MY BBQ BABY LAMB CHOPS, with BLACK BEANS SALAD, PAN ROASTED BRUSSELS SPROUTS and SWEET POTATO
This is a small feast friends. The baby lamb chops are so tender and when you BBQ them with a simple seasoning, the flavor is elevated to a high level. Not to mention the cost per serving, ridiculous!
Approximate Prep and Cooking Time: 45 minutes
Approximate Cost: $22.94 or $7.65 per serving
Difficulty Level: ________ Easy __X__ Intermediate ____ Advanced
Ingredients for the BBQ lamb Chops
7 Baby lamb chops ($11.97)
1 tbsp. olive oil (.45)
Lemon salt and pepper (.10)
Ingredients for the Veggies
2 med-size sweet potatoes peeled and cubed. ($1.15)
2 c. Brussels sprouts, outer leaves removed and sliced ($2.33)
1 tsp. olive oil (.35)
Ingredients for the Salad
1 (15 oz.) can of black beans, drained and rinsed (.99)
1 ½ c. cherry tomatoes, rinsed and sliced ($1.00)
½ c. Cilantro, chopped (.30)
½ white onion, chopped (.15)
2 ½ c. baby spinach ($1.75)
1 tsp. balsamic vinegar (.15), 2 tbsp. olive oil, (.90) = ($1.05)
Salt and pepper to taste (.10)
1 avocado ($1.25)
Prep the Brussels sprouts and sweet potatoes as mentioned above and as follow:
Soften the sweet potatoes in water until tender; however not done, drain, set aside.
Clean the lamb chops, remove all the visible fat and season with 1 tbsp. olive oil and lemon salt and pepper.
BBQ the chops until the thermometer reads 140 degrees F to 145 for medium-well.
While the lamb cooks, prepare the salad: chop the cilantro and onion; slice the tomatoes; drain and rinse the beans, spin them dry and add all the aforementioned ingredients into a salad bowl.
Prepare the balsamic vinaigrette, whisk well and drizzle over the salad.
To plate in a small soup bowl, add a handful of baby spinach, then top it with the beans salad and garnish with cilantro leaves.
In a sauté pan with olive oil, sauté the Brussels sprouts until golden brown. Remove.
In the same pan, sauté the sweet potato cubes until golden brown as well. Remove.
Serve 2 lamb chops per plate with sautéed veggies and avocado. DONE!
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