Spicy Lamb Tacos with Avocado Crema

Acabonac Farms |

If you're craving bold and zesty flavors, our spicy lamb tacos with avocado crema are the answer! Bursting with the vibrant tastes of the Southwest, these tacos feature seasoned ground lamb as the star ingredient. The fiery blend of chili powder, paprika, and cayenne infuses the lamb with a delightful kick. To balance out the heat, a creamy and cooling avocado crema tops off our tacos, creating a perfect harmony of flavors.


For Spicy Lamb Taco Filling:

  • 1 lb Acabonac Farms pasture raised ground lamb
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (adjust to taste)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Avocado Crema:

  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh cilantro, chopped
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Tacos:

  • 8 small corn or flour tortillas
  • Shredded lettuce
  • Diced tomatoes
  • Sliced jalapeños (optional)
  • Crumbled queso fresco
  • Fresh cilantro leaves
  • Lime wedges


Prepare the Spicy Lamb Taco Meat:

  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat.
  • Add chopped onion and minced garlic to the skillet and sauté until softened and fragrant.
  • Add ground lamb to the skillet and cook until browned, breaking it apart with a spoon as it cooks.
  • Stir in chili powder, ground cumin, paprika, cayenne pepper, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 2-3 minutes to let the flavors meld. Remove from heat and set aside.

Make the Avocado Crema:

  • In a blender or food processor, combine ripe avocado, Greek yogurt, fresh lime juice, chopped cilantro, salt, and pepper.
  • Blend until smooth and creamy. If the crema is too thick, you can add a splash of water or more lime juice to achieve the desired consistency.

Assemble the Tacos:

  • Warm the tortillas in a dry skillet or microwave until pliable.
  • Spoon the spicy lamb mixture onto each tortilla.
  • Top with shredded lettuce, diced tomatoes, and sliced jalapeños if you prefer an extra kick.
  • Drizzle the avocado crema over the toppings.
  • Sprinkle crumbled queso fresco on top.
  • Garnish with fresh cilantro leaves and serve with lime wedges for an added burst of citrusy flavor.

Serve these tacos with your favorite sides like Mexican rice, refried beans, or a fresh salad for a complete and satisfying meal. Using Acabonac Farms' pasture raised lamb ensures a superior taste and quality, making these tacos a standout on your dining table. Gather your loved ones and indulge in this delightful Southwest-inspired feast that's sure to leave everyone craving more.

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