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Rocky Mountain Grill Recipe

Rocky Mountain Grill Recipe

These flavorful lamb chops simply marinate overnight, then grill up in only 10 minutes or so. The Dijon mustard and cayenne pepper add a delicious zip to this entree, which was shared by the American Lamb Council.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. + marinating Grill: 10 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons rubbed sage
  • 1 teaspoon grated onion
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 4 lamb loin chops (1 pound)


  • 1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the first eight ingredients. Remove 3 tablespoons for basting; refrigerate. Add lamb chops to the remaining marinade and turn to coat. Seal and refrigerate overnight.
  • 2. Drain and discard marinade. Grill chops, covered, over medium-hot heat for 4 minutes. Turn; baste with reserved marinade. Grill for 4 minutes. Turn and grill 1 minute longer or until meat reaches desired doneness (for medium-rare, a meat thermometer should read 145°; medium, 160°; well-done, 170°). Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One serving (prepared with salt-free lemon-pepper) equals 233 calories, 86 mg sodium, 78 mg cholesterol, trace carbohydrate, 24 gm protein, 15 gm fat. Diabetic exchanges: 3 1/2 meat, 1 fat.

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Wine Pairings

Medium-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a medium-bodied red wine such as Chianti, Sangiovese, Malbec or Zinfandel.