Beer Braised Lamb Chops

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x

This braised lamb chop recipe uses lamb loin chops for a meatier dinner! The creamy onion gravy is about as good as it gets!



  • 6 lamb (loin) chops
  • 1/4 cup canola or vegetable oil
  • Kosher salt, black pepper and garlic powder for seasoning the lamb chops
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 cups sliced onions
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup beef broth
  • 1 (12 ounce can) dark beer
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • Chopped parsley for garnish


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Season the lamb chops generously with the salt, pepper and garlic powder.
  3. Add the oil to a cast iron skillet (or dutch oven) and heat over high heat. Once the oil is hot, add the lamb chops and sear for 5 minutes on each side until browned. Remove the lab chops to a plate and cover with foil.
  4. Add the butter to the skillet, let melt and then add the onions along with the 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Stir often and cook over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes until the onions have softened.
  5. Pour in the beer and let cook down for 2-3 minutes, then add the broth.
  6. Place the lamb chops back into the skillet, turning to coat in the broth and beer. Cover and place in the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until tender.
  7. Remove the skillet from the oven, take the chops out and place on a serving platter.
  8. Stir the cream into the sauce and place the pot over a burner on medium heat.
  9. Bring the gravy to a boil and let thicken and reduce for 5 minutes. You can add a cornstarch mixture (see note) to thicken the gravy more if you like.
  10. Pour the gravy over the lamb chops and garnish with chopped parsley if desired.

Recipe Notes

If you want to thicken the gravy more, whisk together 2 teaspoons of cornstarch and 2 teaspoons of water then whisk into the gravy. Bring to a boil to fully thicken.

If using Wondra Flour you can just add it right to the gravy and whisk until desired thickness.

  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Oven / Stove Top
  • Cuisine: American

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