5.23.2010

Greek Wraps

My son has been completely intrigued with his study of ancient Greece! His 2nd grade class has been fully immersed in these studies for a couple of weeks now. Students had the opportunity to make their own tunics and then wear them each day as they studied. They designed Trojan Horse models, learned Greek Myths, saw through the eyes of the Greek Gods and finally, ended it all with a Greek Festival. The festival included Olympic games, formal debates, a Greek play and, of course, lots of delicious Greek cuisine.

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We feasted on lemon chicken, hummus, olives, baklava, dolmas, Greek salads...

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I wanted to bring something gyro-ish. I almost made Greek meatballs but ran out of time (and energy). A friend of mine suggested I crumble the meat and add some bread crumbs to save money and help the meat go a bit further. Brilliant!

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These wraps were such a big hit. They were so yummy, in fact, that I ran back to the store after school to pick up more stuff so that I could make them again for dinner!

Greek Wraps
by theUngourmet

Serves 4-6

Print recipe

1 lb ground beef or turkey (or a mix of each)
1/3 cup panko bread crumbs
1 large egg
1 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried dill
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 cloves minced garlic
1 tsp salt
cracked black pepper

large flour tortillas
shredded lettuce
diced tomato
crumbled feta
tzatziki (Trader Joe's has a great one! )


In a large bowl, combine the beef or turkey, bread crumbs, egg, spices, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Place mixture into a large skillet and crumble as it browns.

Place 2 tbsp of tzatziki on a flour tortilla. Layer with meat, lettuce, tomato and feta. Wrap tightly. Cut in 1/2 if desired. Enjoy!

I think sliced Kalamata olives would be a fantastic addition to these wraps!

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38 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

He looks so happy (a little bit shy though) with his own tunic.
I like it gyro-ish and lots of tzatziki!

Molly @ A Bit O' Shine said...

Fun! I love when schools do fun things like that, that really get the kids involved.

And I am so hungry right now and that looks so good.

I have a cousin who lives near Goldendale, Washington and there's a Greek Monastery there - we visited their bakery/gift shop and got the yummiest baklava. So good! Agghh still hungry. :)

scrappysue said...

so cute! i love his slightly perplexed look!

Heavenly Housewife said...

Lol your son looks ever so slightly annoyed, what a funny picture. I bet he'll cheer up after eating those insanely delicious looking wraps!
*kisses* HH

♥peachkins♥ said...

Your son looks so cute in that picture!

Joanne said...

I haven't seen wraps on here in a while...so glad they are making a comeback! These look delicious. I love gyros.

So cute how your son's class is really STUDYING Greece and getting into it. I think that's the only real way to learn!

Koek! said...

And I am completely intrigued with these Greek wraps! Yum...
Robyn

Liz said...

I know this is yummy as I am
Greek. I miss my mom's gooding.

Taylor said...

I had a huge craving for greek last week too, and ended up making tzatziki! Your wraps look delicious...and your son looks so cute!

Stella said...

Nice Kim! This Greek wrap looks so incredibly delicious, and I must say wholesome too-I like that.
Your son is really cute by the way. He does not look like he wanted to be that photo-that's how I was and am still (smile)...
Going over to Rotell now to see what you made.

Claudia said...

What fun to combine school studies with food - he looks every inch the Greek Prince - maybe not sure about the tunic? So sweet! The recipe is fun, easy and filled with taste - I do love Greek cooking and its adaptations.

TKW said...

Look at your little Zeus! Adorable!

I've been missing Greece terribly this spring, and these wraps look like just the thing to cheer me up. Delicious.

bellini valli said...

I remember the days although it wasn't Greek mythologu it was medeival times with a banquet afterwards.

Pam said...

That was fun for your son, I bet! Those wraps look delicious, love that Greek thing going!

Cathy said...

What a great idea to crumble up the meat mixture. Much easier to handle. Yum, I love all the flavors in Greek food so have to make these today.

Heidi said...

How fun! My daughters second grade class did a big lesson on apples and took a trip to the apple orchard during the fall and this spring did a huge section on WORMS!!! (No cooking them :)

pigpigscorner said...

lol your son has this slightly annoyed look. So cute! The wraps look so delicious!

Randi Troxell said...

your son is so handsome in that pic!

and those wraps look WONDERFUL i am a wrap lover of any sort... but i looove greek food... so i'll def be trying this!

teresa said...

yummy! i adore greek food! your little guy is so cute, i love his outfit.

girlichef said...

Aw, he is too cute =) I think I'd use ground lamb, though...cuz I totally love the gyro flavors!!! Sounds delish :D

The Blonde Duck said...

How cute! These would be a great quick lunch/ dinner.

Juliana said...

Wow, nice wrap, and sure like you mention kalamata olives would be a great addition to it...it really looks so tasty :-) By the way, your son look so cute.

Faith said...

What a cute pic! The Greek Festival sounds like so much fun. I bet your wraps were a huge hit...they look really amazing!

Barely Domestic Mama said...

Awwww. Your son looks adorable!

This sounds delicious! Believe it or not I have all these ingredients except for the flour tortilla. I'll be buying that tomorrow to give this recipe a try. :)

Gloria said...

He is so cute Kim, I lve the pictures!

And I love your wraps, xxx gloria

Sook said...

Those wraps look so delicious!!

jacqueline said...

Dearest Kim, that wraps looks soo yummie! I would love to try this out! Thanks so much for sharing! Your boy looks so adorable..it's so fun to study ancient greece! Have a lovely merry happy week and love to you!

sweetlife said...

my daughter also studied greek and she loved it, she is still reading anything she can get her hands on, love the first pic...great recipe I can see why you quickly made it for dinner..yum

sweetlife
off to vote for ya!good luck

Katie@Cozydelicious said...

He is adorable! And these wraps look wonderful, and easy - perfect weeknight food. My husband will love them... he can go through a whole container of tzaziki in one sitting.

nanny said...

the wraps look wonderful!!! I love tzatziki!!!
You are the Wrap Queen in my book!!!

Cate O'Malley said...

Oh yum, they look like a perfect warm weather meal - delish!

tasteofbeirut said...

The wrap looks delicious and your son is so adorable in his little Greek outfit!

A Joyful Chaos said...

So cute and your recipe sounds wonderful! Thanks for sharing.

Erin said...

Oh my gosh! This looks absolutely delicious! Feta and tzatziki are yummy on anything!!!!Heck, I'd probably eat cardboard if it was smothered in them! =o)

5 Star Foodie said...

How fun! I hope my daughter gets to do that at school when she's in 2nd grade. She reads about Greek myths a lot. The greek wraps look excellent!

Cinnamon-Girl said...

The wraps look excellent! I bet everyone loved them. And your son is cute - the festival must of been a lot of fun!

ck said...

SO excited about this recipe! Do you think it would also work with ground chicken?

(And LOVE that shot of your son at the top.)

Jenn said...

I'm trying to catch up on all the foods i missed these past two weeks and i sure missed quite a bit. I guess that's one of the downsides to traveling. But now that I'm back, i'm glad I saw this. Gotta try and start eating a little healthier again. hehehe... I think a good greek wrap would do just the trick.

btw...your son looks adorable in his toga. hehehe...

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