Herbed Lamb Chops

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
When you are in the mood for a treat, think about lamb chops! We trim any extra fat and broil them surrounded by onions, which only add sweetness to the already sweet-tasting meat. Doing so does not take much effort, and when you broil the meat instead of sautéing it, it tastes great but you don't need to add extra fat to the pan. A little-known secret about lamb chops: they contain fat-burning L-carnitine.


  • 2 medium onions, chopped, rinsed, and drained
  • olive oil cooking spray
  • 6 loin lamb chops (about 1 3/4 pounds), fat trimmed, 1/4-inch-thick
  • 1 Tbs dried oregano
  • 2 sprigs fresh rosemary, coarsely chopped (about 2 tablespoons)


  • Preheat the broiler.
  • Put the onions in a bowl and spray lightly with cooking spray. Toss to coat.
  • Put the lamb chops in a the broiler pan and surround them with the onions. Do not put the onions on top of the chops. Sprinkle the oregano and rosemary leaves over the chops and onions.
  • Broil the chops 5 to 6 inches from the heat for about 7 minutes. Turn and cook for 6 to 7 minutes longer until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the meat without touching the bone registers 140° F for medium-rare meat. Stir the onions when you turn the lamb. For better done lamb, cook a few minutes longer until the meat reaches your desired degree of doneness.
  • Serve the lamb chops immediately.
Recipe courtesy of The Pump Energy Food by Steve Kapelonis and Elena Kapelonis. Copyright © 2005 Steve Kapelonis and Elena Kapelonis. All Rights Reserved. Published by Hyperion. Available wherever books are sold.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 440
  Calories from Fat 259 (59%)
(44%)Total Fat 29g
(69%)Saturated Fat 14g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 12g
(44%)Cholesterol 131mg
(5%)Sodium 119mg
(20%)Potassium 715mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(74%)Protein 37g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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