The pros: Trader Joe's Burgundy Pepper Lamb Tips have a super tasty spice combination on lamb slices.
The cons: Australian lamb, no burgundy (red wine) according to the ingredients.
The verdict: For $16.62 for the package I bought or $9.99 per pound you get a bag of lamb that is cut into pieces which are uneven. Uneven pieces shouldn't be too big of a deal as long as you keep an eye on these during the cooking process. The difference sizes means they will cook at different times. It might be a problem if you are trying to make kabobs out of these as you want more evenness. Aside from that what you are getting is a nicely seasoned slices of lamb which have pepper, sugar, garlic, onion, and most importantly, but not listed in the ingredients, rosemary. Grilled in a cast iron skillet on high heat these were moist, tender, and had the lamb taste that I was looking for. It had some fat but wasn't greasy. Would be best served with rice, pita bread or one of Trader Joe's Naan varieties. Makes an easy and quick dinner without having to take the time to marinade the meat. If you live a busy life style or just hate cooking, this is a good way to go.
The package in the meat section of the refrigerated section:
The nutritional information:
How to prepare:
Out of the package you get:
After being cooked in a cast iron skillet you get:
Would I buy this again? Yes. The marinade of Trader Joe's Burgundy Pepper Lamb Tips was tasty and had enough spice. It was a quick meal that I enjoyed.
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Oh, thanks, now I am starving. My mouth is watering. I love lamb. Seriously, though, it seems false advertising not to have burgundy.
I'm curious now, not that I'll ever get to try 'em. In the UK we get lots of New Zealand lamb even though our own farmers produce terrific meat... Oh well.
I have never purchased the tips, but have purchased the Trader Joe’s Burgundy Pepper leg of lamb for approximately 4-5 Christmas meals. It is out of this world delicious. Unfortunately when I went to purchase it in Dec., 2017 I was told they no longer offer it!!!! Devastated. Has anyone seen this again?
Hey Kathy! I haven't seen it in a while so it's probably gone for good.