Guest Post: Lamb Taco Fiesta

Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 50 mins
Total Time 1:30
Yields 4


    For the Yuca tortilla ingredients*

    • 1 cup of peeled, mashed and boiled yuca
    • 2 tablespoons of oil (I used avocado oil)
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • (If dough is too wet add 1-2 tablespoons of tapioca)

    For the Spiced lamb filling

    • 1/2 pound of ground lamb (or ground meat of choice)
    • 1 teaspoon of cayenne
    • 1 teaspoon paprika
    • 1 teaspoon cumin
    • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
    • 1 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
    • Optional: 1/4 onion diced for added flavor

    For the Guacamole

    • Two avocados
    • juice of 1 lime
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • 1 teaspoon of garlic powder or 1 garlic clove, chopped
    • 2 Tablespoons of red onions, chopped
    • 1 teaspoon of cumin
    • 1 Tablespoon of chopped cilantro
    • Optional: Jalapeno or Habanero pepper, chopped (amount depends on your spice tolerance) You can also use 1 teaspoon of cayenne pepper.

    For the salsa

    • One large tomato, cubed
    • 1 teaspoon of salt
    • 1 tablespoon of cilantro
    • Jalapeno, chopped (amount should reflect your spice tolerance)
    • 1 tablespoon of red onion, diced
    • 1 tablespoon of lime juice

    Optional condiments and toppings: Greek yogurt and sliced/shredded cheese (I used spicy jalapeno yogurt cheese from Trader Joes).


        Make the tortillas

        1. Peel yucca (make sure to get all the skin off, boil for 35 minutes and mash it).
        2. Mix mashed yucca with other ingredients in a bowl.
        3. Preheat oven to 360 degrees and form 4 tortilla rounds by hand or use a rolling pin. (the tortillas should be about the width of your hand from the tip of your finger to the wrist)
        4. Bake for 25 minutes. Allow to cool for 10 minutes and they will harden up nicely.

        For the meat

        1. If using diced onion sauté in cooking oil of choice until the start to turn translucent.
        2. Add lamb and break it up with your spatula as you saute the lamb.
        3. The lamb is done when you no longer see any pink areas.
        4. Spice the meat with spices above and mix in well.
        5. Layer over your Paleo tortilla.

        For the guac

        1. Mash ingredients above in a bowl with a fork.
        2. Consistency should be chunky and spices and lime should be mixed in well.
        3. Layer over tortilla and ground lamb.

        For the salsa

        1. Mix ingredients above in a bowl and serve over the guacamole.


        Recipe Notes

        *Substitution recipe with tapioca
        1 cup of tapioca flour/starch
        1 teaspoon of salt
        optional: 1 teaspoon of cumin
        ½ cup of coconut milk
        1 egg
        2 tablespoons of butter or coconut oil and more for cooking the tortillas
        How to
        Mix all the ingredients above in a bowl. You can use a hand mixer or mix by hand with a fork. Make sure to mix well to get the lumps out.
        This recipe makes about 4 tortillas. You want to cook them in a pan like a crepe.
        Divide the batter into 4 parts and pour into a hot skillet with cooking fat of choice.
        Cook for 3 to 4 minutes on medium heat and flip over when the top of the tortilla starts to cook. Cook on the other side for another 3 to 4 minutes. Repeat one more time until the tortilla is cooked through. Repeat with the remainder of the batter.
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