Gluten Free Greek Slow Cooker Tacos with Lamb! Lamb is a great alternative to your ordinary beef tacos! Easy to make in the crock pot or slow cooker, healthy and a great source of protein, plus it makes a delicious nutritious meal when topped with crumbled feta and salad! Serve these Slow Cooker Tacos on gluten free tortillas or corn tortillas!
Here’s the thing. We miss New Zealand. Like a LOT! In fact, we’re on a quest to get back there. Ahh, yes, the beauty and the simplicity of that country. And since my husband is from the south island, we often get care packages full of his favorite goodies from family. They are so thoughtful and know exactly when my husband (aka the kiwi) is needing his licorice and marmite fix!
One of the things I like to do when we’re both missing New Zealand is to make a healthy meal with lamb, because in New Zealand, lamb is popular, delicious, and makes a very nutritious meal. Plus I really can’t make a full on meal out of licorice and marmite, yet, haha! The homesick meal I make (here in Texas) usually isn’t usually prepared like the way they do in New Zealand either. I usually put some spin on it and create a whole new type of flavor.
You see, we both love New Zealand and lamb, the kiwi LOVES his Fire Roasted Tacos, and I adore mediterranean food and anything Greek! Hence this meal. A little bit of Texas (taco style), a little bit of New Zealand (lamb filling), and a little bit Greek (feta and olive topping and flavoring).
Some of our favorite meals are theses “cultural infusion” meals. Yes, i just made that up. But go with me here. A diverse meal full of fun flavors and healthy toppings! Not to mention easy to make and eat.
I slow cooked the meat for better digestion. You know I’m all about that healthy digestion!
Slow cooking the meat also allows for the flavors to really soak in reach it’s potential. The best way to do this is, of course, the crock pot. Throw in your meat (thawed or frozen), your marinade, your seasoning, cook for a few hours while you do other things, then VOILA! Serve these Slow Cooker Tacos with gluten free tortillas and your choice of topping.
Gluten Free Greek Tacos with Slow Cooked Lamb
- 1 lb ground lamb
- 3oz can of chopped black olives
- 1 tsp minced garlic
- 1/2 tsp sea salt
- 1/4 cup creamy balsamic dressing
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1/4 cup fresh basil (chopped)
- Dash of black pepper (optional)
- 4–6 corn or gluten free tortillas (we use udis gluten free)
- Crumbled feta
- Shredded cabbage or salad mix
- 1/4 cup sun dried tomatoes (diced)
- Balsamic glaze (optional topping)
- Optional- Top each taco with collup plain Greek Yogurt or Tzatziki yogurt dip to top.
- First brown your ground lamb meat in a skillet for 5 -6 minutes on medium high. Drain excess fat.
- Remove the browned meat from the skillet and place in a crockpot/slow cooker.
- Add in your dressing, olive oil, olives, herbs, and seasoning, and stir well.
- Cook on high for 2-3 hrs. Stir half way and add in any other seasoning you desire, such as black pepper or more dressing/garlic. I usually check the flavor half way to see.
- Once cooked, warm up your tortillas and add 1/4 to 1/2 cup salad mix.
- Top with lamb mixture, crumbled feta, and sun dried tomatoes.
- Drizzle with balsamic vinegar or glaze if desired.
- Category: main
- Method: slow cooker
- Cuisine: greek
I slow cooked this meal with olives to give it that salty and savory flavor. The healthy fats in the olives pairs well with the lamb so make it filling but still healthy and very nutrient dense. And did you know that olives actually have anti-inflammatory properties? Yep, here’s your nerdy nutrition quote for this post.
Few high-fat foods offer such a diverse range of antioxidant and anti-inflammatory nutrients—some of which are unique to olives themselves.
To sum it up –-> We miss New Zealand. We love lamb. The crock pot is amazing for cooking meats to ease digestion. And olives are the new cool zesty vegetable that will help fight inflammation.
Now there’s a crazy Cotter post for you! Let’s eat!
What’s your go to meal you make when you are homesick meal? Do you love lamb like us? 😉