April 14, 2017
Don't buy your take away kebabs/gyros ... slow cook them!
5 hrs 30 mins
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.
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
August 28, 2020
Second kebab recipe I have slow cooked and is definitely one I will make again – just need to tweak to my family’s tastes. Was a meal we all enjoyed and what Mum doesn’t love that! This time I left out the salt as we don’t heavily salt our food. Next time I’ll reduce the pepper by at least half and add more mixed herbs.
So quick and easy to make – whipped it up in 15 minutes (with “help” from my teenage son) during my lunch break (perk of working from home!). I’d recommend giving it a go – you’ll probably be like so many others and making it again
August 2, 2020
This was okay, but not great, and I’m not sure if I did something wrong.
I mean I followed the directions, but should I have taken the meat out of the foil so the top could brown and get some colour? It looked paleish and murky grey. The flavour was so so. The smell in the house when it was cooking in the slow cooker was great. It was a little dry, so maybe my slow cooker was too hot, although it was 2 hours on high.
It didn’t look like the pictures on Facebook that’s for sure.
The calorie count was awesome, heaps of protein, so I think I’ll play around with this recipe. I’ll maybe try ground cumin for a different flavour.
July 31, 2020
I was a skeptical of this turning out ok. But I must say it was absolutely amazing! Hubby even went back for a third one. I will definitely be making this again. I didn’t put the 2 teaspoons of salt in and found it salty enough without it.
July 27, 2020
Thought I was ok, it did taste like meatloaf. My son wouldn’t eat it at all. I would not make it again
July 22, 2020
OMG! This was better than I expected, I can’t believe it tastes like store bought. Thank you for the recipe.
July 12, 2020
I made this for the very first time it was so yummy was so easy to make will be making this again for sure
June 22, 2020
Thankyou! I was finally able to make this! Family loved it!
June 5, 2020
OMG had Lamb Kebabs tonight. The smell in the house wad divine. Had tabuli and homus. The Kebabs were absolutely YUM. Great football night dinner. Will be doing these again.
June 2, 2020
Made the lamb kebabs for dinner tonight. I made up the mixture and turned it into a loaf shape the day before to save time. So I just popped it into the slow cooker today. Taste sensation. 1kg of mince made a dozen rolls. I’d halve the quantity next time. But so yummy. Will definitely make this again.
May 29, 2020
This was so tasty. We couldn’t get Lamb mince but we had it with beef and honestly it was the best will be come a staple on our household 😀
I made these last week and they were amazing! Comfortably fed my family for dinner and leftovers for lunch the next day! It made 9 kebabs (with extra meat) a huge hit in my house and will become a regular weekend dinner!! 5 star rating 🌟 🌟🌟🌟🌟
May 28, 2020
Absolutely delicious, better than shops. We make these at least ones a week. They are so easy, so full of flavour and yum.
May 27, 2020
Amazing flavour and so easy!
May 20, 2020
Only had 600g mince but put followed the rest of the recipe with the exception of the onion salt, I used onion powder instead.
Hubby loved it. I think it will become a regular meal. I can see this as a brilliant boys night favourite.
May 15, 2020
Omg I was so sceptical being mince to put into a Souvlaki but OMG was amazing the flavours were amazing and loved by all. A+++++
Love this, great meal for a family with. 4 grown boys. The meat is so flavoursome.
May 14, 2020
Made this last night for the family, it was amazing. Even got the comment ‘this is better than a brought one’ 👌🏻
So, I made the below recipe for first time for dinner and all I can say is “WHAT A HIT” with the family! They’ve requested it weekly as opposed to buying them. This usually costs us to buy $38-42
Homemade = $4.60 per serve ($18.40 4ppl)
Slight changes I had to make
1. Used 500gm each of lamb and sausage beef mince
2. Used garlic paste and garlic salt as I didn’t have powdered form.
3. Wrapped in foil and put it into my silicone loaf pan
**NO WATER REQUIRED **
👌 Perfect 5hrs later on high.
May 13, 2020
Made this several times now. Cooked with beef, lamb and chicken mince. Great flavours and hubby reckons better than shop bought.
I love this recipe….I use beef mince instead (lamb is heaps more expensive) . It’s one of my favourite dinners. One of my kids loves the meat….she eats it by itself 👍🙂
April 15, 2020
This is now a family favorite and is requested every week.
April 13, 2020
Simple, easy and an absolute winner in our family!
April 7, 2020
Was a bit worried about making this as wasn’t sure how flavorsome it will be but it was delish. Will definitely be making again. Yum
April 5, 2020
Made this recently and everyone absolutely loved it! We wont be going back! Cant wait to make it again!
March 29, 2020
I made this for dinner last night. I don’t normally cook lamb, but I happened to pick up some lamb mince. I wasn’t sure what to expect, but this recipe was AMAZING!!!! My slow cooker cooks hot & this was something I was concerned about, but because lamb is an oily meat it turned out tender, juicy & full of flavour. It has definitely been added to my list of regular meals. Bonus was that it only took around 5-10 minutes to prepare the mince.
March 14, 2020
I made this a few weeks ago and my wife and I loved it. I’m making the same today but with beef mince and really looking forward to it
March 13, 2020
Put it on in the morning, got home from a full day/evening of sport and it was ready to go. Put it in kebab bread with lettuce, tomatoes,cheese and tzaziki then wrapped and toasted…better than the kebab shop
February 14, 2020
Now this was so easy and delicious! I cooked it on high for 3 hours ! The smell was brilliant!
Will definitely do again
February 7, 2020
Thank you very much from Norfolk, England.
February 3, 2020
Delicious! Made as per the recipe and our family of 5 loved it. Thank you for the perfect fake away recipe.
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.
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.
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
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
September 15, 2019
Absolutely delicious and easy to make 👌
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.
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.
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!
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.
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
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.
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 😊
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
August 27, 2018
Absolutely amazing! Yummy. Will be making this again!
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!
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?
Absolutely delicious! A family favourite on a Friday night!
Have used the same recipe with chicken mince instead as another option!
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 😀
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👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
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 😊👍
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
Made this and it was a huge it with the family, will be making this again
June 15, 2018
Recipe states no liquid required
June 14, 2018
How much liquid do you put in bottom of slow cooker
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
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! 👌🏻😋🌯
Whole family loved it….better then the ones you buy from takeaway shops. Will make more often 👍
Made this for dinner tonight. Absolutely delicious, and will definitely be included in the ‘regulars repertoire’!
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.
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!!!
Absolute winner will definitely be making again
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
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.
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!
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
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 🙂
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.
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.
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.
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 😁
Loved it, will make again..beautiful
First time, loved it, will make again, will use Lebanese bread to see different, use wraps for light weight..five stars
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 😊
May 5, 2018
Husband made this tonight 2 adults, 3 teenagers, yummy, all gobbled up, ate way too much. Will make again,
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.
Delicious, it was a hit with the whole family.
This was a hit with my family
We love this,
We have used beef also and still loved it, great recipe
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
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😁
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
April 4, 2018
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?
December 7, 2017
Hi Cheryl … yes we have all the versions, chicken too
Just search KEBAB to find them all easier 🙂
December 3, 2017
could you do this with beef mince ?
September 4, 2017
I’ve made this a few times. So easy to make and delicious too.
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!
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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