Lamb Tacos with Many Sauces


There are two types of people; those who LOVE lamb and those who just aren’t fans. We LOVE lamb. It pairs great with all these kind of mediterranean/middle eastern flavors.

  • 1/2 large white onion
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 pat butter
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • sprinkle cumin (optional)
  • 1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1 can (14 oz) fire roasted diced tomatoes
  • salt/pepper to taste

to serve:

  • tortillas
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta or other cheese of your choice
  • lettuce

sauces (optional but highly recommended) :

  1. in a large skillet over medium-high heat, melt butter and olive oil
  2. dice onion and mince garlic and add to the skillet, sauté
  3. then add the lamb and let it brown on the bottom before turning
  4. add in cumin and red pepper flakes
  5. once it’s all pretty evenly browned, add the tomatoes and turn it down to a simmer for 30ish minutes to let flavors develop, then turn the heat really low for another 15 minutes

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Tomatillo Salsa

My mom has been making this salsa for as long as I can remember. After Thanksgiving she always makes a big batch of it and then cooks up the leftover turkey in the green salsa for a taco or enchilada filling. It’s one of the tastiest and healthiest post-thanksgiving meals. The tomatillos make it slightly tangy and you can adjust the spiciness depending on how many chiles and what kind you use.


summer bulgur-heirloom tomato salad

  • 20 medium sized tomatillos
  • 3 cups chicken broth
  • 1 jalapeno
  • 1 serrano
  • 1 bunch cilantro
  • 3-4 garlic cloves
  • salt
  1. peel tomatillos and quarter, chop a jalapeno and a serrano in thirds
  2. put tomatillos and peppers in a medium sized pot and add enough chicken broth to cover tomatillos
  3. bring to a boil then bring it down to a simmer  (uncovered) until tomatillos are soft, remove from heat and let cool
  4. remove the big stems from the cilantro but otherwise you can leave it intact, wash
  5. clean garlic and put cloves in a Vitamix, along with the tomatillo mixture and the cilantro
  6. blend until fairly smooth (a few of seconds), then add salt or more chilis to taste

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