How to Slow Cook Lamb Chops With Onions

Lamb chops are complemented by a mint sauce.

You might be inclined to make pork chops, but for an interesting alternative try lamb chops. However, lamb is fattier than some other meats with 18 g of fat, 7 of which are saturated, in a 3-oz. loin chop. The same serving size of a pork loin chop contains 9 g of fat and 3 g of saturated fat; a beef roast has 8 g of fat and 3 g of saturated fat; and skinless chicken contains 7 g of fat and 2 g of saturated fat. If you choose lamb, slow cooking is a delicious way to cook it.

Step 1

Spread the sliced onions evenly on the bottom of the slow cooker.

Step 2

Mix the salt, pepper, oregano, thyme and garlic powder in a small bowl. Spread this rub onto both sides of each lamb chop with your fingers.

Step 3

Lay the lamp chops on top of the onions in the slow cooker, and sprinkle the minced garlic cloves over them.

Step 4

Cook the lamp chops in the slow cooker for 5.5 to 6 hours on the high setting or 11 to 12 hours on the low setting, or until the meat is tender and falls apart easily.

Things You'll Need

  • 1 medium onion, sliced

  • 1/4 tsp. salt

  • 1/8 tsp. pepper

  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

  • 1/2 tsp. dried thyme

  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder

  • 2 minced garlic cloves


As an alternative, you can substitute chicken breasts, pork chops or a beef roast for the lamb in this recipe.