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Greek Tacos


If you love gyros, this is Rachael Ray's fast version of combining fragrant spices to make a fast and healthy meal!

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  • 1 (10-ounce) package spinach, frozen
  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 teaspoons grill seasoning
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon coriander
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 to 3 pinches ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt or drained regular yogurt
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated
  • 1/4 cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • 8 pita breads
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Hot pepper rings, sliced banana peppers, for sandwich garnish


Servings 8
Preparation time 10mins
Cooking time 30mins
Adapted from


Step 1

Preheat oven to 425°F.

Defrost spinach in microwave and squeeze out the moisture.

Place lamb in a bowl. Add grill seasoning, 2 teaspoons cumin, chili powder, coriander, oregano, cinnamon and feta crumbles. Add the spinach. Mix up the lamb, seasonings and spinach, and form a long 3-inch roll on a baking sheet. Coat lamb with extra-virgin olive oil and bake 20 minutes.

Mix yogurt, a grated clove of garlic, cucumber, the juice of 1 lemon and 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Slice and reserve the tomatoes and cucumbers.

Soften pita over open gas flame or under broiler.

Slice lamb loaf into 1/4-inch slices. Spread yogurt on pitas and top with a 2 slices of lamb, tomatoes and cucumbers. Serve one pita per person.

Note: You can use your own tzatziki sauce instead of this version, if you prefer.

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