With its distinctive flavour and gamey taste, lamb is made even more delicious with smoky and earthy Mexican flavours. Here you will find our Mexican lamb recipes perfect for bringing flavour to your favourite cuts of lamb.

Lamb Barbacoa, Mexican Lamb Recipes

Gran Luchito's Best

Mexican Lamb
Recipes

From the most popular lamb dish in Mexico, traditional Lamb Barbacoa tucked into tacos to a slow cooker recipe lamb that’s tender and flavourful as well as a fresh and delicious way to to wrap up your lamb in flatbreads. Here are our most popular Mexican lamb dishes.

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Everything you need to make delicious Mexican lamb at home!

Before roasting a leg or shoulder of lamb, make a chipotle chilli marinade with pomegranate molasses, garlic cloves, Gran Luchito Chipotle Honey, olive oil, Gran Luchito Chipotle Paste, lemon thyme, black peppercorns and a pinch of salt. The combination of Chipotle Paste and Honey coats the lamb with a delicious glaze and smoky flavour.

Gran Luchito Soft Taco Wraps are perfect for wrapping all the tender, shredded lamb meat for delicious tacos or as a filling for enchiladas.

Our Mango Habañero Salsa is fresh and fruity and a delicious contrast to the flavour of lamb. Use it to top lamb tacos, lamb nachos and lamb burritos.

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Gran Luchito's Authentic

Mexican Lamb
Recipes

Here you will find our delicious authentic Mexican lamb recipes as well as recipes that are a delicious Mexican twist on an old favourite.

We are always in the kitchen cooking up new recipes so be sure to check back or let us know what you would like to see!

Slow Cooker Chipotle Lamb

Slow Cooker Lamb

For melt-in-your-mouth tender meat full of sensationally smoky flavour, try this super easy recipe for Slow Cooker Chipotle Lamb. Minimum effort with the best results!... See full recipe

Lamb Barbacoa Tacos - regional guide to tacos

Lamb Barbacoa Tacos

Authentic and tender lamb barbacoa is delicious tucked into tacos. We've coated the lamb with our Chipotle Honey glaze as this turns the lamb a rich and glorious brown.... See full recipe

Mexican Shepherds Pie, Mexican fusion recipes

Mexican Shepherd’s Pie

This Mexican Shepherds pie recipe was one of the first recipes that we made using our chipotle paste and over 200 recipes later, it's honestly still one of our favs.... See full recipe

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Gran Luchito Mexican

Lamb
FAQs

Have a question about making Mexican lamb at home? Be sure to check out our frequently asked questions below. If you want to learn more about making authentic Mexican dishes at home, be sure to check out the Gran Luchito Youtube Channel for lots more recipe inspiration, how to’s and more.

Is lamb popular in Mexican cuisine?

Yes, barbacoa is a very popular and traditional dish in Mexico typically made with a whole lamb often for special occasions. The lamb is slow roasted in a pit made in the ground for many hours until tender.

How do you cook Mexican lamb so it's tender?

We think the key to tender lamb is slow roasting it and making sure you add liquid in the bottom of pan or slow cooker. We like to use stout in our cooking liquid!

Why is my Mexican lamb tough?

Most likely, depending on the cut, it needs to cook longer. It is common that the meat will seem quite tough after cooking for a while. Don't worry, keep on roasting and it will turn tender unless you are cooking a cut such as lamb chops which should be cooked to medium rare.

Do you rest lamb before serving?

Yes, we recommend resting the meat for 10 minutes so the meat's juices can redistribute before carving.