I had about 3 pounds of ground lamb in 3 one pound chunks in my freezer from last March; luckily, it was well wrapped, so when I defrosted it (using the aluminum pan method), it smelled fine. I added fresh chopped parsely, garlic powder, dried minced onion and cumin (did it by feel, sorry). Probably should have added a little salt, but didn't. Broiled them 6-7 minutes on a side in the oven broiler (it was a little too cold for the charcoal grill), and they came out delicious. Well, one LITTLE problem. I couldn't broil them all in one batch, and didn't want to wait for the broiler pan to cool off, so instead of waiting for it to cool off and changing the heavy duty foil, I wiped off the fat from the first batch with paper towels. Small broiler fire, but it put a LOT of soot into the air. Going to know better next time.