American Lamb Rib Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes & Rosemary Butter


June 30, 2022

Recipe provided by the American Lamb Board (American Lamb Rib Chops with Mashed Sweet Potatoes and Rosemary Butter | American Lamb).

  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 30 mins


8 American lamb rib chops, 4 ounces each, 1in thick

4 tsp Fresh rosemary leaves, finely chopped & divided

1 tbsp Garlic, finely chopped

1/2 tsp Black pepper

4 tbsp Unsalted butter, room temperature

Salt & pepper

4 Medium sweet potatoes, 2lbs total, peeled & cut into 1.5-2in chunks


1In a small bowl, combine 1 tablespoon rosemary, garlic and pepper. Rub evenly over American Lamb chops; refrigerate.

2For Rosemary Butter: In a bowl, mix together butter, remaining rosemary and salt and pepper as desired. Reserve.

3Bring large pot of water to a boil; add sweet potatoes. Cook until potatoes are very tender, 15 to 18 minutes. Drain and mash potatoes by hand or with an electric mixer until smooth, adding 2 tablespoons Rosemary Butter. Keep warm.

4Grill or broil chops to medium-rare doneness (140°F), 7 to 11 minutes, turning once or twice.

5Serve chops with sweet potatoes and top with remaining Rosemary Butter.

6Serving suggestion: Serve with a side green salad and sliced bread.