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Lamb Chops with Coffee Chile Rub

Lamb Chops with Coffee Chile Rub

Lamb chops taste incredible with a balanced spice rub, some oil and flavor of a smokey, hot grill. There's nothing like grilled or seared lamb chops. The balance of bitter, spicy and savory notes in this rub work wonderfully with the lamb. 

A note about using whole dried chile peppers: Buy dried chile peppers and store in an airtight jar. Chop coarsely and grind in a spice mill or coffee grinder. Excess ground chile peppers can be stored for a week.   

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  • 4Servings


  • 4 Grow and Behold shoulder chops/rainbow chops, or 8 lamb chops
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground ancho chile pepper (with seeds)
  • 2 teaspoons freshly ground chipotle chile pepper (with seeds)
  • ½ teaspoon freshly ground coffee
  • ½ teaspoon raw sugar
  • ½ teaspoon toasted garlic (granulated)


Pat chops with a paper towel to remove excess moisture (chops should not feel wet). Mix spices together. Sprinkle evenly on chops. Cook to medium-rare.

Recipe by Naftali Hanau    

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