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Lamb Shank Tacos

 

Lamb Shank Tacos

Using an unexpected cut of lamb for these amazing tacos adds an entirely new level of flavor!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Servings 4

Equipment

  • Instant Pot
  • Large tongs
  • Forks for shredding

Ingredients
  

  • 2 lbs Lamb Shanks
  • 2 cups tomato juice
  • 1 T. chili powder
  • 1 T. cumin
  • 1 T. chopped garlic
  • 1 t black pepper
  • 1/2 t. salt
  • cooking spray (or spray oil) to coat the Instant Pot
  • tortillas
  • taco add-ons such as cilantro, cheese, sour cream, jalapenos, etc.

Instructions
 

  • Lay out the lamb shanks to take the "chill" off, and then assemble the rest of the ingredients
  • Spray the liner of the Instant Pot with cooking spray or spray oil, and then select the "saute" button to heat the pot
  • Add the lamb shanks to brown the outside, turning frequently to prevent them from burning
  • Pour in the tomato juice, and then sprinkle the seasonings on the lamb
    lamb shanks in InstantPot, with garlic, chili powder, cumin and tomato juice
  • Seal the InstantPot, and then press "cancel" to stop the saute. Select the "meat" function, and set the timer to 45 minutes.
  • When the timer goes off, allow pressure to release for 10-15 minutes naturally, and then "Quick Release."
  • Using large tongs, carefully remove the lamb shanks to a plate
    cooked lamb shanks with seasoning
  • With the forks, pick as much meat from the shanks as possible, taking the opportunity to remove some of the fat if desired
  • Add the picked meat back into the InstantPot, and stir to combine all the flavors
  • In a dry pan, heat a tortilla until it gets a little brown and very pliable.
  • Remove to a plate, and then assemble your taco as you like
    lamb shank taco with sour cream, jalapenos, and cheese
  • Enjoy with the sides of your choice. I served mine with black beans, skillet fried bell peppers, and plantains.
    lamb shank tacos with black beans, peppers, and plantains

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