Greek Gyros

Greek Gyros

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1/2 pound ground lamb
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 cup seeded and pared cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 cup non-fat yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh mint, chopped
  • 2 pitas
  • 1/2 cup shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup diced tomato

Instructions

Spray skillet with non-stick spray and add onion and garlic. Cook until soft over low heat stirring constantly. Place in mixing bowl with lamb, lemon juice, oregano and cumin and mix thoroughly. Shape into 2 patties. Place on rack of broiler and broil 3 to 5 minutes on each side, turning once, or until desired doneness. Combine cucumber, yogurt and mint in small bowl and mix. Cut around edge of each pita bread and pull open to form pocket. Fill each pita with half the lettuce and tomato, 1 lamb patty and half the yogurt mixture.

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I have made these for my husband. They taste really good. If you can't find or afford lamb, use beef. The lamb is more authentic, but beef has a similar taste. If you don't want to heat up your broiler, cook the patties on the stove like you would a hamburger.

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