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Lamb Greek Gyros

Lamb Greek Gyros
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Sick of serving the same, flavorless dishes for dinner each week? Well try spicing up your routine with this recipe for Lamb Greek Gyros. Greek gyros recipes like this one are super easy to make, and so delicious to eat. Not only does this recipe give you instructions for cooking the lamb in the slow cooker, but it also instructs you on how to make the cucumber yogurt sauce to top the meat. This lamb gyro recipe is packed with tons of flavor and has a Greek-flair that your family is sure to adore.


Slow Cooker Time HIGH4 hr

Slow Cooker Time LOW7 hr

Cooking Vessel Size5- to 6-quart slow cooker


  • For the Cucumber Yogurt Sauce:
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
  • For the Meat:
  • 5 lbs lamb, shoulder chops or cuts from the leg
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Other Ingredients:
  • Pita bread
  • Chopped onion
  • Sliced tomatoes


  1. Stir yogurt, cucumber, mint, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.

  2. Combine lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Layer lamb and lemon juice mixture.

  3. Cover and cook on HIGH 3-4 hours or LOW 6-7 hours until lamb is tender. Remove lamb; discard fat and bone. Thinly slice lamb.

  4. Serve on warmed pita bread topped with onion, tomatoes and cucumber yogurt sauce.

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Every time I see lamb being made on television cooking shows, it is usually a rack of lamb seasoned with a long list of ingredients and spices. I never cared for that mint jelly stuff either. Using the shoulder or leg cuts is so much simpler to slice , and you don't have to cut away a ton of bones. The ingredients are very straightforward here and easy to find! I think it might be nice to throw some red bell pepper strips in towards the end, and add those to the sandwiches.

I've never had lamb before, and I have to admit it's one of those things that I had so many questions on the proper way to go about cooking it...that it has intimidated me enough not to try. But this recipe makes it seem so effortless, I may just give in and find out what I've been missing all of these years. With cucumber yogurt sauce and pita bread, how can I not...Yum!


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