Lamb tacos with orange and beans

Lamb tacos with orange and beans


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About this recipe: This is my recipe for crunchy warm tacos stuffed with zesty lamb fillets, fresh herbs and a juicy bean and orange salad.

Serves: 5 

  • 2 large oranges
  • 1 packet taco spice mix
  • 1 tablespoon corn or vegetable oil
  • 500g lamb neck fillets
  • 2 cans mixed beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons freshly chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 handful baby spinach leaves
  • 10 flat bottom taco shells

Prep:15min  ›  Cook:7min  ›  Extra time:2hr marinating  ›  Ready in:2hr22min 

  1. Grate the zest from the oranges. Using a sharp knife, remove the orange rind and all of the white skin. Then, holding each orange in one hand over a bowl to catch the juices, cut out the segments. Squeeze all the juice out of the left over orange.
  2. In a shallow non-metallic dish, stir together the taco spice mix, with the oil and orange zest and juice (keeping a couple of tablespoons of the juice for later). Add the lamb fillets and turn to coat in the mixture. If you have time, leave to marinate for 2 to 3 hours.
  3. Preheat a griddle pan or barbecue to moderately hot and cook the lamb fillets for 5 to 7 minutes for medium and 7 to 10 minutes for well done, turning occasionally and basting with any remaining marinade so that they’re all lovely and coated. Leave the lamb to rest for a couple of minutes, then slice into thin strips.
  4. Throw the beans, red onion, parsley and spinach in a bowl with the orange segments and the rest of the orange juice. Mix gently.
  5. Warm the flat bottom taco shells, following the instructions on the box.

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