SparkPeople Advertisers Keep the Site Free
Be the first to
rate this recipe!
Create a Recipe Makeover

Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 411.7
  • Total Fat: 22.3 g
  • Cholesterol: 82.0 mg
  • Sodium: 1,584.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 23.7 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.3 g
  • Protein: 37.3 g

View full nutritional breakdown of Gyros calories by ingredient
Report Inappropriate Recipe

Gyros

Submitted by: CATMARTENS


Number of Servings: 4

Ingredients

    •Meat Mixture:
    •1 lb. ground lamb (or beef)
    •1/4 cup minced red onion
    •2 cloves garlic, minced
    •2 tsp. salt
    •1 tsp. black pepper
    •1 1/2 tsp. cumin
    •1/4 tsp. nutmeg
    •1 tsp. dried oregano
    •2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
    •Sandwich:
    •4 rounds of flat bread or pita.
    •lettuce
    •tomato; sliced

    Tzatziki Sauce:
    •1 cup plain yogurt (if you can find the extra-thick Greek yogurt it's best)
    •4 garlic cloves; roasted and finely chopped (see below)
    •1/2 lemon; juiced
    •2 tsp. finely chopped mint
    •1/4 cup finely chopped cucumber without seeds
    •Salt to taste




Tips



Note: The sauce is better if you allow it to sit in the refrigerator for a couple of hours before using.

Note: wrapping in foil helps hold things together while you eat it.


Directions

Meat mixture
1. Thoroughly combine all ingredients in a bowl.

2. Divide into four equal portions and shape into oblong patties about 3" wide, 6" long, 1/2" thick. Refrigerate for an hour.

Sandwich
3. Grill patties over a hot fire for 3 - 4 minutes per side.

4. Spread tzatziki sauce down the center of a flat bread round, add a lettuce leaf, add some diced tomato. Add the patty, fold the bread over the lamb, and enjoy.

Sauce

1. Place whole, un-peeled garlic gloves in a small, un-oiled skillet over medium low heat and cook for about two minutes per side - until lightly browned. Peel and chop finely.

2. Combine all ingredients in a small bowl.



Serving Size: Makes 4 Gyros

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user CATMARTENS.





TAGS:  Beef/Pork |

Great Stories from around the Web


Rate This Recipe