4
Dec
2018

Beer Braised Lamb Chops

Fork tender lamb chops braised with beer and served with the most delicious gravy! This lamb chop recipe is a total comfort food dinner!

Beer Braised Lamb Chops is a lamb chop recipe made with lamb loin chops

Beer Braised Lamb Chops

It’s this time of year when you want to sit by the TV, watch your favorite sports team or movie while something is slow cooking in the oven.

Hopefully you’ve got yourself a beer in hand too. One to cook with and one to drink.

That might always be what I have in mind when cooking something though, in the summer there’s grilling and beer on the deck. In the winter it’s something in the slow cooker or oven and beer on the couch.

So the point to the story here is that there’s always food and there’s always a beer to go with it. That’s my idea of a good day anyway. Christie’s good day will include wine, no beer, but you get the idea.

I’ve got the most incredible recipe for lamb today – lamb chops that is. These are loin lamb chops, not the kind with the long bone like our Hard Cider Lamb Chops.

Beer Braised Lamb Chops is a lamb recipe that's simmered with beer and onions

What Can You Serve With Lamb Chops?

Anything you like, really. But we love making our favorite Sausage Stuffing with this lamb chop recipe, or any type of potato recipe like these Homemade Shoestring French Fries or Slow Cooker Mashed Potatoes.

Anything that’s going to help you get in there and soak up that delicious, creamy gravy.

How Do You Cook Lamb Chops?

These are loin lamb chops so there’s going to be a little more meat here than rib lamb chops.

We’re going to start by seasoning the lamb chops with salt, pepper and garlic powder and then sear them in a cast iron skillet or a dutch oven so they get a good crust. You’re going to need a pan with a lid so if you don’t have a cast iron skillet with a lid then go for the dutch oven instead.

Remove the chops from the skillet while you start the sauce with a few tablespoons of butter.

The butter is going to caramelize the onions to get them nice and sweet, this step is going to take about 15 minutes for the onions to get nice and soft.

Beer Braised Lamb Chops are a lamb chop recipe that is braised in the oven with dark beer

Guinness isn’t a beer of choice for me as far as drinking, but I do like to cook with it. The flavor of this dark beer goes perfectly with these lamb chops and makes the most delicious sauce in the end.

But you can add any dark beer that you like or have on hand!

After these lamb chops braise for a couple of hours, we’re going to add a splash of heavy cream to bring it all together.

Beer Braised Lamb Chops are braised in dark beer, beef broth and cream with caramelized onions

If you want the gravy thicker when the lamb chops come out of the oven, remove the lamb to a plate and place the pot you’re using over a burner to bring the liquid to a boil.

Add a tablespoon of Wondra Flour or a mixture of cornstarch and water, then whisk until smooth. Bring the gravy back to a boil and let simmer for 5 minutes until thickened.

To serve these Beer Braised Lamb Chops, place a chop on a plate first, then spoon the creamy onion gravy all over the top.

Make sure you save some of that gravy for your mashed potatoes, fries or stuffing on the side!

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Beer Braised Lamb Chops

  • Author: Dan
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 2 hours
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 6 1x
  • Category: dinner
  • Method: stove/oven
  • Cuisine: American

Description

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


Ingredients

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


Instructions

  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.
  4. Once the oil is hot, add the lamb chops and sear for 5 minutes on each side until browned.
  5. Remove the lab chops to a plate and cover with foil.
  6. Add the butter to the skillet, let melt and then add the onions along with the 1/2 teaspoon of salt.
  7. Stir often and cook over medium-low heat for 15-20 minutes until the onions have softened.
  8. Pour in the beer first and let cook down for 2-3 minutes, then add the broth.
  9. Place the lamb chops back into the skillet, turning to coat in the broth and beer.
  10. Cover and place in the oven for 1 1/2 to 2 hours until tender.
  11. Remove the skillet from the oven, take the chops out and place on a serving platter.
  12. Stir the cream into the sauce and place the pot over a burner on medium heat.
  13. 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.
  14. Pour the gravy over the lamb chops and serve.
  15. Garnish with chopped parsley if desired.

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.

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