Harissa lamb tacos

Harissa lamb tacos
  • Serves icon Serves 2
  • Time icon Takes 5 minutes to make, 25 minutes to cook

If you’re looking for a quick and easy midweek meal, try this hot Mexican harissa lamb-filled taco recipe.


  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 250g good-quality lamb mince
  • 1 small red onion, finely chopped
  • 1 heaped tbsp Belazu Rose Harissa, or similar
  • 350ml water
  • 1 lime, cut into quarters
  • 4 Old El Paso Taco Shells (widely available), or similar
  • Small bunch of fresh mint, chopped, plus a few small leaves
  • 200g Rachel’s Organic Greek Style Natural Yogurt, or similar
  • 1 little gem lettuce, shredded
  • Handful of green olives to serve


  1. Heat the oil in a large frying pan, add the lamb mince and season well. Fry, breaking up with a wooden spoon, for 5 minutes over a medium-high heat. Stir in the onion and fry for another 5 minutes, stirring, until the lamb is nicely browned and the onion is softened. Stir through the harissa and cook for a couple more minutes, then pour over the water and simmer for 10 minutes until sticky. Squeeze over 2 of the lime quarters.
  2. Meanwhile, heat the taco shells according to the pack instructions and stir the chopped mint into the yogurt. Spoon the harissa lamb into warmed tacos and top with shredded lettuce. Serve with the mint yogurt, olives and remaining lime wedges, and sprinkle over a few whole mint leaves to garnish.

delicious. tips

  1. To make the mince go further in this recipe, add a small can of kidney beans when you add the harissa.


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