Beer-Marinated Mid-Loin Chops

6 mid-loin lamb chops
1 cup beer
cup barbecue sauce
2 tbsps olive oil
1 tbsp seeded mustard
2 bloves garlic, crushed
1 small onion, finely chopped
tsp ground black pepper
1.Trim meat of excess fat and sinew.

2. Combine beer, barbecue sauce, oil, mustard, garlic, onion and pepper in a small bowl, whisk for 1 minute or until well combined. Place chops in shallow dish, pour over marinade.

3. Store in refrigerator, covered with plastic wrap, for 2 hours or overnight, turning occasionally. Drain and reserve marinade.

4. Place meat on a lightly oiled grill or flat plate. Cook over a high heat for 2 minutes each side to seal, turning once. For a rare result. For medium and well done result, move meat to a cooler part of the barbecue and cook a further 2 to 3 minutes each side for medium and 4 to 6 minutes each side for well done; brush the chops with the reserved marinade several times.  

Variation: Alcohol in a marinade flavors and tenderizes the meat. Use a full-bodied beer such as Guinness to get the best result. Substitute red wine for beer, if preferred. Choose a strong mustard for an additional impact. Marinate meat overnight, if possible. The longer the marinating, the better the flavor of the cooked item.

     Serves 6.