Lamb Hard Tacos

Lamb Hard Tacos

Tacos. Meet Pita. These Lamb Hard Tacos are topped with a refreshing minted yogurt sauce and fresh cucumber salsa! YUM!

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Lamb Hard Tacos

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Generally, when I think Tex-Mex I think of spicy, but not everybody is into spicy flavors. These Lamb Hard Tacos have just a bit of kick but are really savory and juicy. They have a Mediterranean vibe to them thanks to a fresh cucumber salsa and minted yogurt sauce on top!

They might just be the perfect mash-up between Tex-Mex and Greek! As a bonus, they take just minutes to whip up!

It can be hard to find quality, sustainably-raised lamb in grocery stores, which is why I’m so excited that Superior Farms now offers direct-to-consumer sales! You can check out their site, www.superior-farms.com, to order and they deliver it quickly and safely packaged, so you can keep it in your freezer until you are ready to cook. These Ground Lamb Tacos are a refreshing lift from your standard hard taco!

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Lamb Hard Tacos

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Makes 12 tacos
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Lamb Hard Tacos
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Tacos. Meet Pita. These Lamb Hard Tacos are topped with a refreshing minted yogurt sauce and fresh cucumber salsa! YUM!

Ingredients

1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound Superior Farms Ground American Lamb
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 ½ teaspoons ground cumin
1 ½ teaspoons onion powder
1 tablespoon mild chili powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon kosher salt
12 hard taco shells
½ cup crumbled cotija or feta cheese

Quick Cucumber Salsa:

1 ripe tomato, diced
¼ red onion, diced
½ cucumber, diced
Pinch of salt

Minted Yogurt Sauce:

1 cup whole milk yogurt
1 tablespoon minced mint
½ lemon, juice only
Pinch of salt

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  1. In a medium skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and ground lamb, using a spatula to break it up as you cook. Continue to cook lamb until it’s mostly cooked and crumbled, maybe 7-8 minutes. Add minced garlic and spices to the ground lamb and ¼ cup water. Turn heat down to medium-low and continue to simmer, stirring regularly, until you are ready to serve.
  2. Make the salsa by finely dicing the vegetables and mixing together with a pinch of salt.
  3. Make yogurt sauce by combining together all ingredients. Stir until smooth.
  4. To make tacos, add some crumbled cheese to your hard taco shells (I recommend warming the taco shells in a 250˚F oven for a few minutes). Then add a spoonful or two of the ground lamb filling. Top with salsa and yogurt sauce. Serve immediately!
  5. Leftover taco fillings keep well in the fridge for a few days. Reheat meat gently over low heat or in the microwave in 30 second bursts.

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Making the Lamb Taco Fillings

The lamb filling for these tacos is lightly spiced and easy to cook!

In a medium skillet over medium heat, add olive oil and ground lamb, using a spatula to break it up as you cook. Continue to cook lamb until it’s mostly cooked and crumbled, maybe 7-8 minutes. Add minced garlic and spices to the ground lamb and ¼ cup water. Turn heat down to medium-low and continue to simmer, stirring regularly, until you are ready to serve.

Ground Lamb and spices for lamb tacos.

The salsa for these tacos is a bit different. It’s not spicy at all, but has excellent crunch and is really bright and fresh.

Make the salsa by finely dicing the vegetables and mixing together with a pinch of salt.

The tacos do need something creamy as well, so I make yogurt sauce by combining together all ingredients. Stir until smooth.

Fresh cucumber salsa for lamb tacos.

To make tacos, add some crumbled cheese to your hard taco shells (I recommend warming the taco shells in a 250˚F oven for a few minutes). Then add a spoonful or two of the ground lamb filling. Top with salsa and yogurt sauce. Serve immediately!

Lamb hard tacos with fresh cucumber salsa

Leftover taco fillings keep well in the fridge for a few days. Reheat meat gently over low heat or in the microwave in 30 second bursts.

Lamb Hard Tacos with Cucumber Salsa

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Lamb Hard Tacos with fresh cucumber salsa

Superior Farms Lamb

Ordering Superior Farms Lamb

This recipe is easily doubled and makes great quick lunches during the week, so I encourage you to try it out for yourself! Head over to www.superior-farms.com for your sustainably-raised American lamb and use my special promo code MACHEESMO for free 2-day shipping on your next order. You can choose from the Sizzling Grill Pack, which includes 2 boneless legs of lamb and 4 1-lb. packs of ground lamb, or the Lamb Rack Party Pack, which includes 4 8-rib racks of lamb.

Here are a few other great lamb recipes!

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