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October 8, 2019

Ground American Lamb Street Tacos


Recipe Provided By
"Rustic Joyful Food"
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12 to 15 tacos

Ground American Lamb Street Tacos


  • 1 pound lean ground American Lamb
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 cloves crushed garlic
  • 1 tablespoon fajita or taco seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon turmeric
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Fresh Pico

  • 1 Fresno chili, diced
  • 2 cups diced tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons or half a juicy lime
  • 1 tablespoon chopped white onion
  • Salt and pepper, to taste

Lime Crema

  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Salt and pepper, to taste 


  • 24 to 30 mini corn tortillas for a double tortilla base
  • Chopped cilantro and shredded cabbage, for garnish


For the Fresh Pico: In a bowl, mix together chili, tomatoes, cilantro, lime, onion, salt and pepper; set aside. 

For the Lime Crema: In a bowl, mix together sour cream, cilantro, lime juice, garlic powder, salt and pepper; set aside. 

for the Lamb: In a large heavy-bottom skillet, brown lamb; drain excess fat. Add water, garlic, taco seasoning, tomato paste, turmeric, salt and pepper; cook for another 10 minutes.

While lamb is cooking, warm tortillas in a dry non-stick skillet until fragrant and have lightly browned on both sides, about 30 seconds a side. (Over-cooked tortillas can be very tough.) Place warmed tortillas in a clean dish towel to keep warm.

To serve: Place 2 tortillas on a plate, one on top of the other. Spoon 1 tablespoon Lime Crema, 1 ounce meat and 1 tablespoon Pico onto each tortilla duo. Top with cabbage, cilantro and a squeeze of lime.

USDA recommends the following time and temperature parameters

Ground Lamb

Internal temperature of 160°F

All Other Cuts

Internal temperature of 145°F, with a 3 minute rest

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