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Looking for a flavorful new dinner recipe that’s FAST and EASY? 🙂 15-minute KETO Greek Bowls use either ground beef or lamb, whichever you prefer. And Keto Greek Bowls are delicious for Low Carb, Primal (Paleo + dairy), GAPS and whole food diets!
When you taste this Greek-spiced meat, you may throw your hands in the air and yell, “Wow!” When you taste the herbal Spearmint Cream Sauce that gets poured over the top, you may not believe the amazing flavor explosion that went off in your mouth. I am completely serious, because this is what happened to me. 😉
Why Keto bowls are great
Are bowls a part of your regular dinner rotation yet? If not, I recommend them for two reasons:
- They’re quick for the cook to assemble.
- Eaters love bowls.
For the cook, bowls simply entail the chopping of a few veggies, maybe the purchase of a certain condiment (like salsa or sour cream, or use homemade) and the easy prep of some meat.
Underneath these toppings, you provide an almost-no-work base of usually cauliflower rice (prepackaged frozen works great), which can be cooked quickly (5 minute simmer) in salted water or roasted in a casserole pan in the oven with some bacon fat or butter and sea salt (400 degrees for 15-20 minutes).
So the components are super easy.
The only decisions are: how to spice the meat, and what toppings will make the meal special.
We love bowls because they are delicious comfort food — soft textures, packed with flavors, and can be eaten with either fork or spoon. Eaters also love bowls because they’re casual — they put one at ease, and they can be made by each individual, to suit each person’s preferences.
Here’s another bowl I know you’ll love: 15-minute Keto Asian Beef Bowl (also Paleo, GAPS, Low-carb and Whole30).
Keto Greek Bowls
Keto Greek Bowls are made special with a beautifully spiced meat! Use either ground beef or ground lamb, whichever you prefer. The meat is cooked and even finished with a bit of butter! Butter creates a creamy sauce with lemon and oregano.
The whole bowl gets topped with a creamy-exciting (easy!) Spearmint Cream Sauce that you’ll LOVE. Add to this fresh tomatoes, your favorite olives, crunchy cucumbers, fresh mint and more.
I love that bowls combine the best of fresh … with warm, rich umami flavors! Keto Greek Bowls get topped with something creamy, herbaceous and invigorating!
And at dinner, especially, I love getting to enjoy so much healthy produce! This bowl makes me feel enlivened and happy.
See if you don’t say, “Wow!” too, when you take that first bite of spiced meat and Creamy Spearmint Cream!
Keto, Primal, GAPS and Low-carb
Keto Greek Bowls are beautifully high in fat and low in carbs.
I LOVE the saturated meat fat in this recipe, combined with great Kerrygold butter. And I love the cream sauce.
Enjoy these rich foods that leave you feeling energized! Well-sourced fats help your body to fuel itself efficiently!
Learn more about how and why the Keto diet provides energy to the body here.
15-minute KETO Greek Bowls (beef or lamb; amazing flavors!!)
15-minute KETO Greek Bowls (beef or lamb; amazing flavors!!)
Ground Beef or Lamb Mixture
- 1 lb. ground beef or lamb
- 3 Tablespoons butter unsalted, divided
- 1 teaspoon sea salt
- 1 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon onion powder
- 5 turns black pepper freshly ground
- 1 drop lemon or lemongrass essential oil OR 1 teaspoon finely grated lemon rind
Spearmint Cream Sauce
- ½ cup heavy cream preferably from raw, A2 milk; for GAPS: use probiotic sour cream
- 5 ounces chevre soft goat cheese; for GAPS: use an additional ½ cup sour cream
- 1 drop spearmint essential oil OR use 1 tsp. dried spearmint OR use 2 Tablespoons fresh spearmint leaves chopped small
- 1 grind black pepper freshly ground
- 4-6 cups cauliflower rice cooked (more or less based on how much food your guests/family needs to eat)
- 2 tomatoes diced, or many small vine-ripened tomatoes
- 1 large cucumber peeled, sliced and each slice sliced in half (half circles)
- 1 red bell pepper sliced and raw (or roasted/sautéed peppers work well here too)
- 1 jar Greek olives or if you buy them in bulk, about 8 ounces, enough for a garnish, but not too many for Keto eaters
- 1 lemon cut in wedges, some wedges may be cut into thin triangles for eating whole
- fresh mint
- fresh oregano or dried, for garnish
Spearmint Cream Sauce
- Combine all ingredients in small bowl. Whisk thoroughly to combine, until smooth. Set aside.
Ground Beef or Lamb Mixture and Assembly
- Heat medium size skillet over high heat. Add 1 tablespoon butter. When melted, add ground beef or lamb, sea salt, dried oregano and onion powder.
- Cook over high heat 5 minutes, breaking up meat into small pieces with your spatula the whole time.
- When meat is mostly cooked, turn off heat, but leave pan on burner. Move meat to outer edges so the middle of the pan is empty. Add the remaining 2 Tablespoons butter.
- While it melts, add, on top of it, the one drop lemon or lemongrass essential oil (or lemon rind) and 5 grinds of pepper. Stir the butter into the meat.
- Fill each bowl with hot cauliflower rice, or have guests/family each make their own. Top rice with meat, cucumbers, tomatoes, red bell pepper, thin lemon triangles or larger wedges for squeezing, olives, spearmint cream sauce and fresh mint. Garnish with oregano.
Renee Kohley says
I’ve got the ingredients for this on my next grocery list! That dressing/sauce is making my mouth water reading the ingredients! I can’t wait to try it!
Great, Renee!! I love how simple yet how amazing this sauce is. Enjoy!! 🙂
Maura Poole says
Is the whole dish 641 kcal, or is that per serving?
Hi Maura, it’s actually for half of the recipe! Sorry for the confusion. I need to update it. So, divide twice that by 4 for per serving to get 320. 🙂
Tessa Simpson says
having gyro salads tonight, going to try your addition of lemon to the meat, yum!
Yay and Yes! It’s so good; you’ll love it! 🙂
Joni Gomes says
Do I have 15 minutes? Yes. Am I in the mood for these flavors? Yes, always!!
Haha, love it!! 😉 Yay, hope you enjoy!
This looks amazing! On the menu for tomorrow!
Oh I’m so glad! I know you’ll enjoy it! 🙂
We love bowl food, and eat it pretty much everyday! That cream sauce with goat cheese in it… oh my goodness I need that immediately!
Raia Todd (@RaiasRecipes) says
My hubby loves Greek food! I know this would be a hit with him!
Great, Raia!! Me too, Greek flavors and ingredients are exciting!! Makes for a fun dinner! Thanks for commenting. I hope you guys love the meal.
Love this recipe and it’s yummy flavors. I can’t wait to try it out one night this week.
Terrific Yvonne!! I hope you enjoy it. Such yummy flavors and ingredients! 🙂
Katie Walsh Beck says
I am obsessed with anything I can use cauliflower rice in! This sounds delicious!
Liz @ The Lemon Bowl says
This is so tasty!! I love trying new keto friendly dishes. Those greek flavors are my favorite!
Emily @ Recipes to Nourish says
That spearmint cream sauce!!! Oh my goodness Megan that is just brilliant!!! This is such a lovely meal with so many textures and flavors, the herbs – swoon, and those plump olives – so yummy!
That looks so gorgeous and delicious ! Love it’s so healthy, too !
Oh man what a great combination of flavors ! And I love Greek touch in it!
Thanks, Tatiana! I love the Greek flavors so much!
Carol Little R.H. @studiobotanica says
LOVE Greek flavours and you have captured them all here.. I’ve made minty yogurt sauces before but the addition of the chevre takes to a new level! Opa!!
Lindsey Dietz says
Please keep these 15-minute meals coming! I’d like one of these bowls in Italian, Mexican, and Cheeseburger flavors, too, please! 😉
Delicious!! I’ve had the Mexican one in my mind, but the Cheeseburger sounds pretty fun! 😉
Gyromenos Maksimios says
Grilling a vertical spit of stacked meat slices and cutting it off as it cooks was developed in Bursa by Turks in the 19th century called doner kebap, shawarma, and Mexican tacos al pastor, introduced in communist Nea Ionia by refugees from Anatolia during the civil war. Most American “Greek” Gyro is shred by a blender (to keep from destroying the sinews the way meat grinders cross cutting) then the meat is filtered under steam pressure to remove debris dangerous to your dental work.
Aw, thanks for sharing!
Fernda HQ says
I love this bowl recipes! Keep sharing recipes like this! Thanks!
Okay, will do! 🙂 Thanks for commenting! 🙂
Just loved this recipe gr 8 work
Great, Edward, thanks so much for letting us know you liked it!
I love greek flavours and I really love low carb, high fat dinners – win win for me on this recipe!
It sounds delicious, can’t wait to make it! I’m just curious where the 8 grams of sugar are coming from? Thanks