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Greek Taco Wraps

Greek Taco Wraps - seasoned ground lamb wrapped up with a Greek yogurt tzatziki and tomato-cucumber relish.

This blog series is called “If I Liked It, Then I Should Have Put A [3] Ring [Binder] On It.” I know, naming blog posts after a 5-year-old Beyonce song makes me a huge loser, but until somebody tells me to cut it out, I’m just going to go with it. The title just means that I try out a lot of recipes from magazines and websites – only the ones I really, really like go into a 3-ring binder to keep for the future and make again.

Recipe: Jeff Mauro’s Greek Taco! (click to be taken to the full recipe)

Background: I’ve loved Jeff Mauro (a.k.a. The Sandwich King) since I first saw him competing onThe Next Food Network Star. I truly believe he’s my long-lost twin brother or something. He’s a total oddball, doesn’t apologize for it, and loves sandwiches. His is one of the few shows I actually still look forward to watching on Sunday morning on the Food Network. I saw him make these one morning, and made them the following day. And many times since. Tacos + Greek food = ohhhhh yeahhhh.

Greek Taco Wraps - seasoned ground lamb wrapped up with a Greek yogurt tzatziki and tomato-cucumber relish.

What I Like: These are just delicious, plain and simple. I like that they use ground lamb, because lamb isn’t something I eat at home (or in general) very often, but it’s a nice change of pace from the usual ground beef. These are quick to make, especially because both the tzatziki and cucumber-tomato relish can be made the night before and refrigerated. The flavors are very similar to a gyro – meaty goodness from the lamb, tangy Greek yogurt with cooling cucumber, juicy tomatoes and onions that add a bit of a bite.

What I Change: If I don’t already have a bottle of red wine open, I just substitute water in the lamb mixture, and it still turns out fine. I’m still warming up to my friendship with fresh mint, so sometimes I leave that out of the tzatziki mixture, or substitute fresh parsley instead. Also, I have a hard time finding soft pita bread in the grocery store, so I make these using Michigan’s own Flatout Harvest Wheat Flatbread.

What recipe have you discovered in a magazine, online or on television that you make again and again? Tell me about it in the comments!

All entries in the “If I Liked It, Then I Should Have Put A [3] Ring [Binder] On It” Series:

29 Responses to “Greek Taco Wraps”

  1. Suzanne — August 16, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Oh yea, greek meets taco. Sounds fantastic!! For me there is nothing like a good gyro, probably my favorite sandwich EVER!! These are perfect!! BTW, where did you get the mealku widgets? I should ask them would like to put one on my blog!!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — August 16th, 2013 @ 11:48 am

      Oh, I’m with you on the gyros! LOVE.

      Uh oh, I didn’t know I had a Mealku widget. Where are you seeing it on my blog? Perhaps the Rivit ad network is generating it or something. Weird!

      • Suzanne replied: — August 16th, 2013 @ 11:53 am

        Oh thats interesting, it;s NYC based company and you are in Michigan.

        • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — August 16th, 2013 @ 12:54 pm

          Odd. Where are you seeing it on my blog?

          • Suzanne replied: — August 16th, 2013 @ 12:58 pm

            At the top and bottom of the page right below the categories and above the actual post and also at the bottom of the page. Someone named Mia and Jen are the cooks featured. It must be targeting NYC people they are able to figure out where I am from which is probably why you can’t see it.

            • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — August 16th, 2013 @ 1:04 pm

              Hmmmm. I did have an expandable twig ad (I think it only expands if your mouse runs across it) installed via Rivit Media, but I actually un-installed it yesterday. Maybe it’s still showing up because of the cookies on your computer, or maybe something else is going on. But yes, sounds like it’s geo-targeting, since it’s showing up for you and not me. Hope it’s not too annoying.

              • Suzanne replied: — August 16th, 2013 @ 1:07 pm

                Not at all, it doesn’t bother me. I cook for Mealku so just wondered how I can get my mug on those ads. LOL!

  2. Suzanne — August 16, 2013 at 4:41 pm

    Oh yea, greek meets taco. Sounds fantastic!! For me there is nothing like a good gyro, probably my favorite sandwich EVER!! These are perfect!! BTW, where did you get the mealku widgets? I should ask them would like to put one on my blog!!

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  3. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — August 16, 2013 at 4:48 pm

    Oh, I’m with you on the gyros! LOVE.

    Uh oh, I didn’t know I had a Mealku widget. Where are you seeing it on my blog? Perhaps the Rivit ad network is generating it or something. Weird!

    Reply

  4. Joyously Domestic — August 16, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Your flatbread reminds me of a Lavash bread that I buy. I eat it all the time and use it for so many things! Major carb saver! ;) Now the real reason I HAD to comment is because I, too, am a huge Jeff Mauro fan. I watch the SK religiously. You’re right … he doesn’t apologize for being a little odd now and then, but I think he is hilarious! He’s charming, goofy, handsome, witty … and, I especially love when he sings! :) Had to share that I am right with ya, sister! :) P.S. Can you believe I’ve never had lamb? I might have to try these!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — August 16th, 2013 @ 12:55 pm

      Yes! He’s so delightfully odd! I like that it seems like he’s actually at home, just being himself, as opposed to some people on the Food Network that are just too rehearsed and annoying. My husband actually likes him as much as I do, so we watch together!

      Oh, you must try lamb, at least just once. It has such a different flavor, and it tastes just great with Greek yogurt!

  5. Joyously Domestic — August 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Your flatbread reminds me of a Lavash bread that I buy. I eat it all the time and use it for so many things! Major carb saver! ;) Now the real reason I HAD to comment is because I, too, am a huge Jeff Mauro fan. I watch the SK religiously. You’re right … he doesn’t apologize for being a little odd now and then, but I think he is hilarious! He’s charming, goofy, handsome, witty … and, I especially love when he sings! :) Had to share that I am right with ya, sister! :) P.S. Can you believe I’ve never had lamb? I might have to try these!

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  6. Suzanne — August 16, 2013 at 4:53 pm

    Oh thats interesting, it;s NYC based company and you are in Michigan.

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  7. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — August 16, 2013 at 5:54 pm

    Odd. Where are you seeing it on my blog?

    Reply

  8. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — August 16, 2013 at 5:55 pm

    Yes! He’s so delightfully odd! I like that it seems like he’s actually at home, just being himself, as opposed to some people on the Food Network that are just too rehearsed and annoying. My husband actually likes him as much as I do, so we watch together!

    Oh, you must try lamb, at least just once. It has such a different flavor, and it tastes just great with Greek yogurt!

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  9. Suzanne — August 16, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    At the top and bottom of the page right below the categories and above the actual post and also at the bottom of the page. Someone named Mia and Jen are the cooks featured. It must be targeting NYC people they are able to figure out where I am from which is probably why you can’t see it.

    Reply

  10. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — August 16, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Hmmmm. I did have an expandable twig ad (I think it only expands if your mouse runs across it) installed via Rivit Media, but I actually un-installed it yesterday. Maybe it’s still showing up because of the cookies on your computer, or maybe something else is going on. But yes, sounds like it’s geo-targeting, since it’s showing up for you and not me. Hope it’s not too annoying.

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  11. Suzanne — August 16, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Not at all, it doesn’t bother me. I cook for Mealku so just wondered how I can get my mug on those ads. LOL!

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  12. Jeff Mauro — August 16, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Looks great Lori! Well done. Just made my Greek Tacos last week!

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    • Lori | Foxes Love Lemons replied: — August 16th, 2013 @ 4:26 pm

      Thanks for stopping by, Jeff!

      • Joyously Domestic replied: — August 16th, 2013 @ 5:27 pm

        A visit from THEE Sandwich King himself! Awesome!

  13. Jeff Mauro — August 16, 2013 at 9:22 pm

    Looks great Lori! Well done. Just made my Greek Tacos last week!

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  14. Lori @ Foxes Love Lemons — August 16, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    Thanks for stopping by, Jeff!

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  15. Joyously Domestic — August 16, 2013 at 10:25 pm

    Wow … a visit from THEE Sandwich King! Awesome!

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  16. Joyously Domestic — August 16, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    A visit from THEE Sandwich King himself! Awesome!

    Reply

  17. Liz — August 17, 2013 at 8:23 pm

    Such a delicious dinner idea! Now I have to check out your Weekday Supper post :)

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  18. Liz — August 18, 2013 at 1:23 am

    Such a delicious dinner idea! Now I have to check out your Weekday Supper post :)

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  19. RisaG — September 1, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I love Jeff Mauro too. I voted for him on Food Network Star. Love his show. Love his recipes. Also find his son the cutest kid on TV.

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