Slow-Cooker Lamb Chops with Tomatoes and Garlic Recipe

  • 7 hrs 10 mins
  • Prep: 10 mins,
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 4 servings lamb chops
Ratings

Lamb chops have a higher profile than pork chops, but making them is just as simple. This recipe uses basic ingredients to pull together traditional lamb chops in a slow cooker.

This recipe calls for tender lamb loin chops to be used but, since the cooking time is 5 to 7 hours, a more economical cut of lamb like lamb shoulder chops can be used. The long, slow cook will break down the connective tissue in the tougher shoulder cut making it succulent and fork-tender.

What You'll Need

  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 4 loin lamb chops or shoulder chops
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2/3 cup beef broth or chicken broth
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 scant tablespoon tomato paste
  • 4 ribs celery, thinly sliced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • Freshly ground pepper to taste
  • Chopped parsley to taste

How to Make It

  1. Heat oil in a skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat.
  2. Coat lamb chops with flour and brown quickly in the hot oil.
  3. Transfer chops to slow cooker.
  4. In a medium saucepan, add the beef or chicken broth, canned diced tomatoes, minced garlic, tomato paste, sliced celery, salt and pepper to taste. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. 
  5. Pour the boiling-hot tomato mixture over the lamb in the slow cooker.
  1. Cook on HIGH for 30 minutes, then on LOW for 5 to 7 hours.
  2. Taste to check seasoning and serve sprinkled with plenty of chopped parsley.

You Also May Like These

  • Lamb Chops with Mushrooms RecipeThese tasty lamb chops are served with a mushroom sauce made with beef broth and a dry red wine like pinot noir.
  • Pecan-Crusted Lamb Chops Recipe: Lamb chops are coated with Dijon or brown mustard and then dredged in a pecan, parsley, rosemary and garlic breadcrumb mixture before being roasted for about 20 minutes.
  • Shoulder Lamb Chops with Yellow Squash and Tomatoes RecipeShoulder chops get the royal treatment with summer squash and tomatoes for an easy family meal. Serve this dish with mashed potatoes for a hearty meal. Zucchini can be substituted for the summer squash.
  • Rack of Lamb with Pecan Herb Crust RecipeThe rack is one of the most prized cuts of lamb. Here it is served with a red wine and fresh herb pan sauce. This is a great special-occasion meal.