I made some tacos last week. I wanted to see if I ground up some heart into the meat if it is noticeable. I tested them on my boyfriend, who hates organ meats. He could not tell the heart was in there until I told him!
I used corn tortillas treated with lime (Maria and Ricardo’s – I also hear Trader Joe’s has corn tortillas treated the same way). It is important to traditionally prepare your grains, especially if you are eating them on a regular basis. I eventually want to learn to make my own corn tortillas treated this way.
The Healthy Home Economist has a great video demonstrating how to traditionally prepare corn right here.
- Organic and/or sprouted corn tortillas or lettuce wraps
- 1 lb grassfed ground beef
- ¼-1/2 lb grassfed ground heart (I used .4 lbs lamb heart, but another option is to do a 50/50 mix of ground beef and ground heart)
- Coconut oil or grassfed butter to warm up corn tortillas
- Raw grassfed cheddar cheese
- 1 avocado
- Grass fed sour cream
- Fresh cilantro, chopped
- White onion, diced
- Organic tomato, diced
- Lettuce (I used a local hydroponic one), shredded
- 1½ tsp real salt
- ½ tsp freshly ground black pepper
- 1 tbsp chili powder
- 1 tbsp cumin
- 1 tbsp garlic powder
- A couple dashes of chipotle or cayenne
- Combine all spices and salt in a large bowl.
- Take your partially frozen lamb or beef heart and grind on a box grater. It is easier to grind if it is at least partially frozen. The picture below shows that part of the lamb heart is ground up. If you look closely, you cannot tell the difference between it or ground beef.
- Combine the heart with the ground beef. Mix in spices with meat.
- Heat up cast iron skillet and saute meat until no pink is visible.
- While meat is heating up, prepare the taco fixings. Chop up fresh cilantro, dice tomato and onion, slice avocado, chop up lettuce and shred the cheese.
- In a separate pan, heat up coconut oil or butter and add tortillas once the pan is heated up. Flip tortilla once it has a slightly darker color. Put tortillas on top of paper towels to dry.
- Take a tortilla or a lettuce wrap and add meat, fixings and top with a dollop of sour cream.
They are delicious and I swear your family will not be able to tell there is heart in there!! Let me know what you think in the comments below.