I recently discovered how versatile beer is for cooking. I typically fall back on IPAs, pale ales or anything with hops. Though, with St. Patrick’s Day right around the corner, I decided to break out the Guinness and make these Braised (Guinness) Lamb Chops with Rosemary Sweet Potatoes. I have been cooking with beer frequently, and have been pleased with the results (check out this Slow Cooker Beer Chicken to see what I mean). This recipe did NOT disappoint either. The sauce was rich and tangy, and the lamb was tender. It was exactly what I was looking for in a St. Patrick’s Day recipe.
The recipe of the the braised lamb chop is easy to make too. It’s what I would call an “easy braise” – you will be done in about an hour. Plus, you’re idle for most of that hour so you can enjoy it hanging with friends or watching your favorite TV show. So let’s start cooking the braised lamb chop together.
Simple Steps to Cook The Braised Lamb Chops
First thing you need is to prepare your ingredients and the instructions to cook it. Here they are:
- 0.5 lb lamb loin chops
- 2 clove garlic
- 1 tbsp butter
- Salt and pepper
- 8 oz of Guinness beer
- 1 tbsp ketchup
- 2 tsp brown sugar
- 10-15 baby carrots
- 1 sweet potato
- 1 tsp rosemary
- Salt and pepper
Instructions for the cooking
- Finely chop your garlic.
- Rub your lamb with garlic, salt and pepper on both sides.
- Sear the lamb in a pan with 1/2 tbsp of butter, about a minute each side, making sure not to burn the garlic.
- Add the rest of your ingredients to the pan (Guinness, ketchup, brown sugar, baby carrots) and stir together to dissolve the brown sugar. Add the remaining butter as well.
- Simmer while covered for about 30-45 minutes or until the sauce is reduced and the lamb is cooked through and tender.
- Cut your sweet potato into small cubes.
- Finely chop rosemary, if fresh.
- Put both the sweet potatoes and rosemary into a frying pan with water, salt and pepper and cook/steam until tender, about 15 minutes. Be sure to always keep some water in the pan to prevent burning.
Braising is basically two steps:
- Searing the meat
- Cooking it slowly in a shallow liquid for a long time
That’s really it. So to start, I coated my lamb with salt, pepper and garlic.
You could always add the garlic later, but personally I like when the garlic gets seared into the lamb. You just have to be careful not to burn the garlic. That’s the worst.
After searing the lamb on both sides for about a minute, I added the rest of my ingredients. Let the braising begin.
While the lamb is cooking, you can start with your sweet potatoes.
I like to keep it simple, so I went for a two ingredient side. The recipe is below, but all you do is shallow boil sweet potatoes with rosemary in some water. That’s it. The Braised Guinness Lamb Chops are packed with flavor, so you want the side dish to be a role player. That’s what these sweet potatoes are, the perfect Dennis Rodman.
When the lamb, potatoes and The Office are done, carve it up and serve.
Lamb and potatoes, it doesn’t get much more Irish than that! Need something to wash down these Braised Guinness Lamb Chops with? Let’s just enjoy!
Let’s get economical with this Braised Guinness Lamb Chops
- 0.5 lb lamb loin chops – $4.49
- 2 clove garlic – $0.20
- 1 tbsp butter – $0.06
- Salt and Pepper
- 8 oz of Guinness beer – $1.0
- 1 tbsp ketchup – $0.05
- 2 tsp brown sugar – $0.06
- Some baby carrots (10-15) – $1.00
The grand total is $6.86, or $3.43 per serving.
Add in the Rosemary Sweet Potatoes:
- 1 sweet potato – $1.59
- 1 tsp rosemary – $0.33
- 1/2 tbsp butter – $0.03
Brings the total to $8.81, or $4.40 per serving. That’s the most economical one, right?
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Anyway, I find this another great recipe for Lamb Chops with Rosemary Gravy by RecipeTin Eats. It looks tasty and I wanna share with you here. I’m gonna try it one day.