Costco Lamb Loin Chops - How to Cook, Calories, and Price
Kirkland Signature Lamb Loin Chops at Costco
I’ll be honest, I’ve seen this product in Costco for many, many years now, and I have never purchased it until today. I was always much more drawn to the rack of lamb that is usually sitting right next to these lamb loin chops, but I just couldn’t resist the $3 discount Costco was offering. It’s not a huge discount, but I’m a sucker for saving money.
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What are Lamb Loin Chops?
One of the big reasons I’ve never purchased these lamb loin chops is that I didn’t even really know what they were. After some research, I’ve learned that they are a small T-bone look-a-like with lamb loin on one side and a small filet on the other. They come from behind the lamb’s rib and are leaner than lamb chops.
Costco Cost Comparison
How Much Do Costco Lamb Loin Chops Cost?
The Lamb Loin Chops are packaged in 2.25-3 pound packages and sell for $7.99 a pound. Most packs cost between $18 and $23.
My pack cost $23.73 at retail and included 8 individual lamb loin chops, which breaks down to $2.96 each.
Are Costco Lamb Loin Chops Expensive?
Costco’s lamb loin chops are fairly priced. Lamb is typically pricier than other meats, but $7.99 is on par with what lamb loin chops cost.
There are better meat options in this price range, but this is not a ridiculous price for lamb.
Costco Vs. The Competition
Sam’s Club sells 100% grass-fed lamb loin chops from New Zealand for $8.98 a pound. Their lamb loin chops are more expensive than Costco’s but also appear to be of higher quality.
I don’t say this often, but I think Sam’s Club wins this one.
How to Cook Costco Lamb Loin Chops
Skillet Cooking Directions
The best way to cook this will be on a hot skillet. The outside gets a nice sear that locks in the mild flavor of the lamb, while keeping the inside moist and juicy. I used a slightly modified recipe from Perrysplate.com, and the lamb loin chops cooked perfectly.
Oven Baked Directions
If you want to avoid the hassle of cooking on the stove, check out this recipe from Pinchandswirl.com. It’s an easy oven cook that will make absolutely delicious and flavorful lamb loin chops.
Lamb Loin Chop Taste Test
I cooked my Costco Lamb Loin Chops on the skillet, and I thought the lamb loin chops were solid.
The outside had a nice crisp sear, and the inside was medium to medium-rare. No complaints about the cook.
The meat itself had a more mild gaminess than I expected. Usually, when I open up a package of lamb, the gamy smell fills the air, but that was lacking with these Costco lamb loin chops.
I did catch a couple whiffs of the gamey smell when I started to cook the lamb.
The T-bone separates two very distinct pieces of meat. The larger portion of meat was fairly lean and was very mild in flavor and gaminess.
The lamb meat was slightly tough and more reminiscent of beef than lamb.
The smaller portion of meat on the other side of the T-bone was delicious. It still only had a mildly gamey flavor, but it was more enjoyable.
It very much reminded me of the meat you would find on a rack of lamb ribs. This portion of meat was significantly tastier and made the lamb loin chops worth eating.
These aren’t my favorite options in Costco’s meat and seafood department, but they make a fun and unique meal.
Pro Tip: These taste much better when eating with your hands than with a fork and knife. Trust me!
Lamb Loin Chop Nutrition and Calories
How Many Calories in Costco Lamb Loin Chop?
Each of Costco’s Lamb Loin Chops will weigh approximately 6 ounces and have 335 calories. Those 335 calories will include 24 grams of fat, 0 grams of carbohydrates, and 26 grams of protein.
Are Lamb Loin Chops Healthy?
Lamb Loin Chops are moderately healthy. Even though the lamb loin chops are leaner than other cuts of lamb, they are still high in fat. The protein count is exceptional, but healthier and leaner protein options are available.
I wouldn’t eat these daily, but they are great for a once-in-a-while mix-up.
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