Greek Taco

Let's all thank Jeff, the newly crowned Sandwich King for this yummy recipe. So simple, so delicious, so filling and so refreshing. I totally edited the original recipe.

What you'll need:

  • 1lb Ground Lamb
  • 1/4 c Diced Red Onion
  • 1 minced Garlic Clove
  • 1 tbls Tomato Paste
  • 1/4 tsp Oregano
  • 2 tbls Dry Red Cooking Wine
  • Salt/Pepper
  • 4 Small Pitas
  • 1/2 Cucumber, peeled and shredded
  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1/2 Minced Garlic Close
Cucumber Tomato Relish:
  • 1 tbls Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbls Red Wine Vinegar
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 1/2 Cucumber, peeled and cubed
  • 1/4c diced Red Onion
  • Salt/Pepper
Make it:
*Quick note. I like to make the relish and tzatziki first and let chill while cooking the rest.

 In a large skillet, heat the oil over me-high heat. Add the lamb, sprinkle with salt and pepper and cook until for approximately 10 to 12 minutes. Once the meat turns golden brown, remove the lamb and set aside. Turn the heat down to medium and saute the onions in the lamb juices until soft, about 5 minutes. Add the oregano and garlic and cook until fragrant. Season. Add the tomato paste and cook until it caramelizes. Deglaze with the red wine and scrape any bits up that have adhered to the pan. Add the lamb back in, stir and set aside.

For the tzatziki: In a food processor, add the cucumber and garlic and quickly shred. Remove from the processor and fold in the yogurt. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

For the tomato/cucumber relish: Chop the cucumber, tomato and onion and place into a small bowl. Add the vinegar and let soak and the rest of the ingredients and stir together. Refrigerate until ready to use. 

After the lamb mixture is ready, very lightly toast the Pita. Then layer on the tzatziki on the pita, add the lamb, then top with the relish. 

Make it healthier and cook with Ground Turkey, whole wheat pitas, and fat free yogurt!


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