Gyro Sandwiches


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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 140.8
  • Total Fat: 5.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 44.6 mg
  • Sodium: 62.9 mg
  • Total Carbs: 4.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0.5 g
  • Protein: 17.5 g

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Introduction

A 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!
Number of Servings: 6

Ingredients

    Meat filling:
    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

    Sauce:
    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)

Directions

Makes 6 servings.

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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  • Incredible!
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    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!
    - 10/4/10

    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.


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  • 1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    Grrreat I just love gyro meat and this recipe is fantastic
    - 7/27/10

    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.


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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    sounsd great i've been craving these for as long as i've been on a diet. Sent hubby to the store for yougurt now. Having them for luch sounds great. - 6/23/09

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  • Very Good
    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
    Great Idea! I'm excited to try it! - 4/5/09

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  • 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!


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