Easy Braised Guinness Lamb Chops with Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

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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.

Braised Guinness Lamb Chops Cut

The recipe 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 The Office like I did.

Braising is basically two steps:

  1. Searing the meat
  2. 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.

Braised Guinness Lamb Chops Raw

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.

Braised Guinness Lamb Chops Cooking

While the lamb is cooking, you can start with your sweet potatoes.

Braised Guinness Lamb Chops and Rosemary 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.
Braised Guinness Lamb Chops 2Braised Guinness Lamb Chops SideLamb and potatoes, it doesn’t get much more Irish than that! Need something to wash down these Braised Guinness Lamb Chops with? Check out my Irish Coffee Recipe with Coconut Whipped Cream.

Let’s get economical with this Braised Guinness Lamb Chops recipe with Rosemary Sweet Potatoes:

  • 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.

Easy Braised Guinness Lamb Chops with Rosemary Sweet Potatoes
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Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 45 minutes

Yield: 2 Servings

Easy Braised Guinness Lamb Chops with Rosemary Sweet Potatoes

These Braised Guinness Lamb Chops are the perfect St. Patrick's Day recipe.

Ingredients

    Braised Guinness Lamb Chops:
  • 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
    Rosemary Sweet Potatoes:
  • 1 sweet potato
  • 1 tsp rosemary
  • Salt and pepper

Instructions

    Guinness Braised Lamb Chops:
  1. Finely chop your garlic.
  2. Rub your lamb with garlic, salt and pepper on both sides.
  3. Sear the lamb in a pan with 1/2 tbsp of butter, about a minute each side, making sure not to burn the garlic.
  4. 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.
  5. Simmer while covered for about 30-45 minutes or until the sauce is reduced and the lamb is cooked through and tender.
    Rosemary Sweet Potatoes:
  1. Cut your sweet potato into small cubes.
  2. Finely chop rosemary, if fresh.
  3. 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.
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I hope you enjoy this Braised Guinness Lamb Chops with Rosemary Sweet Potatoes! Happy St. Patrick’s Day.

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