Time to take your taste buds to Greece with these Greek Sloppy Joes made with ground lamb, peperoncini, feta cheese, and a homemade tzatziki (cucumber yogurt) sauce.
As often as I cook with beef and chicken at home, I must admit lamb is my favorite meat. At first I only ate it for Easter where I would make a lamb chop while everyone else ate ham. I don’t even know how that tradition started other than I probably whined about how I didn’t want ham. When I started making a decent paycheck a few years ago, I bought ground lamb on occasion. Then earlier this year, I got a Middle Eastern cookbook that featured lamb. A lot. I’ve been so smitten over this book that I’ve been adding lamb more and more to my menu planning. In fact, I’d take ground lamb over beef any day. Then I started thinking about my friends and family who have not (or very rarely) cooked with lamb. Why isn’t lamb more popular? The American Lamb Board had that same question and asked me to develop a recipe that would encourage you to have lamb for dinner tonight (or at least pick up some lamb the next time you buy groceries). Cooking with ground lamb is the best place to start; if you can cook ground beef, you can cook ground lamb. See? You’re off to a great start already! Lamb also naturally lends itself so well to global flavors, which is why I went Greek with these Greek Sloppy Joes served with a tzatziki (cucumber yogurt) sauce and homemade pita chips. You know sloppy joes. You know Greek food. Now you can have both in one sandwich.