Seared Lamb with Artichokes and Potatoes

Want a great cut for the grill? lamb loin chops look like little meaty little T-bone steaks, and that’s exactly what they are. In this recipe, Chef Ben Spangler demonstrates cooking seared lamb with artichokes and crushed potatoes. We use chops in this recipe, but a loin or stir-fry meat will work well too.

Plated lamb loin chops
Plated lamb loin chops

Chef’s Tips

  • When cooking small lamb chops, at least 30 minutes before you are ready to begin grilling, remove the chops from the refrigerator and allow to come to room temperature. If they were frozen be sure they are completely thawed.
  • Grass fed lamb fat is flavorful, healthy, and clean tasting. Trim off the extra fat to your preference but don’t trim too close as the fat adds a good depth of flavor and insulates the meat. Salt, pepper, and a touch of herbs is all the flavoring premium lamb needs.
  • Pressing rosemary sprigs into the meat infuses the flavor of the herbs into the lamb.
Lamb Loin Chop Grilled with artichokes.
Lamb loin chops with rosemary and artichokes on the griddle.

This recipe is by chef Ben Spangler. Hailing from Minnesota, Ben draws from his Midwestern roots to create dishes that are unpretentious and delicious. Ben has competed on national television for the Food Network and appeared on local Minneapolis food networks. He is currently executive chef at Mercy in Minneapolis.

Chef Ben Spangler.

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Lamb Loin Chops on Grill
Lamb Loin Chops on Grill with Artichokes.

Prepare a hot fire in a grill. Place the chops on the grill and cook, turning once, until nicely charred and done to rare or medium-rare. Grilled lamb is one of the best ways to enjoy this luscious meat.

More Grilled Lamb Recipes

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Grilled Lamb Heart Skewers

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Lamb Loin Chop Grilled with artichokes.
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Seared Lamb with Artichokes and Potatoes

Simple griddled lamb chops with fresh cooked artichokes and potatoes.
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time20 minutes
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 4 People
Calories: 456kcal
Cost: 20


  • 1 paring knife for the artichokes
  • 1 Griddle or wood fire grill


  • 4 ea Shepherd Song Farm lamb loin chops
  • 1 lemon
  • 10 small baby potatoes
  • 2 globe artichokes
  • 2 oz arugula
  • 1 oz thyme
  • 1 oz parsley
  • 1 sprig rosemary
  • .5 oz mixed nuts
  • Olive oil
  • Salt and pepper


Artichokes and Potatoes

  • Clean artichokes
  • Slice lemon into slivers
  • Rough chop mixed nuts
  • Remove thyme from branches and parsley leaves from stems
  • Add potatoes to water in small sauce pot. Set aside.
  • Press rosemary into loin chop and drizzle with oil.
  • Add cleaned artichokes to potatoes into pot and cook on medium heat. Boil until artichokes are tender, 15 minutes.
  • Remove artichokes from the pot and continue to cook potatoes until tender, then remove and cool.
  • Slice artichokes thin.
  • Smash potatoes until flat. Season with salt and pepper and drizzle with oil and chopped rosemary.

Lamb Loin Chops

  • Prepare grill to medium heat.
  • Season loin chops with salt and pepper.
  • Add artichokes and lamb loin chops herb side down
  • Caramelize artichokes without burning.
  • Squeeze lemon over artichokes and set aside.
  • Flip meat when cooked a third through.
  • When lamb chops reach medium rare, 130-135 °F remove from heat
  • Allow to rest for about 5 minutes.

Finish and Serve

  • Plate potatoes first, followed by artichokes and arugula.
  • Season with olive oil, salt and pepper.
  • Squeeze extra lemon over the top.
  • Place lamb loin chops on top and garnish with chopped nuts and olive oil.



Lamb chops are used here but goat chops can be substituted, or use stir fry meat or lamb loin. 


Serving: 2chops | Calories: 456kcal | Carbohydrates: 300g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 10mg | Potassium: 176mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1276IU | Vitamin C: 37mg | Calcium: 68mg | Iron: 2mg