Slow-Cooker Lamb Chops with Tomatoes and Garlic Recipe

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

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.

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