Lamb Chops with Beer & Mustard Sauce

INGREDIENTS

  • 8 lamb rib chops, about 3 ounces each, trimmed
  • 2 cloves garlic, peeled and cut in half
  • 1 teaspoon canola oil
  • Salt & freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 12-ounce bottle bottle beer, divided
  • 1 tablespoon molasses
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons grainy mustard
  • 1 teaspoon cornstarch

PREPARATION

NOTE: rub the lamb with a bit of seasoning & olive oil 2-4 hours before

  1. Preheat oven to 400°F.
  2. Rub lamb chops with one of the garlic halves, then brush the chops lightly with oil and season with salt and pepper.
  3. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add the lamb chops and brown well on both sides, 2 to 3 minutes per side. Transfer the chops to a small ovenproof dish and roast until desired doneness, about 10 minutes for medium-rare.
  4. Meanwhile, pour beef broth and 1 cup of the beer into the pan; stir in molasses and the remaining garlic. Bring to a boil and cook over medium-high heat until the liquid has reduced by half, about 8 to 10 minutes. Remove garlic and stir in mustard.
  5. Combine cornstarch and 2 tablespoons beer (the rest of the beer is for the cook) in a small bowl. Add to the sauce in the pan and whisk until slightly thickened. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.

TIPS & NOTES

  • Ireland’s biggest-selling export beer—Guinness Stout—is too dark for this sauce. Try an Irish lager, such as Harp.

NUTRITION

Per serving: 238 calories; 9 g fat (3 g sat, 4 g mono); 68 mg cholesterol; 9 g carbohydrates; 3 g added sugars; 23 g protein; 0 g fiber; 270 mg sodium; 410 mg potassium.

Nutrition Bonus: Selenium (35% daily value), Zinc (20% dv).

1/2 Carbohydrate Serving

Exchanges: 1/2 other carbohydrate, 3 lean meat

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