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Southwestern Grilled Lamb Recipe

Southwestern Grilled Lamb Recipe

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. YIELD: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


  • 1. In a saucepan, combine the first eight ingredients. Simmer, uncovered, for 15-20 minutes.
  • 2. Meanwhile, grill lamb chops, turning once, over medium heat for 10-14 minutes for medium-rare, 14-16 minutes for medium or 16-20 minutes for well-done. Brush with sauce during the last few minutes of grilling.
  • 3. Serve with sour cream. Yield: 2 servings.
Editor's Note: Wear disposable gloves when cutting hot peppers; the oils can burn skin. Avoid touching your face.

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Reviewed Sep. 1, 2016

"This was just ok. The salsa overpowered the lamb"

Trilby Yost
Reviewed 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!"

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