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Lamb Tacos

  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 6 hr 0 min
  • Ingredients 13
  • Servings 8
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Ingredients

To prepare the lamb filling

2 1/2
lbs lamb shoulder
Salt and black pepper, to taste
Chili powder, to taste
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/8
teaspoon ground cloves
1
yellow onion, sliced
2
garlic cloves, finely chopped
1
handful fresh coriander

To prepare the tacos

2
cups cooked or canned pinto beans (optional)
Corn or flour tortillas
1
purple onion, finely chopped
1
handful fresh coriander, finely chopped
Your favorite salsa

Nutrition Information

No nutrition information available for this recipe

Expert Tips

You can use this same recipe to prepare beef or pork tacos, swapping out the lamb for other meats.

Directions

  • 1 To prepare the lamb filling:
  • 2 Season the pieces of lamb shoulder with salt and black pepper, to taste. In a small bowl mix the chili powder, ground cumin and ground cloves. Season the lamb with the chili powder mix. Put the meat in a slow cooker; add the onion, garlic and coriander. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until the meat is tender and can be easily pulled apart. Turn off the cooker and shred the meat.
  • 3 To prepare the tacos:
  • 4 Heat the pinto beans (optional) in a small pot. Heat the tortillas on a comal (griddle) or in a non-stick pan over medium heat until soft.
  • 5 To serve the tacos, put a little shredded lamb in the center of each tortilla. Garnish the tacos with the cooked beans, chopped purple onion, coriander and your favorite salsa. Enjoy!

Lamb is a delicious dinner option. If you've never prepared it, this is a good recipe to get you started, because who doesn't like tacos? Cooking lamb in a slow cooker is a surefire way to prepare tender and juicy meat, ideal for stuffing tacos. Now sprinkle in spices like chili powder and ground cumin, and these tacos are nothing short of flavorful. After you try these tacos, your family will want every day to be Taco Tuesday.

Rate and Comment

Leslie Limon Leslie Limon
September 24, 2015

Lamb is a delicious dinner option. If you've never prepared it, this is a good recipe to get you started, because who doesn't like tacos? Cooking lamb in a slow cooker is a surefire way to prepare tender and juicy meat, ideal for stuffing tacos. Now sprinkle in spices like chili powder and ground cumin, and these tacos are nothing short of flavorful. After you try these tacos, your family will want every day to be Taco Tuesday.