Shoulder Chops with Chipotle Cherry Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 5 min.
Cook Time: 25 min.
Total: 30 min.
Chipotle peppers, cherries, and a ruby red port add a rich, sweet heat to these delectable lamb chops.

Ingredients

  • 4 lamb chops (loin, rib, sirloin or shoulder)
  • 1/4 cup red onion, minced
  • 3 Tbs butter
  • 1/2 cup ruby red port
  • 1 cup dried cherries
  • 1 cup chicken stock
  • 2 Tbs honey
  • 1 tsp fresh thyme, chopped
  • 1 Tbs cornstarch
  • 1 tsp chipotle peppers in adobo, canned, drained, minced
  • Salt, to taste

Directions

  • In a medium-sized saucepan, over medium heat, cook onion in butter for about 2 minutes. Add port and stir; simmer until liquid is reduced by 1/3. Stir in dried cherries, chicken stock, honey and thyme; simmer for 2 to 3 minutes. Thicken sauce by mixing 1 tablespoon cornstarch with 2 tablespoons water and whisking into simmering mixture. Add chipotle peppers and salt.
  • Cook times will vary depending on thickness of chops. For 1-inch chops, broil, grill or pan-fry chops over medium heat for approximately 4 to 6 minutes per side or until desired doneness. Spoon warmed sauce over chops.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 482
  Calories from Fat 201 (42%)
(35%)Total Fat 22g
(52%)Saturated Fat 10g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(46%)Cholesterol 139mg
(9%)Sodium 209mg
(20%)Potassium 696mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
(7%)Dietary Fiber 2g
Sugars 23g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(71%)Protein 35g
* 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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