Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with Béarnaise Sauce

Tender lamb chops cooked over a fire accented with a Bearnaise Sauce turns a Saturday evening into a special occasion every time. Bits of rosemary and garlic cling to the loin chops, roasting along with the meat creating a fragrant, succulent lamb dinner. It is so easy to prepare you’ll wonder why you waited for the weekend to make it. A classic Bearnaise sauce cradles the chops in herbaceous perfection.

Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with Bearnaise Sauce

Serves: 6
12     whole  lamb loin chops
12     cloves  garlic — chopped
dried rosemary
sea salt and pepper
extra virgin olive oil

Arrange lamb chops on a rimmed baking sheet. Generously drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and pepper on both sides. Rub garlic and rosemary over chops until covered. Transfer to a container or Ziploc bag and refrigerate at least 6 hours.

Light a charcoal grill and spread coals on only one side of the grill to allow for a cool zone on the other side. Place lamb directly over hot coals to sear each side 1-2 minutes, then rotate to the cool zone as needed. Grill lamb until medium-rare, about 10 minutes total, depending on size. The chops should have an internal temperature in the thickest part of the meat of 120° for medium-rare, 130° for medium.

Once done, remove chops from grill, tent with foil, and allow to rest for 10-15 minutes. Serve with Béarnaise Sauce.

Béarnaise Sauce

Yields approximately 1 cup
1/4      cup  tarragon leaves
2        small  shallots — minced very fine
1        tablespoons  champagne vinegar or tarragon vinegar
1/4      cup  dry white wine
3        egg yolks
8        tablespoons  butter — melted
pinch  white pepper
salt to taste

In a small saucepan, combine half the tarragon, shallots, vinegar, and wine over medium heat. Simmer until reduced by about half. Remove from heat and cool slightly.

In a food processor, blend pepper, yolks, and the tarragon reduction. With the processor running, slowly add the butter in a steady stream until all 8 tablespoons have been added. Remove from the processor and whisk-in remaining tarragon. Season with salt and pepper to taste.

Note: Sauce can be made in advance and kept warm set in a hot water bath until ready to serve.

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19 Responses to Grilled Lamb Loin Chops with Béarnaise Sauce

  1. Kevin (BBQ Smoker Site) July 30, 2011 at 4:24 pm #

    Great cook on those lamb chops! Also, nice instruction on direct/indirect grilling with hot and cool zones. :)

    • Judy July 31, 2011 at 7:21 am #

      Thanks for commenting, just found you on Face Book so I can follow your updates there.

  2. rsmacaalay July 31, 2011 at 2:46 am #

    I wish it was already summer here, I cant wait to do outdoor barbecue!

    • Judy July 31, 2011 at 7:23 am #

      I’ve thought about that as I’ve read your posts, enjoy the comfort food while you can, but I agree, there’s nothing like summer grilling.

  3. The Wookie July 31, 2011 at 8:44 am #

    Looks awesome! I have to try it.

  4. Christina July 31, 2011 at 6:07 pm #

    Oh man….there is nothing better then a big grilled lamb chop! These look incredible…wish I had one for dinner tonight! :)

  5. Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide July 31, 2011 at 7:41 pm #

    That entire meal looks amazing!

  6. thedrivencook July 31, 2011 at 8:10 pm #

    Lamb intimidates me- but you make it look easy!

  7. foodjaunts August 1, 2011 at 9:57 am #

    What did you serve on the side? Potato with bacon and blue cheese? Either way this whole meal looks fantastic.

    • Judy August 1, 2011 at 2:03 pm #

      Thanks, I was trying a new recipe from Family Fresh Cooking, Sweet Potatoes with Blue Cheese & Bacon, altered slightly to used crisp bacon bits rather than a larger piece of turkey bacon. Really good stuff! Thanks for stopping by and commenting, I appreciate that!

  8. tinkerbelle86 August 1, 2011 at 10:19 am #

    this looks great, lamb is one of my favourite things but i never try anything new. thanks!!

  9. Karen August 4, 2011 at 6:30 am #

    Your lamb dish looks great. The sauce really compliments the lamb.

  10. mjskit August 23, 2011 at 2:37 pm #

    I love lamb chops and this recipe looks wonderful! We grill lamb chops about once a month, so I’m always looking for a new recipe. Thanks for sharing this one!

    • Judy August 23, 2011 at 2:46 pm #

      Hope you like it!

  11. Jill August 31, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

    Hi Judy,
    Thanks so much for sharing your great recipe at FAT TUEDAY! I love the bernaise sauce and I will be trying it!

  12. Swathi September 1, 2011 at 10:41 am #

    Nice sauce and grilled lamb loin chops.Thanks for sharing with Hearth and soul blog hop.

  13. Alesha @ Full Time Mama March 25, 2013 at 10:13 pm #

    Yum, this looks awesome!! Thank you for sharing with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday! We’d love for you to come back again this week and share another awesome recipe with us!
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