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Smoked Paprika-Chipotle Lamb Chops

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 30 min.
Smoky spices encase juicy lamb chops in a flavorful crust.


  • 4 lamb chops (loin, rib, sirloin, or shoulder)
  • 1 Tbs smoked paprika
  • 1 Tbs brown sugar
  • 3 tsp coarse sea salt
  • 2 tsp dark chili powder
  • 1 tsp chipotle chili powder
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder
  • 1/2 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/2 tsp powdered garlic
  • Oil, as needed


  • In a mixing bowl, combine paprika, sugar, salt, chili powder, chipotle chile powder, onion powder, cumin, and powdered garlic.
  • Pierce lamb with a fork several times on all sides; brush with oil then coat with the rub.
  • Let stand for 1 hour before cooking.
  • Cook times will vary depending on thickness of chops.
  • For 1-inch chops, broil or grill chops over medium heat for approximately 4 to 6 minutes per side, or until desired doneness.
  • Or, pan fry chops and then transfer to a baking sheet; finish cooking at 400F until desired doneness.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 232
  Calories from Fat 148 (64%)
(25%)Total Fat 17g
(35%)Saturated Fat 7g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(20%)Cholesterol 59mg
(62%)Sodium 1484mg
(9%)Potassium 304mg
Total Carbohydrate 6g
(5%)Dietary Fiber 1g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(30%)Protein 15g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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