Slow Cooker Lamb Chops With Tomatoes and Garlic

Lamb chops with tomatoes and garlic

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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 7 hrs
Total: 7 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
233 Calories
15g Fat
8g Carbs
17g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 233
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 6g 31%
Cholesterol 49mg 16%
Sodium 324mg 14%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 3g
Protein 17g
Vitamin C 11mg 53%
Calcium 47mg 4%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 439mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Lamb chops have a loftier reputation than pork chops, but making them is just as simple. This recipe uses basic ingredients to pull together traditional lamb chops in a slow cooker.

This recipe calls for tender lamb loin chops to be used but, since the cooking time is 5 to 7 hours, a more economical cut of lamb like shoulder chops can be used. The long, slow cook will break down the connective tissue in the tougher shoulder cut, making it succulent and fork-tender.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 4 loin lamb chops, or shoulder chops

  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

  • 2/3 cup beef broth

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 clove garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste

  • 4 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • Dash kosher salt, or to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, or to taste

  • Chopped fresh parsley, for garnish

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Heat vegetable oil in a skillet or sauté pan over medium-high heat.

  3. Coat lamb chops with flour and brown them quickly on both sides in the hot oil.

  4. Transfer lamb chops to slow cooker.

  5. In a medium saucepan, combine beef broth, tomatoes, minced garlic, tomato paste, and sliced celery. Add salt and pepper to taste. Bring mixture to a boil, stirring occasionally. 

  6. Pour hot tomato mixture over lamb chops in slow cooker.

  7. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes, then turn to low and continue cooking for 5 to 7 hours.

  8. Adjust seasoning to taste and serve chops sprinkled with plenty of chopped parsley.

Recipe Variation

  • If you prefer, use chicken rather than beef broth.