Gyro nachos are everything you hope they would be. They have the flavor of those tasty Greek wraps but in a fun snackable nacho form.
Picture it, crispy pita chips topped with spiced meat, crumbled feta, onions and tomatoes. Now drizzle that goodness with some tzatziki sauce.
Actually, don’t imagine it, make it! These Greek inspired nachos are a perfect snack or really fun snack.
They were an instant hit at our house and I am sure any gyro fan will fall in love. Luckily they are fun and easy to put together too.
The spice mixture, this is what makes these nachos. Just toss some chunks of onion, garlic and simple seasonings into a blender or food processor to make a paste.
If you need to, add a Tablespoon or two of water to make it come together. It won’t look like much when it is done, but it will smell like something.
Go ahead and start browning your meat. Once it starts taking on some color, add the flavor paste and cook it until the liquid is gone and everything is super fragrant.
This meat is fabulous! It would also be great sprinkled over a Greek salad or served in a wrap.
It would also be fun in lettuce wraps for a healthy treat. But today we are going for it and making nachos.
Ground mutton or lamb is great if you have access. That will give you that full flavor of the meat you know and love.
Luckily my parents raise sheep for meat, so we have easy access. However I understand that is not the case for everyone.
Venison or grass fed beef would be a great option if you have access to those. They both would offer great depth of flavor.
However ground turkey, bround beef or even ground pork would work well. Any ground meat would be a great vehicle for the spice mixture.
Building your nachos.
Start by spreading a layer of pita chips over a rimmed sheet pan. Sprinkle those chips with you cooked meat mixture.
Add some crumbles of feta and stick that pan of goodness in the oven for a few minutes. The anticipation is going to really start setting in now.
When the nachos come out of the oven, sprinkle them with your favorite gyro toppings. We added some diced cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion.
Then drizzle a bit of tzatziki sauce over the whole thing to bring it all together. Don’t go crazy, just a bit to give that pop.
You can always serve some extra tzatziki on the side for dipping if you would like. Just don’t risk making things soggy by adding too much at the jump.
More fun nacho recipes
Loaded BBQ pulled pork nachos are loaded with flavor and texture. They are perfect for game day, as a fun dinner or an appetizer for a party.
Buffalo chicken nachos are crunchy tortilla chips topped with buffalo chicken, homemade cheese sauce and your favorite toppings. It’s a perfect game day snack!
A couple of more great recipes that use lamb
Moroccan lamb stew is hearty, flavorful and warm. It is perfect nestled on a bed of couscous and is sure to leave you full and satisfied.
Lamb curry was created by my Maw-Maw and is full of memories for my mom. I think you will agree that it is a hearty and flavorful meal!
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- 1 pound ground lamb (or venison, beef or turkey)
- 4 cloves garlic
- 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 small red onion, divided
- 3/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
- 12 oz pita chips
- 3 oz cumbled feta
- 1 roma tomato, diced
- 1 small cucumber, diced
- 1/2 cup tzatziki sauce
- Preheat oven to 375°F.
- Start browning ground meat in a large skillet.
- Meanwhile dice 1/4 of the onion and set aside.
- Process the remaining onion, garlic and seasoning into a paste in a food processor or blender. Add a couple of teaspoons of water if needed to make a paste. (If you can't make a paste, finely dice everything and proceed.)
- Put paste in pan with meat and continue to cook until the meat is cooked through and any excess liquid has evaporated.
- Arrange chips over a rimmed sheet pan. Top with meat and feta cheese.
- Put in oven for 7-10 minutes.
- Sprinkle with diced onion, tomato, and cucumbers. Drizzle with tzatziki.
- Serve immediately.
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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 407Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 7gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 66mgSodium: 734mgCarbohydrates: 32gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 21g
All nutritional information is estimated and will depend on the exact ingredients you use.
Shared at The Weekend Potluck