Lamb Nachos with Tzatziki

Lamb Nachos with Tzatziki

  • Servings: servings 3-4
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blogAuthor note: Feel free to add as many chips and toppings (cheese, feta, tzatziki and tomato onion salad) as desired. Kessari is a Greek cheese that melts well. If you can’t find Kessari, substitute it with additional monetary jack cheese. If feeding more than 3 to 4, double the ground lamb recipe.

1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil

1/3 cup onion, diced

3 rosemary sprigs

1 pound ground lamb

1/2 teaspoon dried oregano

1/2 teaspoon zaatar

1 teaspoon granulated garlic

1 teaspoon kosher salt

tortilla chips

1 1/2 cup grated Kessari cheese

1 1/2 cups grated monteray jack cheese

crumbled feta

tzatziki (recipe below)

tomato onion salad (recipe below)

  1. Heat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In a skillet, combine the oil, onions and rosemary. Cook over medium heat until the onions are softened and the oil is fragrant, about 4-5 minutes
  3. Add the lamb, oregano, zaatar, garlic and salt to the skillet. Continue to cook until the lamb is completely cooked.
  4. Spray a rimmed baking sheet with canola oil. Make 1 even layer of chips on the baking sheet and top with the lamb. Then add a generous amount of cheese (and I mean a lot of cheese). Repeat this step one more time (think lasagna).
  5. Place the nachos in the oven and cook for 10 to 20 minutes, or until the cheese is nicely melted and slightly browned.
  6. Remove from the oven and top (to your liking) crumbled feta, tzatziki and tomato onion salad.


Author note: Tzatziki traditionally has dill. This recipe does not, feel free to add if that flavor is desired. To seed a cucumber, slice the cucumber vertically and scoop out the seeds with a spoon.

1 32 ounce container Greek Yogurt

2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced

4 garlic cloves, finely chopped

1 teaspoon kosher salt

3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

4 tablespoons lemon juice

  1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Stir well to incorporate. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour before service.

Tomato and Red Onion Salad

1 cup tomatoes, seeded and diced

1 cup white onion, diced

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon fresh dill, finely chopped

1 teaspoon fresh mint, finely chopped

2 teaspoon extra-virgin olive oil

  1. Combine all ingredients into a large bowl. Stir well to incorporate.

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