Monday, March 3, 2014

slow cooker greek lamb tacos


Oh, Texas. I was so optimistic in my last post about spring weather, and you had me going for a bit there. Saturday, 75 and sunny. Sunday, ice storm. WHAT.

A surprise ice day calls for a warm, hearty meal like this. The slow cooker does all the work here, and gives you the most tender, tasty lamb ever. Pile some warm tortillas with the shredded meat and some bright Greek flavors, and you have heaven in taco form. It's a thing.

Slow Cooker Greek Lamb Tacos (adapted from Foodie with Family)
serves 6

for the lamb, you'll need:
4 lb. boneless leg of lamb
zest and juice of 1 lemon
8 garlic cloves, peeled
olive oil
3 tablespoons dried oregano
kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

for the tacos, you'll need:
flour tortillas
baby spinach
sundried tomatoes, chopped and excess oil blotted
kalamata olives, pitted and halved
tzatziki
crumbled feta

Rub the lamb with olive oil, then sprinkle with oregano, salt, and pepper. Place it in your slow cooker. Add the lemon juice and zest and scatter the garlic cloves over the lamb. Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hours. When lamb is done, use two forks to shred the meat.

To assemble tacos, pile warm flour tortillas with baby spinach, lamb, olives, sundried tomatoes, and feta. Top with a dollop of tzatziki and a squeeze of fresh lemon juice. YUM YUM.

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36 comments:

  1. I totally need to use my slow cooker more. We love lamb dishes, and I love how the slow cooker makes this meal so easy. Must try this soon!

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    1. It was my first time making lamb in the slow cooker, but these couldn't have been easier! Hope you give them a try!

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  2. This weather is insane. I'm counting my lucky stars that our snow storm didn't happen last night! Yay!
    I used the crock pot on Friday to make short ribs...now you've got me thinking leg of lamb! How good does that sound! Oh my...

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    1. Thanks Monica! I'm glad y'all didn't have a snow storm!! P.S. mmmm short ribs!!

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  3. im so over this weather drama!!!

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  4. This is exactly my kind of thing.. We've had flirts of Spring too, now we're back to dumping rain and snow in the mountains.. This looks so scrumptious Marie!

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    1. Thanks, Maria! Hope it warms up for y'all soon!

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  5. My sister was flying back to Dallas last night and was shocked to find out her flight had been cancelled as the plane coming from there to Atlanta had not been deiced in time! Crazy weather indeed!
    These tacos sound great - love the use of lemon with the lamb!

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    1. SO crazy! Hope your sister got her flight worked out! And yes, the lemon is so great with the lamb!

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  6. This sounds AWESOME and you can use the lamb served with potatoes as well. Lemon potatoes, YUM!

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  7. These look amazing!! I have said this so many times, but I REALLY need to buy a slow cooker. The meat in these tacos looks amazing, and I love that you added a Greek spin to tacos!

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    1. Thanks, Cate! I love my slow cooker... I would definitely go for it! ;)

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  8. beauty! but really. I'm drooling over those countertops and tacos!

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    1. Thanks, dear! Wish those were my countertops... it's actually a marble pastry slab :)

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    2. ha! I bought one of those at Sur La Table last week...waiting on it to come in the mail. Great minds!!!

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    3. Oh yay! Great minds indeed!!

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  9. Marie these pictures are so pretty. These tacos sound so delicious!

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  10. I love slower cooker recipes! I still had to go to school today! *sad face*

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  11. If there's any consolation about the cold weather, it would have to be these lamb tacos. I'd be happy to rug-up and eat one, or may be three, of these.

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  12. I've been having a majoooor taco craving recently, and this post so isn't helping! These tacos look so so good, and I love the Greek twist!

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    1. Thanks Rachel! :) Hope you get some tacos soon!!

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  13. Well, I certainly don't approve of ICE STORMS but I do approve of these tacos! Perfect for a cold day!

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  14. 75 one day and an ice storm the next?? Sounds like bipolar weather to me (and sounds like where I live) haha. I'd give anything for 75 degrees right about now! Love this recipe - I am obsessed with my slow cooker lately :)

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    1. Hope it warms up for you soon! Thanks, Ashley!

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  15. What a tease!! Hopefully these tacos are helping you cope. They look Great!!

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  16. I'm a total sucker for greek food - and lamb. Ben isn't so much - but I think I could change his mind with THESE!

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    1. You could totally win him over with tacos!!

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