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Lamb Chops With Fresh Bell Peppers and Basil

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 20 min.
Cook Time: 20 min.
Total: 40 min.
Sweet and subtle stir-fried vegetables balance out peppery and bold lamb chops in this quick dish.


  • 4 lamb shoulder chops (blade or round bone), cut 3/4-inch thick
  • 2 tsp lemon pepper
  • 2 tsp garlic powder
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 Tbs olive oil, divided
  • 1 small red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cup onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup slivered almonds, toasted and chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 Tbs red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned salt
  • 1/2 tsp seasoned pepper


  • Season lamb chops with lemon pepper, garlic powder, and rosemary.
  • In large skillet, heat 1 1/2 tablespoons oil and sauté chops, browning well on each side, and cooking to desired degree of doneness.
  • Remove chops from skillet to heat-proof platter; cover and keep warm.
  • Wipe out skillet and heat remaining oil.
  • Add bell pepper, onion, and garlic.
  • Quickly stir-fry vegetables for 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Add almonds, basil, vinegar, salt, and pepper and stir-fry an additional 2 to 3 minutes.
  • Pour over chops and serve.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 306
  Calories from Fat 177 (58%)
(31%)Total Fat 20g
(22%)Saturated Fat 4g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(25%)Cholesterol 76mg
(11%)Sodium 253mg
(14%)Potassium 482mg
Total Carbohydrate 7g
(8%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 2g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(49%)Protein 25g
* 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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