If you’re like me, you like meals that are quick and easy to make. When you’ve had a rough day at work, you don’t want to spend a long time making dinner. It’s just another thing to add to the list of added stresses that you don’t want to think about.
Another reason dinner hour is important to me is that it’s one of the only times that my partner and I get to spend together. So the other evening I suggested that we make tacos but using a bit of a different approach — using Ontario Lamb!
Together we came up with the concept for Greek Lamb Tacos and created this simple and easy to cook recipe that took us 30 minutes to make and about $25 dollars to purchase. For a couple that can’t afford to go to the Greek Isles, sometimes you have to live it up through recipes like these ones.
The combination and layers of flavor in these tacos were heaven-sent: tender, succulent meat topped with a fresh, zesty cucumber salsa smothered in creamy, heavenly tzatziki sauce and all of it wrapped in soft tortilla! While we weren’t on a plane to Greece, we might as well should have been and with all the money we saved, maybe we will be in no time!
Easy Tzatziki (pictured above)
You will need ~
1/2 container of Greek yogurt
1 cucumber, unpeeled
1/4 cup sour cream
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
1 1/2 teaspoons minced garlic (2 cloves)
Salt and freshly ground black pepper
Place the yogurt in a medium bowl. Grate the cucumber on a box grater on the largest grating side and squeeze it with your hands to remove most (but not all) of the liquid. Add the grated cucumber to the yogurt. Add the sour cream, lemon juice, vinegar, dill, garlic, 2 teaspoons salt, and 1/2 teaspoon pepper and combine. Taste for seasonings.
Cucumber Tomato Salsa (not pictured)
You will need ~
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 firm large tomatoes, seeded and diced
1 English cucumber, seeded and diced
1/2 cup diced red onion
Salt and black pepper to taste
Toss the olive oil, vinegar, tomatoes, cucumbers and onions in a bowl and season with salt and black pepper as needed. Cover and refrigerate for one hour or up to 24 hours to marry the flavors.
Greek Ontario Lamb mix (pictured above)
You will need ~
2 pounds ground lamb
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup minced red onion
4 cloves garlic, minced
2 teaspoons dried oregano
1/4 cup broth (chicken, vegetable or beef)
Heat a large, skillet over medium heat. Cook the ground lamb with the salt, pepper, onion and garlic, breaking up the meat into small pieces and cooking until the meat is cooked through, 8-10 minutes. Stir in the oregano and broth and cook over medium heat for 7-10 minutes, stirring often.
The final result are super tasty Ontario Lamb tacos that turn out a little something like this! Top them with feta and you’re good to go. Just sayin’ I might have ate 4 or more when I cooked these up the other evening. Don’t be shy – indulge!
Do you plan on cooking these up at home? Tell us by commenting below or if you have a suggestion on how you enjoy cooking lamb, let us know!
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