gluten-free-egg-free-dairy-free-lamb-tacosI am a big fan of lamb, especially in the last few years when my diet has become more limited.  We usually buy the ground lamb because it is versatile in recipes such as meatballs, burgers, sauces (like a ragu) or as the meat in tacos.  Lamb is very flavorful on it’s own, so it doesn’t require much effort to make it delicious!  It pairs well with spices like thyme, rosemary, pepper, parsley, and onion.  Oregano and garlic can also be nice on lamb, but I only use a little so it doesn’t take away from the lovely natural flavors of the meat. 

For this post, I am sharing my lamb taco recipe.  It is on my current list of ‘favorites’ because I found these new awesome tortillas that can be used for SO many things!  A company called Siete makes three types of soft tortillas: one is cassava (tapioca) and coconut flour, one is almond and cassava, and the third kind called cassava and chia.  I only buy the cassava and coconut ones because those ingredients are safe for me.  My family agrees that they are mild in taste, very close to a soft tortilla that is wheat or other flour based, and they hold up beautifully.  I am sure the other ones taste good too, but I have never tried them personally.  They can be a bit expensive ($8.49) per package of 8 tortillas at my local grocery store, but when they go on sale, I buy a bunch and put them in the freezer.  They last several weeks in the freezer and can be used in everything from tacos to quesadillas to enchiladas.  You can also just use them as a sandwich wrap, but since they are small, it would work better as little roll-ups or mini wraps.  Feel free to use a corn tortilla or another soft taco shell that works for your dietary needs; any of them will work just fine.

A lot of the prep work for this recipe can be done ahead of time. If you make your roasted vegetables a day or two ahead that is fine. I often make mine at the start of the week or I will cook them in the morning before work so that dinner is quick and easy. You can also make the ground lamb in advance so that prep time and cook time are cut down to just a few minutes for these tacos.

I hope you’ll try this lamb taco recipe.  If you do, let me know what you think!  

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