Thursday, February 28, 2013

Easy Gyros

When my husband and I first got married we frequented a little diner that had the best gyros around. Every once in a while I get hungry for them and last week I decided to do something about that! I had some ground lamb in the freezer that I was unsure what I was going to use it for and then it dawned on me, make gyros!

1 pound of ground lamb or a mixture of lamb and beef
4 flat bread or pita of your choice. I have used both Naan and whole wheat pitas and both are good
1 container of Greek yogurt
dill weed, dried
onion powder
garlic powder
kosher salt
2 cups bread crumbs, Italian style
2 eggs
Olive oil
In a large bowl combine meat, eggs, and season with a half teaspoon of onion powder, garlic powder, salt, and pepper. Add bread crumbs slowly until meat just comes to form a ball. Don't over work it, or the meatballs will become tough. Place on a cookie sheet and bake at 400 for about 20 minutes or until they reach 170 degrees (if they are all lamb)
While the meatballs bake, make the yogurt sauce by combining 1 container of Greek yogurt, 1 tbsp dill weed, and a half teaspoon of garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. Finely dice a 1/2 cucumber and add to sauce. Refrigerate if not being used immediately.
Slice tomato, remaining cucumber, and shred lettuce to top gyros.
To assemble: Place meatballs on flat bread (or in the pita,) top with veggies, and a dollop of yogurt sauce. Enjoy!

Happy Cooking!

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