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!

This post is sponsored by Superior Farms! I used Superior Farms sustainably-raised Ground Lamb for this recipe. Be sure to follow them on Instagram and Facebook to learn more about how they raise American Lamb!

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! These Ground Lamb Tacos are a refreshing lift from your standard hard taco!

Be sure to check the end of this post for details on a special deal for Macheesmo readers!

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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Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Tex-Mex
Servings 12 Servings
Yield 12 Tacos

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

Instructions
 

  • 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.
  • Make the salsa by finely dicing the vegetables and mixing together with a pinch of salt.
  • Make yogurt sauce by combining together all ingredients. Stir until smooth.
  • 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!
  • 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.

Nutrition

Serving: 1TacoCalories: 214kcalCarbohydrates: 11gProtein: 9gFat: 15gSaturated Fat: 6gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0.02gCholesterol: 36mgSodium: 348mgPotassium: 224mgFiber: 2gSugar: 2gVitamin A: 365IUVitamin C: 5mgCalcium: 88mgIron: 1mg
Keyword Cucumber Salsa, Hard tacos, Lamb Hard Tacos, Lamb Tacos, Mediterranean Tacos, Mint Yogurt Sauce, Tex-Mex Recipes

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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!

Here are a few other great lamb recipes!

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