Delicious Lamb Chops in Rich Wine Sauce Recipe

Welcome to my kitchen, where today I’m excited to share with you a recipe that will take your taste buds on a culinary journey to the land of Lebanon. Get ready for an explosion of flavors in your mouth as we prepare the most succulent lamb chops in wine sauce you’ve ever tasted.

But why this recipe? Well, this dish is one that I’ve been making for years and it never fails to impress my guests. It’s easy to make, yet retains that wow factor that will have everyone at the table asking for more.

With its rich depth of flavor from the lamb combined with the tangy, bold taste of the wine sauce, this Lebanese recipe is perfect for any occasion – whether it’s a romantic dinner for two or a family gathering.

So, trust me, when I say that once you’ve tried these lamb chops in wine sauce, there’s no going back. Get your apron on and let’s dive right into this delicious and flavorful recipe together!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce (Lebanese recipe)
Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce (Lebanese recipe)

I am a huge fan of lamb chops, and when they are cooked with a Lebanese twist and infused with wine sauce, I mean, who wouldn’t love this recipe? It’s hard not to fall in love with the explosion of flavors that come together in one dish!

This Lebanese Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce recipe is for all the food lovers out there looking for a change from their usual dinners. This dish is perfect for a fancy dinner party or date night at home. The savory and buttery lamb chops coated in a mouth-watering wine sauce will impress your guests and satisfy your cravings.

What’s great about this recipe is that it’s easy to make, and the ingredients used are readily available. The use of white wine in this recipe adds richness and depth to the flavors while balancing the saltiness of the lamb. The garlic sauce also gives it an exotic kick, giving you that delicious Middle Eastern experience.

If you enjoy experimenting with new flavors and exciting recipes, you will surely love this dish. Whether you are a meat lover or just looking to try something new, this recipe is perfect for you. It’s versatile and can be paired with a variety of sides like mashed potatoes, roasted vegetables or even indulgent creamed spinach.

In conclusion, You’ll love this dish because it has a unique taste that enhances the natural flavor of the meat, making it an excellent option for special occasions or just as a treat to yourself. Whip up this Lebanese Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce recipe as soon as possible and you’ll definitely thank me for it!

Ingredient List

 Sizzling lamb chops in a savory wine sauce
Sizzling lamb chops in a savory wine sauce


  • 6 lamb chops
  • Salt and black pepper (for seasoning the lamb chops)
  • 2 cups of white wine
  • 1/4 cup of ketchup
  • 1/2 cup of flour
  • Olive oil
  • 1/2 stick butter (combine with salt and pepper)
  • 1 cup of chopped mushrooms
  • Lebanese garlic sauce
  • Mint sauce (for serving with lamb chops)

In the ingredient list, bolded are the important ingredients that play a major role in this Lebanese recipe. The white wine used in this recipe helps to tenderize the meat and adds delicious flavor to the sauce. Similarly, chopped mushrooms also provide a unique flavor to the dish. On the other hand, Lebanese garlic sauce plays an essential part in adding traditional Lebanese taste to the dish.

The Recipe How-To

 A taste of Lebanon in every bite
A taste of Lebanon in every bite


  1. Preheat the oven to 375°F (190°C).
  2. In a large bowl, combine ¼ cup of olive oil, 1 tablespoon of salt and 1 tablespoon of black pepper.
  3. Add in the lamb chops, mushrooms, and garlic paste. Mix well.
  4. Cover with a plastic wrap and let it marinate in the fridge for about 1 hour.


  1. Take out the lamb chops from the fridge and let them sit at room temperature for 30 minutes before cooking.
  2. In a large oven-proof skillet, heat up 2 tablespoons of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  3. Remove the lamb chops from the marinade, shake off the excess marinade from the chops, then place them in the hot skillet. Cook for 3 minutes per side or until golden brown.
  4. Once golden brown, transfer to a plate and set them aside.
  5. Add 1 tablespoon of butter to the skillet and sauté the sliced mushrooms until they are tender.
  6. Pour in ½ cup of white wine into the skillet and deglaze by scraping down any bits at the bottom of the skillet with a spatula.
  7. Let it all come to a boil then reduce to medium-high heat until it reduces slightly by ¼ its original volume.
  8. Sprinkle 1 tablespoon of flour on top while continuously stirring for 1 minute to avoid lumps from forming.
  9. Add in 2 tablespoons of ketchup and continue stirring for another minute.
  10. Add back in the seared lamb chops along with any juices back into skillet.
  11. Let it cook in simmering wine sauce for an additional 10-15 minutes until lamb is fully cooked or reaches your desired doneness.


16.Serve hot with sides of your choosing like roasted potatoes, rice or asparagus.


Substitutions and Variations

 Perfectly grilled and smothered in a rich and aromatic sauce
Perfectly grilled and smothered in a rich and aromatic sauce

This Lebanese recipe is absolutely delicious as is, but there are numerous substitutions and variations that you can make to customize it to your preferences. Here are some ideas to experiment with:

– Lamb: If you’re not a fan of lamb, you can substitute it with beef, chicken or even fish. Chicken may require less cooking time and beef may need more cooking time than the lamb.

– Sauce: This recipe calls for white wine in the sauce, but if you prefer red wine or don’t consume alcohol just skip the wine or replace it with a non-alcoholic wine such as grape juice or apple juice.

– Mushroom: If you’re not a mushroom fan, you can omit this ingredient from the sauce or replace it with any other ingredients of your choice like bell peppers.

– Garlic Sauce: This recipe traditionally uses Lebanese garlic sauce, but if you don’t have any on hand, a clove of minced garlic will do in a pinch. You can also use a garlic-mustard sauce for an extra kick.

– Chimichurri Sauce: Instead of a Lebanese twist in the chimichurri sauce, you could add your own combination of herbs such as basil or parsley to make it your own.

– Mint sauce: Replace the mint sauce with another flavor such as cilantro or dill for an alternative twist.

With these substitutions and variations available at your fingertips, this Lebanese lamb chops in wine sauce recipe can become endless in its potential flavor combinations!

Serving and Pairing

 Elevate your dinner game with this mouth-watering recipe
Elevate your dinner game with this mouth-watering recipe

The Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce is a masterpiece that will make your taste buds dance with joy. It is a perfect dish to serve at dinner parties, fancy events or intimate dinners. You can serve this Lebanese dish with grape leaves, oven -roasted or grilled vegetables, mashed potatoes, rice, or bread as they would at a traditional Lebanese feast.

The dish works best when paired with a full-bodied wine. The white wine used in the recipe pairs perfectly with the lamb’s delicate flavor, enhancing the wine’s fruity and floral notes. The best pairing options for Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce include Red Wine Sauce or Chimichurri sauce; both complement the flavors of this dish while adding their unique twists.

If you are feeling adventurous and want to explore new pairing combinations, try matching your lamb chops in wine sauce with an easy orange harissa or mint sauce. These two sauces bring a middle eastern and Mediterranean vibe to the table, which complements the Lebanese twist in this recipe perfectly.

For those who prefer non-alcoholic beverages, you can enjoy this dish with a variety of fresh juices like pomegranate juice or lemon juice mixed with soda water with a dash of honey.

Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce is perfect for all seasons and occasions; its rich savory flavor promises an unforgettable dining experience if served and paired correctly.

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

 The ultimate comfort food with a Mediterranean twist
The ultimate comfort food with a Mediterranean twist

One of the best things about this Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce recipe is that you can prepare it ahead of time without losing the flavors. You can make the lamb chops and wine sauce separately and store them in the refrigerator for up to three days. When you’re ready to serve, simply reheat the sauce and lamb chops on the stove over low heat, stirring occasionally.

If you’re preparing this dish for a large group of people, you can grill or pan-sear the lamb chops a day before and make the wine sauce on the serving day itself. This technique not only will save your precious time on the day of your gathering but adding sauce right before serving will enhance its taste even more.

Another great idea is to prepare a double batch of this Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce recipe as it freezes well too! Pour the cooled prepared wine sauce into an air-tight container and freeze it separately from cooked lamb chops. Then, when you’re ready to enjoy it again, thaw it overnight in the refrigerator and reheat both lamb chops and wine sauce together on a low heat stove on serving day.

Pro tip: Don’t overheat lamb chops as they can quickly become rubbery; thus, heating them at a slow pace gives them ample time to warm up properly without destroying their taste. Always reheat it gently so that your guests can still feel its extraordinary texture that invokes feelings of culinary adventure.

Tips for Perfect Results

 The perfect dish for special occasions or date night
The perfect dish for special occasions or date night

To achieve the best results when cooking lamb chops in wine sauce, there are some important tips to keep in mind. Here are my top tips to help you make a delicious and memorable meal.

1. Sear the Chops First

Before adding the lamb chops to the wine sauce, it’s best to give them a quick sear in a hot skillet with some olive oil. This will help to lock in the juices and flavor, giving your lamb a crispy crust.

2. Choose the Right Wine

Your choice of wine can make or break this recipe. For the best flavor, choose a dry and fruity white wine, such as Sauvignon Blanc or Chardonnay. However, if you prefer a deeper flavor, go for a red wine like Cabernet Sauvignon or Merlot.

3. Add Flavorful Ingredients

To add complexity and depth to your wine sauce, consider using flavorful ingredients like mushrooms or garlic. These ingredients will complement the lamb and the wine while giving your sauce a rich taste.

4. Don’t Overcook

Lamb chops should be cooked to medium-rare for optimal flavor and tenderness. If you cook them too long, they’ll become tough and dry. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the internal temperature of each chop reaches 145°F.

5. Let them Rest

After cooking the lamb chops, allow them to rest for at least five minutes before serving. This will help to redistribute their juices throughout the meat, resulting in succulent and tender lamb.

By following these tips, you’ll be sure to produce lamb chops in wine sauce that are juicy, flavorful, and impressive.

Bottom Line

In conclusion, Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce is an intricate and delicious Lebanese recipe that will undoubtedly excite your taste buds with its robust and exotic flavor. The dish’s tender meat and rich sauce will leave you feeling satisfied but wanting more. This recipe can be customized to suit your preferences, with various substitutions and variations that can transform it into a different taste altogether.

So why not add this versatile lamb chops recipe to your arsenal? It is perfect for intimate dinners, family gatherings, or even backyard barbecues. With its versatility and ease of preparation, you won’t have to struggle to concoct the perfect meal.

This dish is a great way to start experimenting with Middle Eastern cuisine without sacrificing any of the traditional flavors you love. Give Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce a try; paired with a refreshing mint sauce or a spicy harissa, it will add a Lebanese twist to your dinner table. You won’t be disappointed!

Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce (Lebanese recipe)

Lamb Chops in Wine Sauce (Lebanese recipe) Recipe

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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 15 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Lebanese
Servings 6 yummy chops
Calories 321.8 kcal


  • 6 large lamb chops
  • 1/4 cup ketchup
  • flour
  • 1/2 cup white wine
  • butter
  • 1/2 cup mushroom
  • salt
  • black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon your favourite steak sauce


  • Flour chops well and season as desired.
  • Combine butter, salt, pepper, ketchup, wine, mushrooms and steak sauce.
  • Pour over chops.
  • Simmer for about 1 hour or so until chops are done.

Add Your Own Notes


Serving: 136gCalories: 321.8kcalCarbohydrates: 3.2gProtein: 15.9gFat: 25.4gSaturated Fat: 11.2gCholesterol: 70.3mgSodium: 165.9mgFiber: 0.1gSugar: 2.6g
Keyword < 4 Hours, Asian, Easy, Grains, Lamb/Sheep, Lebanese, Lunch, Meat, Middle Eastern, Stew, Stove Top, Vegetable, Very Low Carbs, Weeknight
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