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Southwestern Grilled Lamb

Jalapeno peppers are quite abundant in this area of the country, and there are numerous ranches here that raise lambs. People seem to be eating food that's a little hotter nowadays, so I think this recipe will appeal to them.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup molasses
  • 1/4 cup fresh lime juice (about 2 limes)
  • 1/4 cup chicken broth
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 to 3 tablespoons chopped seeded jalapeno peppers
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 4 lamb chops (1 inch thick)
  • Sour cream


  • In a saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, grill lamb chops, turning once, over medium heat for 10-14 minutes for medium-rare, 14-16 minutes for medium. Brush with sauce during the last few minutes of grilling.
  • Serve with sour cream.

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  • corkymonster1977
    Sep 1, 2016

    This was just ok. The salsa overpowered the lamb

  • Trilby Yost
    Jul 24, 2010

    Amazingly tasty. This is a favorite grilling recipe when we entertain guests outdoors. People who have never eaten lamb before say when they taste these chops that it will be the first of many times. I often print out the recipe beforehand so that I'll have it when asked for -- and someone always asks!