Grilled Chili Rubbed Lamb Chops

Recipe Description

Purchased from the Colvin Estate in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1989. Dated 1952. This one is marked as Robbie's Favorite Lamb Dish.


  • 3 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1-tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons crumbled dried thyme
  • 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 rib Lamb chops
  • 2 cups chile pepper|hot pepper jelly
  • chile pepper|hot pepper Jelly:
  • 1 pound red bell pepper
  • ½ pound green bell pepper
  • 6-1/2-cups Granulated sugar|Sugar
  • 1-1/2-cups cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 9 ounces liquid pectin


  1. In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, cumin, thyme, Granulated sugar|Sugar, salt, allspice, and black pepper.
  2. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the chops, rub it evenly all over the meat, and chill the chops, covered, for at least 4 hours or overnight.
  3. Prepare a grill with glowing coals or preheat the broiler.
  4. On the oiled rack of the grill or on a broiler pan in the broiler, grill or broil the chops 4 inches from the heat for 7 minutes on each side.
  5. Serve the chops with the pepper jelly.
  6. For the pepper jelly:
  7. Cut the bell peppers into 1-inch pieces and in a food processor chop them very fine.
  8. Transfer the chopped peppers to a deep kettle, add the Granulated sugar|Sugar, vinegar, and red pepper flakes, and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the Granulated sugar|Sugar is dissolved. Stir in the pectin and boil the mixture over moderately high heat, stirring, until it reaches the jelly stage.
  9. Transfer the jelly to sterilized jars, filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the tops, wipe the rims with a dampened towel, and seal the jars.
  10. The jelly keeps, sealed, in a cool dark place indefinitely.
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