aussie open fire lamb chops

lamb chops

Lamb Chops

If you want to attract friends galore, then do this, create a contained open fire grill, and grill long bone lamb chops! You’ll be a hero with this recipe!

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Believe me, I donโ€™t partner with any brand unless I truly believe in and support their product(s). And, most importantly, would feed these products to my family and friends! All these opinions and the creation of this recipe are credited to me.

How to Season Lamb Chops

Honestly, when you purchase the best ingredients, it doesn’t take much to improve the taste. And, that’s precisely the case with these Aussie chops. They’re the long bone type and perfect for grilling on an open fire.

Wood Fire Grills

I’m not talking a gas grill, but you could do this recipe on a gas grill. I’m talking wood fire grilling. And, if you’re lucky enough to have the proper equipment to do this, then this recipe for lamb chops, ever so simple and delicious, will be  gobbled up like lollipops!

Grilling on an open fire creates such a subtle yet delicious smokey taste and with the simple seasoning for these chops, that’s about all you need to bring out immense flavor. Naturally tender and full of nutrients because this lamb is grassfed, you can be assured that you’re eating healthy. I can tell you that at this party, our guests consumed almost one hundred of these lamb chops. I mean they flew off the grill!

Best Grilling Charcoal

I’ve also done this recipe grilling on charcoal. Now charcoal is probably easier to use than the wood fire grills, since it’s more easily accessible in your grocery store. Just pick up a bag of charcoal. One of my favorite charcoals is Kingsford for several reasons, so if you’re interested in knowing why, I’ve written  about this long-burning smokey charcoal for cooking outdoors. 

Grilling a Lamb Chop

Grilling a lamb chop takes virtually no time at all. That’s why you want to remain vigilant and not get distracted. These long-bone lamb chops aren’t super thick, so in about two minutes per side on a hot live fire grill that can reach temps of 500 plus, your chop will cook quickly! 

How long to Grill Lamb Loin Chops

Remember you’ll move those lamb chops off to the side of the grill and then off the grill, so they will continue to cook from the internal and residual heat. I suggest you err on the side of under cooking. You can always throw the lamb chop back on the grill to cook more. But, hey, we can’t UNcook a well done lamb chop. 

Grilled Lamb Chops Temp

You can use your digital instant-read thermometer to check the temperature of your chops on the grill. We like ours medium rare, which is a temperature of 125 degrees. You decide what temperature is best for you and your guests. It’s really important to invest in a good digital thermometer if you’re doing any type of grilling, whether it’s gas, wood or charcoal. Your thermometer is essential. Other lamb chop temperatures:

  • RARE 120 degrees
  • MEDIUM 130 degrees
  • WELL DONE 145 degrees

How to Eat Lamb Chops

Oh, how to eat lamb chops in my mind is only one way. Cave man or woman style! Yes, that’s why I love these long-bone chops. The bone is your little ‘handle’ that you hold while you munch on the tender juicy flavorful meat. And, don’t forget that gnawing is allowed. The meat is sweeter closer to the bone! 

After the chops were cooked, and I quickly instructed one of our guests how to grill them (hey, I had a lot to do and couldn’t stand around the firepit and grill!), folks would walk up, grab the slim long bone that was the ‘handle’ and gobble down the tender succulent meat!

Yes, you don’t need much more than this to throw an awesome party. Maybe a few salads, some good wine and beer and lots of happy hungry guests. Your party will be memorable to the nth degree! I promise!!

What to Serve with Grilled Lamb Chops

Really you can serve about anything that you want to with grilled lamb chops. Like other red meats, it’s delicious with just a salad and potato. Since the lamb chops are the star of the show, I try not to have them compete with the cast of side characters. So most of my lamb side dishes are more like fresh salads and vegetables that are simply prepared. 

lamb chops

Lamb Side Dishes

Here are some of my suggested lamb side dishes:

Cumin Coriander Chopped Salad

Bokchoy Cabbage Ginger Slaw

Appalachian Cucumber Buttermilk Salad

Crunchy Pineapple Blueberry Slaw

Cucumber Celery Olive Odyssey Salad

Ultimate Caprese Salad

Blue Cheese Cole Slaw


lamb chops

lamb chops

aussie open fire lamb chops

Yield: Serves: About 6-8 people

If you want to attract friends galore, then do this, create a contained open fire grill, and grill long bone lamb chops! You'll be a hero with this recipe!


  • 18-24 long bone lamb chops
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tsp. sea salt
  • 2 tsp. coarse ground pepper
  • 2 Tbl. Braggs Nutritional Yeast
  • 1 tsp. red chili flakes
  • 2 Tbl. Kirkland No-Salt Organic Seasoning Mixture


Put the lamb chops in a very large wooden or glass bowl.

In another small bowl, whisk together the olive, oil, salt, pepper, nutritional yeast, red chili flakes and a seasoning mixture. Pour on the lamb chops.

Massage the oil/seasoning mixture into the chops.

Place on a hot open fire grill and cook on each side about two to three minutes (depending upon thickness of the lamb chop).

Remove to a platter and eat immediately!

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  1. Miss Ally, I recently referred my daughter to your delicious blog after she asked: “Mama, how do I cook lamb?” (I deferred to the expert and directed her here, xo.) The folks at True Aussie Beef & Lamb are blessed to have you as their ambassador. What I wouldn’t give to be one of your guests, too! YUM! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Oh, dear Kimmeee! You are such a blessing. You know, I’ve learned so so much about lamb, lamb preparation and lamb cooking since I’ve been w/True Aussie. These open fire lamb chops are beyond amazing and so so simple. I hope Bebe girl tries them…sending love and hugs! xoxo ~ally

  2. Beverley Press says:

    The recipe looks so tastey and simple ingredients which makes a bbq even better. I love getting your emails and I do read every single one. I’m sorry if I don’t get time to comment on each and every one but I just wanted you to know how much I love you and your fabulous blog. Thank you xoxo

    1. My dear Beverley!! It’s Sunday morning, and YOU have made my day!! THANK YOU!! Reading your comment makes all the time and energy that goes into creating posts, worthwhile! Thank you for being the sweetest cupcake goddess ever!! xoxo

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