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September 18, 2018

Cast Iron American Lamb Chops with Apples, Onions and Herbs


Recipe Provided By
"Rustic Joyful Food"
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Cook Time

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Total Time

30 min



Cast Iron American Lamb Chops with Apples, Onions and Herbs


  • 8 American Lamb loin chops
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 3 rosemary stems
  • 2 cloves fresh garlic, smashed
  • 1 bunch lemon thyme, 3 to 4 sprigs
  • Salt and pepper, to taste
  • 1 medium red onion, French cut, thinly sliced
  • 2 tart, firm apples, such as Pink Lady, Fuji or Granny Smith, cored, thinly sliced


Heat a cast iron or non-stick heavy-bottom skillet over medium to medium-high heat. Melt butter in the pan; sear chops in 2 batches for 2 minutes per side. Add rosemary, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper; reduce heat to medium. Baste chops with herbs and garlic butter; use a spoon to pour the juices over the chops while the pan is tilted away from you. Do not burn the butter or drippings. Remove chops to rest; add onions and apples to the pan. Sauté for 6 to 8 minutes until apples are tender and translucent and onions begin to caramelize. 

Serve lamb chops with apples and onions alongside a green salad or couscous.

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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