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Spiced Lamb Tacos

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Spiced Lamb Tacos

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1 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

1 pound ground lamb

2 cloves garlic, finely minced (approximately 1 teaspoon)

1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon kosher salt

as desired, freshly ground black pepper

8 flour or corn tortillas

optional garnishes to choose from:

sour cream

crème fraiche

tzatziki, freshly made

scallions, thinly sliced

guacamole, freshly made

red onion, thinly sliced

feta cheese, crumbled

tomato, diced

Method:

1.   In a large heavy bottom fry pan over medium – high heat, add oil and allow to heat, approximately 1 minute.

2.   Add lamb and while occasionally stirring, allow to cook until golden brown and cooked through, approximately 6 – 8 minutes.

3.    Transfer to a paper towel lined plate and allow to drain.

4.   Meanwhile, over open flame or in a sauté pan, toast tortillas until just heated through and lightly colored on both sides, approximately 30 seconds – 1 minute.

5.   Serve meat inside each tortilla and garnish as desired.

 

Kitchen Note: Given this dish is a “fusion” between Mexican and Greek style cooking, feel free to play around with your toppings.  Creating a toppings bar where family and friends can customize their own is a great way to make dinnertime fun and engaging.