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April 11, 2022

Broiled (or Grilled) American Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce


Recipe Provided By
"Platings and Pairings"
Prep Time

15 min

Cook Time

15 min

Total Time

30 min



Lamb Chops with Mint Mustard Sauce on serving plate


Mint Mustard Sauce

  • 3 tablespoons whole grain mustard
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish
  • 1/3 cup mint leaves


Let American Lamb loin chops sit at room temperature for 30 minutes. 

In a small saucepan over medium-low heat, add oil and garlic. Allow to heat for 5 minutes, until oil is fragrant. Remove from heat; set aside. 

Brush chops on both sides with the garlic oil; season generously with salt and pepper. Place on a broiler pan; broil chops on high 5 to 8 minutes each side. Let rest for up to 10 minutes, tented with foil. 

For the Mint Mustard Sauce: In a food processor or blender, add mustard, vinegar, honey and horseradish; turn on, and stream in remaining oil and garlic. Add mint; process until finely chopped. 

Serve chops with Mint Mustard Sauce on the side. 



  • Optional grilling instructions: Spray grill with olive oil spray. Brush chops on both sides with garlic oil; season generously with salt and pepper. Grill chops on high 3 minutes (covered) or until good grill marks appear. Spray the top of chops with spray olive oil; turn over. Reduce heat to medium; grill another 3 minutes. Place fatty edge of chops on the grill, so they are sitting upright, on their side, leaning against each other. Cover; grill another 2 minutes or so, to melt off the fatty layer. (These can also be cooked through on lower heat if preferred.) Remove from grill; cover with foil until ready to serve.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

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Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.


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