Seared Lamb with Balsamic Sauce*

6 points

Yield:  4 servings (serving size: 2 chops and about 2 1/2 tablespoons sauce)

2 teaspoons olive oil
8 (4-ounce) lamb loin chops, trimmed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 cup finely chopped red onion
2 garlic cloves, chopped
1/4 cup dry red wine
1/3 cup fat-free, less-sodium beef broth
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar

1. Heat olive oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle lamb loin chops with salt and pepper. Add lamb to pan, and cook 3 minutes or until browned. Turn lamb over, and cook 4 minutes or until desired degree of doneness. Remove lamb from pan; keep warm. Add chopped onion and garlic to pan; cook 3 minutes or until onion is tender. Add wine; bring to a boil. Cook 3 minutes or until liquid evaporates. Stir in broth and balsamic vinegar; bring to a boil. Cook 2 minutes or until reduced to about 2/3 cup. Serve sauce with lamb.

CALORIES 253 ; FAT 11.6g (sat 3.7g,mono 5.7g,poly 0.9g); CHOLESTEROL 90mg; CALCIUM 34mg; CARBOHYDRATE 5.9g; SODIUM 357mg; PROTEIN 29.4g; FIBER 0.8g; IRON 2.2mg

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