We never say no to a lamb chop dinner! And if our BBQ is out of commission, cooking lamp chops for dinner in the oven is a close second. With the oven on low, the flavour of the fat seeping in and around the meat is delish! We cook ours for around an hour and the meat is still tender and sometimes falling off the bone. The flavour is different than had it been BBQ-ed, but lamb chops for dinner in the oven is a favourite during the wintertime.
Lamb Chop Dinner
If you live in a country where lamb is plentiful, then this can be just a standard dinner recipe. We used to live in a country where lamb was easy to come by, but here in Canada that is not the case. Lamb for dinner is a delicacy. The meat is very expensive in grocery stores, as more often than not the lamb is imported from New Zealand. For local lamb you pay through your ears for. For special occasions, that would be totally worth it! Check out Berry Brothers local lamb if you are in the British Columbia area.
Thankfully, we know a guy who knows a guy. No, I’m just kidding. But we do know a guy who has free roaming sheep on his farm and purchase from him a couple of times a year.
BBQ Lamb Chops
Lamb chops exposed to the fire can sear the lamb chop to perfection. This taste is hard to beat. But when there is 5 feet of snow outside or blizzard raining, we opt for the warm indoors and cook our lamb chops in the oven.
Oven Cooked Lamb Chops
Ovens are a great gift and time saver. We coat our lamb chops with salt and pepper (occasionally Montreal Chicken Spice from Club House, although – watch for the sugar content in this spice).
In an oven dish with a lid, these lamb chops cook best low and slow. First, start them off with an initial heat of 400 degrees Fahrenheit for 30 minutes, then turn it down to 300 degrees F to cook low and slow for the final 30 minutes.
Our oven dish looks something like this, that we got as a wedding present from an elderly neighbour who passed her dish on to us. You may even be able to find an oven dish like this in a local thrift store if you have the time to search one out.
Lamb Chop Meal
When we cook our lamb chop dinner, it’s usually accompanied by vegetables and grains (something starchy).
If we are cooking the lamp chops in the oven during wintertime, I’ll make an oven caramelized butternut or delicate squash while the oven is going.
For grains, I’ll usually make a pot of rice or mashed potatoes depending on what we had most recently. Too much of a good thing quickly becomes not a good thing, so I try to switch things up.
What You May Need
Oven dish with a lid (ours looks something like this)
Montreal chicken spice (optional)
Mushrooms (Chanterelles are delicious with lamb!)
Defrost the lamb chops and bring to room temperature.
Preheat the oven to 400°F and coat both sides of the chops with Montreal Chicken Spice (or salt and pepper if you don’t have the spice).
Arrange the chops in an oven dish and add vegetables you have room for. We always add mushrooms.
Cover the dish and cook in the oven at 400°F for 30 minutes. After 30 minutes, turn the oven down to 300°F to cook for another 15-20 minutes.
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Lamb Chop Dinner Cooked in the Oven
- Oven dish with a lid
- 6 Lamb chops
- Montreal chicken spice optional
- Mushrooms Chanterelles are delicious with lamb!
- Delicata pumpkins
- Defrost the lamb chops and bring to room temperature
- Preheat the oven to 400°F
- Coat both sides of the chops with Montreal Chicken Spice (or salt and pepper if you don't have the spice)
- Arrange the chops in an oven dish with a lid on
- Add vegetables you have room for, we always add mushrooms
- Cover the dish and cook in the oven at 400°F for 30 minutes
- After 30 minutes, turn the oven down to 300°F to cook for another 15-20 minutes
Lamb Chop Dinner Ideas
More Dinner Ideas
I love sharing dinner ideas, because food is something we make every day. The foods we make for ourselves and our families matter. So I never tire of new dinner ideas.
There are some recipes that just work well and stay some of our favourite to cycle through in a particular season.
Here are some of our favourite dinners right now:
This marvellous Cantonese Mince dinner with soy sauce, ginger, broth and eggs! It may sound odd, but it is so flavourful and pairs well with white rice.
Another favourite mince dinner is the Boboti (South African Mince Curry) with Yellow Rice oven dish. This is not only on the favourite list because it’s flavourful, but also because it is very quick to make and very hands-off. With very little prep, you can have a very tasty dinner from plain ol’ mince.
And a few others:
- Pot Roast
- Lasagna (takes a little longer but can be quick if you have pre-made mince)
- Beef Heart & Liver Stew
- One Pan Fried Zucchini, Sausage and Relish
- Oven roasted Tomato Soup
- Cottage pie
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