Lamb Tamale Bowl

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Springtime is the time to savor lamb! This lovely Lamb Tamale Bowl recipe gives you a quick and fabulous take on a lamb tamale without all the fuss. Kick up the heat with your choice of chiles. We think the dish will be a hit for you lamb lovers!

lamb tamale bowlIngredients:

2 Tbs. ground chili powder

2 tsp. ground cumin

2 tsp.ground coriander

2 tsp. ground paprika

2 tsp. garlic powder

1 pound, ground lamb

3 Tbs. olive oil, divided

Thinly slice:

1/2 red pepper, orange pepper, yellow pepper and red onion

Salt and Pepper to taste


Directions for Lamb:

In a mixing bowl combine the spices, lamb and 1 Tbs. of the olive oil, mix to combine.

In a skillet over medium high heat add 1 tbs. oil to the skillet and add the lamb mixture. Saute the lamb, breaking it up as you go until no longer pink. Remove from skillet and set aside.

Add the last Tbs. of oil to the skillet and quickly saute the vegetables. Remove from skillet and set aside.



3 Cups Water

1 cup quick cooking polenta

1 Tbs. unsalted butter

1/4 cup whipping cream

1/2 cup shredded white cheddar cheese


Directions for Polenta:

Bring the water to a boil in a stockpot and stir in polenta. Continue to stir until the water is absorbed and the poenta is thick. Turn off the heat and stir in the butter, cream, cheese, and salt/pepper to taste.

Divide into 4 bowls and top with the lamb and some fun toppings!


Topping Suggestions:

crumbled feta or cotija cheese

avocado slices

cilantro leaves

sliced jalapenos

grape tomatoes

radish slices

mint leaves


We hope you will enjoy this recipe!