Leftover Roast Beef Gyros

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 386.8
  • Total Fat: 10.6 g
  • Cholesterol: 54.7 mg
  • Sodium: 1,039.3 mg
  • Total Carbs: 44.5 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 10.7 g
  • Protein: 27.3 g

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A great way to make a little leftover roast beef go a long way and make a delicious and satisfying dinner. A great way to make a little leftover roast beef go a long way and make a delicious and satisfying dinner.
Number of Servings: 4


    8 oz. roast beef thinly sliced
    1 beef boullion cube
    1/2 cup water
    1 Tablespoon oregano
    2 large cloves garlic
    3 teaspoon olive oil
    4 Whole Wheat Kangaroo pita pockets
    1/2 cup feta cheese
    1 cup yogurt
    1/4 cup finely diced cucumber
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/4 teaspoon black ground pepper
    2 tomatoes cut into thin wedges
    1/2 cup onion diced
    4 cups of lettuce


Slice the leftover roast beef and put in non-stick saute pan with 1/2 cup of water, 1 boullion cube, 3 tsp. olive oil, 1 Tbl. oregano, and 1 of the large garlic cloves crushed. Simmer slowly until all liquid has been absorbed, about 30 min.

Meanwhile put 1 cup of yogurt in cheesecloth squeeze some of the moisture out the the yogurt. If you have time you can drain it over a cup for several hours and you will have what they call yogo cheese. You don't need it that thick for the tzatziki sauce. When you are done squeezing some of the moisture out of the yogurt, add 1/4 finely diced or grated cucumber, 1 large clove of garlic crushed, 1/2 tsp. salt and 1/4 tsp. ground pepper. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Fill each pita pocket half, with1 tablespoon feta cheese, 1 oz. seasoned roast beef, lettuce, onion, and tomatoes. Top it off with 1 Tbls. of the yogurt and cucumber tzatziki sauce.

If you aren't overly hungry 1/2 a pita would really be plenty, which would make your sandwich under 200 calories.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user LUKILUE.

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  • Sodium is way to high due to bouillon cube. I used a vegetable broth cube which was lower in sodium. Otherwise, I liked the recipe for using leftovers. - 9/14/10

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  • First of all I have never had a "real" gyro, because I don't eat lamb. I thought these were very tasty and satisfying. My husband who really likes gyros thought these were great! Even my picky preschooler ate them. A great way to use leftovers! - 3/3/10

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  • Love this! - 1/11/10

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