Ground lamb with layers of cheese, tomato, and lettuce fill these tortilla crunchwraps.
This post is sponsored by The American Lamb Board!
I always try to post recipes that I hope you guys will like, it's a tough job but sometimes there's one that sticks out to me as a favorite. If you're familiar with the Cruchwrap Supreme and it's one of your favorite late night snacks, then this ground lamb copycat version will make you smile big time!
The original contains ground beef and that's the only difference from my ground lamb filled Crunchwrap. It's like your favorite taco flavors all stuffed into a pan-fried tortilla with melted cheese. This cannot be a bad thing, right?
Ingredients you'll need for these crunchwraps
- Ground lamb
- Olive oil
- Chili powder
- Salt and pepper
- Cheddar cheese
Now my brain is spinning because the ideas for all sorts of fillings is mind-blowing! You could create a breakfast version, Indian, Chinese even a dessert crunchwrap is probably doable! But for now, let's talk about the lamb! I used American raised ground lamb which supports local farming families and you can be guaranteed that you're getting the best tasting and freshest lamb available. The carbon footprint is also hugely reduced because the American raised lamb doesn't' have to travel anywhere near as far as Australian or New Zealand lamb.
You should be able to find American lamb easily, and it can be another good alternative to chicken or beef. And I haven't even mentioned the flavor! It's rich and meaty and it goes well with just about any spice you can think to add.
How to cook the perfect lamb
- Ground lamb is easy enough and you can treat it just like any other ground meat. If you're making lamb chops or a rack of lamb, you can rub them in a mixture of olive oil and freshly chopped rosemary. I prefer to eat my lamb on the rare side so 125 degrees is a good number to aim for, the meat will probably still rise about another 5 degrees after sitting for 5-10 minutes. The larger lamb roasts are usually about 20 minutes per pound for a medium pink center.