Maduro Lamb Shoulder Chops With Mashed Sweet Potatoes

So I guess I lied when I said I was gonna be posting stuff more often. Oh well. 

I had this really tasty dish a few weeks ago and never got around to sharing it, so I thought I would now. I roasted some lamb shoulder chops with Cigar City Maduro Brown Ale. Cigar City is an awesome brewery from Tampa which has some really interesting beers. I love visiting them whenever I get a chance. This beer is a great brown ale which also happens to work beautifully for cooking. The distinct flavor of lamb in my dish worked really well with the beer's rich flavors. 

Also, I think one of my new favorite pairings is Maduro with sweet potatoes (specifically, buttery, creamy, sugary, mashed sweet potatoes). So good! 
Here's what I used:

lamb shoulder chops
black pepper
garlic powder
Maduro Brown Ale

Sweet Potato:
4 medium sweet potatoes
5 tbsp butter
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup milk
salt to taste

Dipping Sauce:
2 tbsp sour cream
1 tbsp greek yogurt
1 tbsp mayonnaise
2 tsp chopped parsley
salt and garlic powder to taste

Season the lamb with salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Heat some oil over high heat on a large pan and brown both sides of the lamb. Place the lamb chops into a baking pan. Add some thyme and a bottle of Maduro Brown Ale. Cook in a 375 degree oven for about 45 minutes. Make sure to spoon some of the juices from the pan onto your plate. You know what to do for the mashed sweet potatoes and the dipping sauce :)