the whole wheat.
See recipe: Savory Lamb Stew
Cost per serving: $1.94
With meat, vegetables and a whole grain, you get a hot, well-rounded meal that's easy to prepare.
See recipe: Lamb and Barley Soup