lamb quick and easy

Lamb Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

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Ask your butcher for freshly ground lamb meat and bring it home to cook up these lamb gyros in 20 minutes.

Low-carb Cauliflower Tortilla wraps hold these gyros together so you can get a bit of everything in one bite.

I had sauce dripping down my hands while I ate but didn’t mind at all because it tastes so good. Not only do these lamb gyros taste good, I feel amazing after eating them. The macronutrient ratio is just right for maintaining a ketogenic state.

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quick and easy lamb gyros

Making Cauliflower Tortillas in bulk is a helpful strategy to simplify food prep. They freeze well and can be stored for a while. Pull them out ahead of time to give enough time for them to thaw. Be sure to place a piece of parchment paper between each tortilla so they don’t stick together and will defrost better.

In place of the tortillas, cauliflower rice can also be used. I teach two ways to make Cauliflower Rice and offer many variations on how to use it in my cookbook, The Ketogenic Edge Cookbook.

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lamb quick and easy

Greek Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

The perfect combination of warm meat with a cool fatty sauce and crisp, crunchy vegetables.
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Course: Main Course, Sauces, Dressings, and Dips
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 385kcal


For the patties:

For the sauce:

  • 1 cup full-fat Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • extra virgin olive oil
  • salt and ground black pepper

Serve with:


  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the meat with all other herbs and spices. Shape the meat in 8 patties, form in the palm of your hand.
  • Warm coconut oil over medium-low heat in a frying pan. Place the patties in the oil and cook each side for about 4 minutes, until cooked through.
  • While the patties cook, mix the yogurt and lemon juice in a small bowl. Add the herbs, stir to combine. Season with salt and pepper, drizzle with olive oil.
  • To serve, add to a cauliflower tortilla and arrange with sliced tomato and cucumber. Top with sauce and enjoy warm.


Macros Per Serving do not include Tortillas. Macros are located on that recipe, add if needed.


Calories: 385kcal | Carbohydrates: 3g | Protein: 24g | Fat: 30g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 377mg | Potassium: 322mg | Sugar: 2g | Vitamin A: 84IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 2mg
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