Lamb Chop Sheet Pan Dinner

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Dinner is served with our Lamb Chop Sheet Pan Dinner. While lamb is usually a seasonal meat for Passover, this is a dish that can be served year round, and we are totally OK with that! Lamb is such a decadent meat, and when prepared the right way, it’s one that will have your taste buds watering for days on end. One of the best parts about this dish is that it incorporates sheet pans–this is an easy way to save on dishes, while providing an amazing meal without a lot of effort. Plus, all of the flavors perfectly melt together, which creates an out-of-this-world combination that will make this dinner a weekend staple.

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Not only is lamb juicy and flavorful, but it’s also a good source of protein, vitamin B12, zinc, and iron. Proteins function as building blocks for bones, muscles, cartilage, skin, and blood, and are also building blocks for enzymes, hormones, and vitamins (1), so it’s important to make sure you are getting enough of it in your diet! Along with protein, lamb is also rich in zinc, which is a mineral that helps us stay healthy. Zinc is found in cells throughout the body, and helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. The body also needs zinc to make proteins and DNA, the genetic material in all cells. Along with that, recent research has shown that zinc may be beneficial to those with diabetes–clinical trials have shown that patients who took zinc supplements showed improved glycaemic control and lipid parameters, with probable improvement in anti-oxidant status (2). So go ahead and enjoy this fabulous recipe–it will satisfy your stomach while giving you solid nutrition.

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Lamb Chop Sheet Pan Dinner
 
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Serves: 2 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 rack of lamb (1⅓ pounds)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic glaze, divided
  • 2 cups assorted baby potatoes, sliced in quarters
  • 2 cups Brussels sprouts, sliced
  • 1-2 teaspoons rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ¼ teaspoon ground pepper
  • ¼ teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice (optional)
Equipment:
  • Sheet pan
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 F.
  2. Place the sheet pan in the oven to warm up.
  3. Season the lamb with 1 teaspoon olive oil, minced garlic and 1 tablespoon of balsamic glaze and let it marinate while prepping other ingredients.
  4. Slice potatoes and Brussels sprouts.
  5. Remove the sheet pan from the oven, and place the potatoes and Brussels sprouts onto one side of it. Season the vegetables with rosemary, garlic powder, pepper, and salt.
  6. Place marinated lamb chops on the other side of the sheet pan, and put in the oven for 20 minutes. The lamb is done when the internal temperature reaches 145 F.
  7. Sprinkle the lamb with lemon juice, if desired, and serve with 1 tablespoon balsamic glaze as a dipping sauce.
Notes
If desired, substitute asparagus for Brussels sprouts.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 serving Calories: 515 calories, Fat: 25 grams, Saturated fat: 6 grams, Carbohydrates: 30 grams, Sugar: 3 grams, Sodium: 345 milligrams, Fiber: 6 grams, Protein: 47 grams, Cholesterol: 0 milligrams

(1) Why is it important to make lean or low-fat choices from the Protein Foods Group? Choose MyPlate. http://www.choosemyplate.gov/protein-foods-nutrients-health.

(2) R Jayawardena, P Ranasinghe, P Galappatthy, RLDK Malkanthi, GR Constantine and P Katulanda. Effects of zinc supplementation on diabetes mellitus: a systematic review and meta-analysis. Diabetology & Metabolic Syndrome. 2012;4(13). https://dmsjournal.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1758-5996-4-13.

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