Lamb kebabs


April 14, 2017

Lamb kebabs 5 0 5 47

Don't buy your take away kebabs/gyros ... slow cook them!

  • Prep: 30 mins
  • Cook: 5 hrs
  • 30 mins

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 30 mins

  • Yields: This recipe makes 6 generous sized kebabs


1kg lamb mince

2 teaspoons mixed herbs

3 teaspoons onion salt

3 teaspoons garlic powder

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon pepper


1Mix lamb mince and all above ingredients VERY VERY well together until it is a sticky consistency.

2Form into a loaf shape.

3Wrap in baking paper or foil (optional)

4Place directly in slow cooker(no liquid needed)

5Cook on LOW for 5-6 hours OR

6HIGH for 3-4 hours (depending on your slow cooker)

7When cooked, let rest for 10-15 mins.

8Slice thinly.

9Serve with lettuce, tomato, red onion, cheese and sauce of your choice (we like tzatziki with lamb).

10Roll up in Lebanese bread, put in sandwich press to crisp up the bread and melt the cheese. Enjoy😊


12This mix can be made ahead and frozen to be used at a later time. Always defrost first,then cook as per instructions


14If you are reheating leftovers in a microwave, add a splash of water over the slices, to keep it moist and prevent drying out

Submitted by Di Rowlands


77 Reviews

Karen Buchanan

January 7, 2020

The whole family loved them. I halved the recipe and it still would have fed 6 people. I did accidentally overcook the meat a little, so next time I can adjust my times.

Becc Groves

January 5, 2020

The whole family enjoyed this! I was surprised honestly and a bit hesitant to try it but was delicious! Thanks for the recipe 🙂


December 5, 2019

An absolute favourite in our home!!
I myself don’t like lamb so I switched that out for beef mince and it worked a treat. Cooked exactly the same as it says to do for the lamb and it comes out perfect every time.

Tegan Peters

December 3, 2019

OMG ! This recipe is just delicious! Tastes better than any kebab shop and super simple. Cooked 1kg lamb mince for 3 hours on high and it was perfect

Rachelle Steain

September 17, 2019

One of my kids fave slow cooker meals!!! I have used beef instead of lamb before but my family really love the lamb. We put all the ingredients on our Lebanese bread then wrap in foil & pop in the sandwich press to get the outside toasty & crispy! Yum

Crystal Mackay

September 15, 2019

Absolutely delicious and easy to make 👌

Paulene @ Slow Cooker Central

September 11, 2019

I think it’s important Holly to have patience and not jump to ridiculous assumptions that are kind of embarrassing for you now :/ It was less than 3hrs between you leaving your first review and then leaving the second one complaining about the first one… you were informed comments don’t appear until moderated when you left it? Did you perhaps not read that – I’m not sure?
Patience please – I was actually running a 42km marathon at the time you left your initial review lol – then this review complaining about your other review not being posted 😉 – sorry to say I’m only human and can’t be here in every instance lol
As you can see now both are here for all to see 🙂
I’d suggest cooking a recipe as it’s intended first – before changing it 🙂
The recipe as it states is how it is best – Maybe next time 🙂
After all that’s why it has so much great feedback – because people think this ladies recipe is great?
If there was negative feedback or mixed reviews as you say it would have been approved too – just like yours was 🙂
Have a lovely day Holly xx


September 10, 2019

Did my review not go up because it was not 4 or 5 stars?!!!!!
I think it’s important for all reviews both positive and negative to be posted so that people can make an informed decision on if they want to make this. I wish I had of seen
Some mixed reviews on this, I would not have wasted my time or money.


September 10, 2019

This was really really disappointing. I made it because of all of the good reviews but found it terrible. No flavour, even though I put extra in than the recipe called for. Tasted a bit like meatloaf maybe? But not a good one. Didn’t end up eating it all. – and I only did 500g of lamb instead of 1kg. Don’t waste your time or money.

Lisa Soligo

July 30, 2019

Wow! Didn’t think I was going to like this but it was AMAZING! Fed 5 of us (myself, husband and 3 adult children) easily. Used Greek seasoning and added some cayenne pepper and put the load on a bed of sliced onion (didn’t wrap it). Family weren’t keen when they saw it come out of the slow cooker, but one taste changed their minds. All of them RAVED! Definitely a regular Sunday night dinner in our house!

Cheryle Headley

July 17, 2019

This recipe is so easy and far better than buying kebabs. I have mad this so many times, for hubby & myself and make extras for the family. They all love it. Sometimes a tweek it a little by adding extra flavours but always yummo.
Thank you Pauline, since finding your fb page my slow cooker has had so much use.. and it’s fairly old now. Hope it keeps on giving.

Alison Battistuzzi

June 17, 2019

These will be added to list of regulars in our house…absolutely delicious & easy
I only used 500g mince,only added greek seasoning(to taste) with some tomato sauce & panko crumbs
I never wrapped in foil~Cooked on high 3 hours

Deanna Rankin

June 15, 2019

This is so full of flavour when made with mince. Will be a family favourite with homemade tortillas. Yummo


March 13, 2019

This was lovely and easy to make only suggestion is next time i would use probably only 1 and half teaspoon of mixed herbs for my own personal flavor but otherwise it was a great dish for the family 🙂


January 2, 2019

I’m giving this 4 stars as I felt it needed something extra to give it a lift…not sure what tho. Might try some ras el hanout spice from herbies next time I think.
My husband liked this very much, the 12 1/2 y/o grand daughter took one look and had 4 pieces of lettuce, 2 slices tomato, grated cheese and carrot :(, so all in all very mixed responses.


October 20, 2018

I love how easy this is to prepare, cook and serve. So good for a weekend fakeaway, and so yum.

Lorraine Barber

September 25, 2018

WOW. This recipe is definitely a keeper in our house. Was hesitant at first with my track record on meat loaf 🤣. But turned out beautiful. The trick is plenty of sauce when you make the kebabs. Thankyou for this recipe 😊

Carolyn Hilbert

September 4, 2018

Wow! I hope as really hesitant to make this. My Miss 13 “hates lamb” but with 500g of lamb mince to use up from the butcher, I was going to give it a crack! I used half of the spice qty’s and had used an Italian herb spice mix because that’s all I had. I used ready made Lebanese bread (feeling lazy) and we didn’t toast them in the sandwich toaster. I had tzaziki to use but my teen advised she ‘doesnt Like tzaziki.) I put on hers BBQ sauce ‘ sour cream, veggies and the sliced lamb mince. My Miss 13 inhaled it. Infact, it wasn’t until I asked her to ‘put the lamb in the fridge’ that she realised my swiftly move! She still wants leftovers for lunch tomorrow! Di, you’re an absolute legend-I can’t believe something so easy is soooo tasty! Will be making this in the beef & chicken varieties. Thank you! X

Krystal Lilley

August 27, 2018

Absolutely amazing! Yummy. Will be making this again!

Kate B

August 23, 2018

Super tasty! I wrapped mine in two layers of baking paper and turned once half way through cooking. I cooked it for 4hrs on high but would probably try 3.5hr next time. I made my own onion salt using plain salt and onion powder (2:1) and it tasted great!

Darren Comley

July 28, 2018

I tried this for a second time, and this time used 1/2kg each of lamb and beef mince. I also added a healthy teaspoon(s) of Greek Herbs and this made my second attempt much more satisfying than my first. By making a flat loaf this only needed 2 hours high in my Sunbeam 5.5l. All diners had nothing but praise!!


July 23, 2018

I am going to make these today but with 500g of lamb mince instead of 1kg. Do I need to adjust the cooking time and shall I half the ingredients?

Tracy T

July 23, 2018

Absolutely delicious! A family favourite on a Friday night!
Have used the same recipe with chicken mince instead as another option!

Ann Noonan

July 21, 2018

Just cooked this for lunch my guests loved them and they are take away kebab buyers thank you so much for sharing this recipe 😀

Ruth wallis gallagher

June 21, 2018

was delish, deffo making it again, did it with baking paper instead of alfoil, there was quite a bit of juice over, though i had done it wrong, but that’s normal, so lamb one next👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻

Annette Dark

June 21, 2018

Cooked this for my family of 5, aged 80-14 they loved it! Made lunches the next day with leftover meat, winning! Will definitely make again 😊👍

Nicola McAllister

June 16, 2018

Made these for home date night and they were so good. Cooked the lamb as per recipe but used cooked capsicum, white onion and portobello mushroom as filling with tzatziki dip. Also just heated bread instead of toasting. Lots of leftover lamb to pull from the freezer – delish

Michelle Rosevear

June 16, 2018

Made this and it was a huge it with the family, will be making this again

Recipe states no liquid required

Lisa burton

June 14, 2018

How much liquid do you put in bottom of slow cooker

Kerrie McCreadie

June 13, 2018

Family favourite. I make chicken kebabs as hubby doesn’t like lamb. Nice easy meal and so quick to prepare. 100 times better than any kebab you could buy. So glad I came across this recipe

Roz Ching

June 13, 2018

Thoroughly enjoyed this recipe. Used half lamb half beef mince. Couldn’t find the garlic powder so used 1 1/2 teaspoon of crushed garlic worked fine. Also made 2 small logs as we are little family cooked for 5 hours on low was perfect.


June 11, 2018

Will never buy takeaway kebabs again! This recipe is just about identical to your favourite gyros meat. Kept it simple with lettuce, onion and tzatziki in wraps. Oh. Em. Gee! 👌🏻😋🌯

Rita Fiorentino

June 11, 2018

Whole family loved it….better then the ones you buy from takeaway shops. Will make more often 👍

Tammy Noble

June 11, 2018

Made this for dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious, and will definitely be included in the ‘regulars repertoire’!


June 11, 2018

I’m not normally a lamb fan but everyone in my house loves this one. It also freezes well to have an easy dinner on hand, I wrap mine in baking paper and foil when I make it.


June 11, 2018

I used mince beef. As I couldn’t find lamb. Omg!! It was the best! So easy to make.

Had it in wraps with cheese, lettuce, tomato and aloi.

Thanks this is defiantly on my weekly menu now!!!


June 11, 2018

Absolute winner will definitely be making again


June 11, 2018

Made these last night but with 500g of beef and 500g lamb. Tasted amazing! I also added Greek spices (master foods) tasted just like from the kebab shop! Even my kids who live on chicken nuggets enjoyed them and they don’t like anything

Rachael Goding

June 11, 2018

We absolutely loved this!!! I didn’t have all the ingredients so I used vegetable stock, garlic powder and salt. I was worried to let it cook while I was out but when I got home it was perfect. It was such a hit with the kids. The next day I made the kids lunch. I sliced the meat and placed it in the sandwich with some tomato sauce, the kids demolished them.

David Trendell

June 10, 2018

Tried this for the first time a few nights ago, and when tasted, I thought I’d died and gone to heaven.
What an amazing recipe!

Kath Bowes

June 10, 2018

This was a big hit! I used half lamb an half bred mince… I didn’t put mixed herbs in or as much salt as it called for… Still a little salty so will only put the onion salt in next time… Will definitely be making again

Tracey Davies

June 9, 2018

Smiley faces all round! Delicous. I cooked on low for 6hr. Served with all the trimmings and tzatziki with sweet chilli sauce 😋


June 6, 2018

Hi I want to make this tonight due to having a large family I need to use 2 kilos of mince just wondering if anyone would know how long I would need to cook it..Thank you in advance


June 3, 2018

Used lamb, used onion powder as had that in my cupboard, used tortilla’s and praise creamy garlic sauce. Very yummy. Will be making again

I’d use that 🙂

Annette Conyngham

June 3, 2018

I was worried that the meat would fall apart it turned out great was worrying over nothing as I never had a fail yet with any recipes on this site. Enjoyed by us both I had BBQ sauce and Hubby Aioli.


June 2, 2018

I’m going to make this tomorrow, once I get the meat, (first time making) could someone please advise, I have onion powder in my cupboard. Could I use this or would it be better to get onion salt?. Also would it change the flavour of it.

Marlene Zvaigzne

May 30, 2018

Delicious. Loved this. Thank you.


May 29, 2018

Made this tonight for the first time….. and it won’t be the last!!! Was absolutely beatiful, I halved the recipe and also the cooking time, came out perfect. Amazed at how very easy it was.Looking forward to making it again.


May 29, 2018

So easy to make, delicious, and budget friendly, its a weekly favorite in our household


May 28, 2018

This has got to be the most easiest and best Souvlaki meat substitute ever. When ever I find lamb mince on special or reduced it’s my go to recipe for the family.
Such a universal dish that I bulk make into loaves and then freeze raw to cook up later if I run out of time.
Once cooked I slice it up fine on my slicer and put into containers for school wraps, salads, sandwiches, pizza toppings and also antipasto platters in a Friday night!
When making wraps I use Tzatiki dip and Avocado dip for quicker and cheaper spread if they are on special.
You can also use other mince if lamb is not available.


May 28, 2018

My family love these 😍
I use less salt as we found it a little over salty !! But nonetheless still great!


May 27, 2018

A family favourite. We have this once a week. Delicious and easy.


May 26, 2018

I wasn’t sure that this would taste like the kebabs you buy but I was so wrong. It was just delicious and exactly like you buy. Will not need to waste money now I can make my own. Followed the recipe but halved it. Plenty for hubby with heaps left over.


May 10, 2018

Loved it, too much for hubby and I, freezed, will use, hubby came out and asked for another please..loved it 😁


May 10, 2018

Loved it, will make again..beautiful


May 10, 2018

First time, loved it, will make again, will use Lebanese bread to see different, use wraps for light weight..five stars

Heather Turner

May 7, 2018

Delicious! Left overs are perfect for work lunches in the sandwich press.
My kids (2yrs &1yr) even ate it as I cut theirs thick and called it sausage 😊

Jill Stone

May 5, 2018

Husband made this tonight 2 adults, 3 teenagers, yummy, all gobbled up, ate way too much. Will make again,

Samantha Cooper

May 1, 2018

Beef kebabs for dinner. It was a little flavour less. I added more salt, pepper and Worcestershire sauce ontop while it was cooking hoping to get the flavour thru. Next time ill play around and add extra things in it. But nothing more salt, pepper and bbq sauce couldn’t help.


April 27, 2018

Has anyone froze it after making… ?


April 22, 2018

Oh wow can i give this 6 stars…tastes just like it was from a kebab shop. Didnt change anything. Was absolutely delicious and if your a kebab fan give this a try!


April 16, 2018

Doubled the recipe and did with 2kg lamb mince. Was so yummy ! Everyone loved it and the entire thing was gone after breakfast the next day.

Sue Prentice

April 16, 2018

Delicious, it was a hit with the whole family.


April 16, 2018

This was a hit with my family

Tanya Kendell

April 16, 2018

We love this,
We have used beef also and still loved it, great recipe

Jeannene Carter

April 14, 2018

made this today ! really quite tasty , i was afraid , using beef mince just from the grocers that it wouldnt come out the same texture , but it was pretty close i think . so my switch up were to use beef instead of lamb , i omitted the salt as the mixed herbs i used and the garlic salt i used (then i used onion powder ) both have salt.. i ended up using Spice Islands brand ‘garlic and herb’ spice mix ( i bought it at costco here inthe usa


April 9, 2018

Hi Angelica😊
You can just substitute onion powder for onion salt no problems.
As for the mixed herbs…they are just dried herbs(masterfood brand) in a jar, in the spice isle usually.
Hope that helps😁

Angelica Lichtner

April 8, 2018

I can’t get hold of onion salt here but onion powder. How much salt shall I put it.

And what is in the mixed herbs? Don’t have it here but I can buy the herbs myself and mix

I’d use whichever pepper you most often like to eat 🙂


April 3, 2018

I am making this tomorrow 🙂
What kind of pepper do you recommend?
Cracked or ground? Black or white?
Thanks 🙂

Hi Cheryl … yes we have all the versions, chicken too
Just search KEBAB to find them all easier 🙂

Cheryl Dell

December 3, 2017

could you do this with beef mince ?

Niamh kilmurray

September 4, 2017

I’ve made this a few times. So easy to make and delicious too.

Emma Perrie

July 3, 2017

Julie, most likely onion salt. Minced meat, especially a kilos worth, could absolutely hold 5 teaspoons of salt. Due to the fact that a lot of the salt would cook out with the fat in the mince. Salt also acts as a binding agent, it draws the proteins in the meat together. I’m trying a similar recipe tonight!

Julie Hunter

May 31, 2017

Is it meant to be onion powder instead of onion salt? With the 2teaspoons of salt as well that makes 5 teaspoons of salt in 1 kilo of mince

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