Lamb tortilla pockets

Have a look at this recipe if you would like to make a simple, quick and tasty Mexican lunch/dinner!

I was thrilled when I bought these tortilla pockets for the first time- it made my life easier! I was wondering what I should make with the lamb mince, when suddenly I saw these pockets in my cupboard. I checked the fridge and found all the necessary ingredients for a Mexican dinner. I made these in no time.

  • Cuisine: Mexican
  • Preparation time: 10 minutes
  • Cooking time: 30 minutes
  • Serves: 4

Ingredients:

  • Tortilla pockets: 1 packet (8 pockets)
  • Lamb mince 250 grams
  • Onion, finely chopped- 1 large
  • Tomatoes, chopped- 2 medium
  • Garlic paste- 1 teaspoon
  • Ginger paste- 1 teaspoon
  • Coriander leaves, chopped- 2 tablespoons
  • Cumin powder- 1 tablespoon
  • Paprika- 1 tablespoon
  • Cayenne pepper- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Oregano- 1 tablespoon
  • Olive oil: 2 tablespoons
  • Salt to taste

Accompaniments:

Salsa (you can either buy it or make at home):

  • Plum tomatoes, finely chopped- 15
  • Red onion, finely chopped (small)- 1
  • Coriander leaves, chopped- 2 tablespoons
  • Green chillies, finely chopped- 1
  • Lemon juice- 1 teaspoon
  • Salt to taste

Guacamole (you can either buy it or make at home):

  • Ripe avocado- peeled, and deseeded
  • Coriander leaves, chopped- 1 tablespoon
  • Lemon juice- 1 teaspoon
  • Oilve oil- 1/2 tablespoon
  • Pepper- 1/2 teaspoon

Sour cream

Grated cheddar cheese

Green and black olives

Sliced jalapeno

Hot pepper sauce (if you would like your tortillas to be spicy)

Method:

Lamb mince:

1. Heat 2 tablespoons of olive oil in a pan, add finely chopped onion and saute for 5 minutes.

2. Add chopped tomatoes, garlic and ginger paste and saute until the oil starts to separate.

3. Wash the lamb mince and mash it with a spoon or fingers to make it smooth.

3. Add the mince, coriander leaves, cumin powder, oregano, paprika, cayenne pepper and salt to taste. Cook for 15 minutes.

4. The lamb mince is ready to be filled in the pockets.

Salsa:

1. Add all the ingredients and mix it well. The homemade tasty salsa is ready!

Guacamole:

  1. Mash the avocado well with a fork.
  2. Add the other ingredients with the mashed avocado and mix it well.
  3. Super-easy guacamole is ready!

Filling the pockets:

1. Pre-heat the oven at 180 degree celsius.

2. Wrap the tortilla pockets in a foil and put it the oven for 10 minutes.

3. Spread guacamole and sour cream inside the pockets.

4. Add the lamb mince, salsa, olives and jalapeno in a bowl and mix it together. Fill the pockets with this mixture.

5. Add the hot pepper sauce and top it with sour cream and grated cheddar cheese.

6. The pockets are ready to be served.

Enjoy the warm tortilla pockets and please leave a comment on the blog if you like it.