Gyro SandwichesSubmitted by: WEIGH2BIG1
IntroductionA friend shared this recipe years ago, I didn't know it was so healthy! A friend shared this recipe years ago, I didn't know it was so healthy!
1 lb. Extra lean ground beef, lamb, or venison
2 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
(1 tsp. salt, optional)
1/2 tsp. ground cumin
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/2 tsp. oregano
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 C. yogurt
1 tsp. dried mint
1 tsp. sugar
1 small cucumber, chopped finely
3 pitas, cut in half (calorie count is not included in calculations)
Mix the ingredients for the sauce and refrigerate while meat filling is prepared.
Mix the ingredients for the meat filling. Shape into 6 thin patties. Cook over medium heat in 2 Tbsp. of oil for 10 to 12 minutes, OR cook on a George Foreman grill (which I prefer) until done.
Spoon 1 1/2 Tbsp. of sauce in a pita pocket. Place the patty in the pocket. The pocket can also be stuffed with your favorite toppings, such as chopped tomatoes, lettuce, olives, onions, etc.
Number of Servings: 6
Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user WEIGH2BIG1.
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This is absolutly fantastic!!! Amazingly good! Had a ton of flavor and just the right amount with the pita... Will be a family fav for years to come!
Reply from WEIGH2BIG1 (10/4/10)
I'm glad you liked it. We have been having these sandwiches a lot lately since we have fresh cucumbers and mint from the garden. I have been using ground turkey for these and lowered the calorie count even further.
Grrreat I just love gyro meat and this recipe is fantastic
Reply from WEIGH2BIG1 (7/27/10)
I'm glad you liked it! I am going to make it this weekend and try ground turkey as the meat filling. I think, instead of patties, I will keep the meat loose and use that to pack into some pitas. We have fresh mint and cucumbers available right now.
Excellent! Very authentic. I had thawed chicken, cut it in chunks and use the remaining ingredients for the "meat Mixture" as a marinade. Yummy! Hubby loved it, said so several times. This is one I will make again and again. Thanks! - 2/7/10
Reply from WEIGH2BIG1 (2/8/10)
I am so glad you enjoyed it!