For the tzatziki sauce
1 small cucumber, seeded and finely chopped
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon fresh oregano, minced
1 clove garlic, minced

For the lamb
1 tablespoons olive oil
1/4 cup onion, finely diced
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoons tomato paste
1 pound ground lamb or beef
1/3 cup water
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon oregano
1/4 teaspoon ground coriander
1/8 teaspoon cloves

For assembly
4 large flour tortillas
2 cups cooked rice
3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 cucumber, chopped
1 pint small tomatoes, quartered

1. Mix together all tzatziki ingredients in small bowl.  Cover and chill in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. 

2. Heat oil in skillet over medium-high heat.  Add onion and cook until softened, about 5 minutes.  Add garlic and tomato paste and continue cooking until fragrant, about 2 minutes.  Add lamb and cook until browned.  Drain fat if necessary. 

3. Add water and spices then reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 10 minutes.  Season with salt and pepper. 

3. Place tortillas on plate, cover with damp paper towel, and microwave 30 seconds or until they become soft and pliable. 

4. Mix together tzatziki, lamb, rice, feta, cucumber, and tomatoes then divide mixture between tortillas.  Fold ends up and roll before serving. 

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This recipe is from Koko Cooks.  I made it so long ago now that I don’t remember it in great detail, but I do remember that we all loved this recipe – especially me because I could bathe in tzatziki and be happy.

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