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Mango B-B-Q Lamb Tacos

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Quick Facts

Servings: 12
Cook Time: 2 hr. 5 min.
Michael Blum
Top these savory lamb tacos with chopped avocado and mango chutney for a quick and easy meal.


  • 12 lamb hindshanks
  • 2 Tbs salt
  • 2 Tbs pepper
  • 6 Tbs olive oil
  • 12 cups fat free chicken broth
  • 6 cups barbecue sauce, prepared
  • 6 cups mango chutney, prepared
  • 3 cups fresh cilantro, chopped
  • 2 Tbs chili powder
  • 2 Tbs onion powder
  • garlic powder
  • 24 corn tortillas, warmed
  • Optional Fillings Shredded lettuce, chopped avocado, mango chutney, chopped tomatoes, Jack and Cheddar Cheese (as desired)


  • Pat lamb shanks dry with paper towels. Season lamb shanks with salt and pepper. In a large roasting pan with lid, heat oil over high heat. Add several lamb shanks and brown on each side. Repeat process browning all shanks.
  • Place shanks into large pans. Divide chicken broth among pans and cook over high heat, reducing broth by one-half. Combine barbecue sauce, chutney, cilantro, chili powder, onion powder and garlic powder and divide among pans. Cover and simmer for 1-1/2 hours until lamb is tender. Remove shanks from pans and allow to cool. Reserve sauce in pans.
  • Remove meat from shanks, discarding fat and tendons. Shred meat. Add some of the reserved sauce to moisten meat and heat.
  • Place lamb taco meat in corn tortillas. Serve with shredded lettuce, chopped tomatoes, chopped avocado, mango chutney and shredded cheeses.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 590
  Calories from Fat 173 (29%)
(24%)Total Fat 15g
(17%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 8g
(6%)Cholesterol 19mg
(181%)Sodium 4352mg
(20%)Potassium 696mg
Total Carbohydrate 67g
(71%)Dietary Fiber 18g
Sugars 11g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(32%)Protein 16g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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