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Fancy something different on your taco? Try these Mexican flavoured lamb koftas - they taste amazing and are so simple to make!


Servings

2-3 people

Total time

35 minutes

Cuisines

Mexican

Courses

Dinner


Ingredients

  • 400 g lamb mince (extra lean good quality )
  • ½ small red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 green chilli (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp ground cumin
  • 1 tbsp ground coriander
  • 1 tsp chipotle chilli powder
  • 1 tbsp tomato puree
  • 2 clove of garlic (crushed)
  • 1 lime juice
  • 30 g pistachio (crushed (optional) )
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander (extra for serving)
  • salt and pepper (seasoning )
  • 1 avocado (cubed )
  • 200 g Red Kidney beans (I used tinned in a chilli sauce)
  • 150 g yogurt (to serve)
  • 6 small corn tacos
  • 1 green chilli (finely chopped)
  • 3 big tomatoes (chopped)
  • ½ red onion (finely chopped)
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander (finely chopped)
  • 1 pinch sugar
  • salt and pepper


Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 200°C / 180°C fan / gas mark 6.
  2. Mix all the kofta ingredients in a large bowl using clean hands and combine it all together to form a ball.
  3. Form your koftas into small sausage shapes and thread onto the skewers. Note if you are using wooden skewers they will need soaking for 10 minutes. Place two koftas onto each skewer. You should have 6 skewers in total.
  4. Lay the koftas over the top of a baking dish so the skewers are resting on each side and the meat is in between. Place in the oven for 15 minutes.
  5. While your koftas are cooking, make your salsa.
  6. In a saucepan heat a small amount of oil, then cook the onions and chillies for about 3 minutes.
  7. Add the chopped tomatoes, coriander, sugar, salt and pepper then give it good stir. Place the lid on and turn down the heat to the minimum. Leave for 10 minutes or until the tomatoes are soft.
  8. Cut your avocado into cubes and heat your red kidney beans on the hob for about 3 minutes.
  9. To plate your taco, place two koftas in the centre of the taco by sliding them off the skewer. Add a spoon full of beans, avocado, salsa, yogurt and finish with some fresh coriander. Serve and enjoy!

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