• *For the lamb*
  • 3 tablespoons medium-hot pure chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme, crumbled
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons salt
  • ¾ teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 rib lamb chops, each about 1 1/2
  • 1 inches thick
  • 2 cups hot pepper jelly
  • *For the hot pepper jelly*
  • 1 lb red bell peppers
  • ½ lb green bell peppers
  • 6 ½ cups sugar
  • 1 ½ cups cider vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons dried hot red pepper flakes
  • 9 ounces liquid pectin


1. For the lamb:
2. In a small bowl, stir together the chili powder, cumin, thyme, sugar,
3. salt,
4. allspice, and black pepper. Sprinkle the spice mixture over the chops, rub it
5. evenly all over the meat, and chill the chops, covered, for at least 4 hours or
6. overnight.
7. Prepare a grill with glowing coals or preheat the broiler. On the oiled
8. rack of
9. the grill or on a broiler pan in the broiler, grill or broil the chops 4 inches
10. from the heat for 5 to 7 minutes on each side for medium-rare meat. Serve the
11. chops with the pepper jelly.
12. For the pepper jelly:
13. Cut the bell peppers into 1-inch pieces and in a food processor chop them very
14. Transfer the chopped peppers to a deep kettle, add the sugar, vinegar, and
15. red pepper flakes, and bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until the sugar is
16. dissolved. Stir in the pectin and boil the mixture over moderately high heat,
17. stirring, until it reaches the jelly stage (222F on a candy thermometer).
18. Transfer the jelly to sterilized Mason-type jars (see sterilizing instructions
19. on
20. the pectin package), filling the jars to within 1/4 inch of the tops, wipe the
21. rims with a dampened towel, and seal the jars. The jelly keeps, sealed, in a
22. cool dark place indefinitely.
23. Makes about 7 cups.
24. Notes: This recipe is not very spicy hot at all. We use it on regular toast for
25. breakfast as well with for the grilled lamb chops. If you want it spicy, I would
26. recommend doubling the amount of red pepper flakes. It also makes a huge
27. batch--could easily be halved.





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