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Lamb Chops

Lamb has been raised for food for more than 10,000 years. Sheep arrived in North America with Spanish soldiers in 1519. Lamb is a popular meat around the world but not in the United States. Its popularity in the United States peaked before World War II. Most lamb consumption in the United States occurs in the winter and spring as part of holiday meals. Sheep are primarily raised in the large Western states. Lamb is a mainstay at many restaurants in Utah, the fifth-largest lamb producing state. Texas ranks first in the country Preparing chops like these is a good way to enjoy lamb. This recipe uses lamb rib chops, though loin chops can also be used with additional minutes added for cooking time.

Recipe Servings: 8

Prep Time
5 minutes
+ 10 minutes resting
Cook Time
6 minutes
Total Time
21 minutes
Gluten Free
Dairy Free



  1. Preheat grill or grill pan to medium high.
  2. Arrange lamb chops in single layer on plate.
  3. Combine olive oil, rosemary, garlic, salt, and pepper in small bowl.
  4. Spoon mixture evenly over both sides of lamb chops.
  5. Grill chops 3–4 minutes per side to desired doneness.
  6. Transfer to plate and let rest 10 minutes before serving.

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