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October 30, 2019

Grilled American Lamb BBQ Sandwich


Recipe Provided By
"Foodness Gracious"
Prep Time

10 min

Cook Time

15 min

Total Time

25 min



Grilled American Lamb BBQ Sandwich with side of BBQ sauce and potato chops


  • 2 cups ketchup
  • 1 cup cola
  • 1 cup grated peeled apple
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon soy sauce
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 4 American Lamb shoulder chops
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Salt and black pepper, to taste
  • 1/2 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 cup buttermilk
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon poppy seeds
  • 1 pinch salt and pepper
  • 1 small bag coleslaw mix
  • 4 brioche buns


In a small pot, combine ketchup, cola, apple, brown sugar, vinegar, soy sauce and pepper; bring to a simmer stirring every so often. 

Rub chops with oil; season with salt and pepper. Place chops on a grill over high heat; cook about 6 to 7 minutes per side. Transfer to a plate; cover loosely with foil. 

In a small bowl, whisk together mayonnaise, buttermilk, vinegar, poppy seeds, salt and pepper. 

In a separate bowl, add about 4 cups coleslaw; mix in dressing. 

Cut the meat from the chops, discarding any large fatty pieces; roughly chop meat into small pieces. 

To serve: Divide meat among the four buns; top with BBQ sauce and coleslaw. Serve at once.

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

raw lamb shoulder chops in a baking tray with olive oil, salt and pepper
shredded lamb shoulder on a plate with a side of BBQ sauce; toasted buns, cole slaw
thermometer timer illustration
Visit our Lamb Cooking Time & Temperature page for recipe inspiration and tips on preparing the perfect lamb.


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