Farm-style lamb chops

Farm-style lamb chops

Ingredients (4 servings)

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 8 (1.2kg) small lamb forequarter or shoulder chops, trimmed
  • 1 large brown onion, cut into wedges
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon mix seasoning of choice (Moroccan seasoning works good)
  • 400g can crushed tomatoes
  • 400g can chickpeas, drained, rinsed
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled, cut into 1cm slices
  • ½ cup chicken stock
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves


Preheat oven to 160°C/140°C fan-forced. Heat oil in a 10 cup-capacity flameproof, ovenproof dish over high heat. Cook lamb, in batches, for 2 to 3 minutes each side or until just browned. Transfer to a plate. Add onion and garlic to dish. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until onion has softened. Add seasoning. Cook, stirring, for 1 minute or until fragrant.

Return chops to dish. Add tomato, chickpeas, carrot and stock. Stir to combine. Season with pepper. Cover tightly with foil. Bake for 2 hours or until lamb is tender. Remove foil. Bake for 30 minutes or until sauce has reduced slightly.

Sprinkle with parsley. Serve and enjoy.

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