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Gyro Sandwiches
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 3 hr 0 min
  • Servings 4

If you're a sandwich lover in the mood for something a little different, try putting together your own Gyro. ...MORE+ LESS-

TBSP Nate
March 23, 2017

Ingredients

Tzatziki Sauce:

1/2
cup finely chopped cucumber
8
oz. plain Greek yogurt (you can substitute plain yogurt)
2
cloves garlic – minced
1 1/2
tablespoon lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon black pepper
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon sugar
2
teaspoons dill

Gyro Meat:

1
pound ground lamb, pork, beef or chicken
1/2
cup minced onion
4
cloves garlic - minced
1
teaspoon black pepper
1
teaspoon dried oregano
1/2
teaspoon cumin

Sandwich:

4
6” pita bread rounds
1
small onion, sliced thin
1
large tomato, diced

Steps

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  • 1
    Start by making your tzatziki sauce a few hours (or even days) ahead of time. Chop the cucumber and pat it dry with a few paper towels. Tzatziki should have a nice thick, creamy texture when done, so you want to drain any excess water from the cucumber. Drain off any standing liquid from the yogurt and add cucumber. Add remaining Tzatziki ingredients, stir well and refrigerate 2-3 hours until ready to use.
  • 2
    While the tzatziki sauce chills, make your gyro meat patties. Combine all of the meat ingredients in a bowl and mix well. Form four rectangular patties, about 5-6 inches long and 1/2 inch thick. Grill or broil patties to your desired doneness.
  • 3
    Finally, put it all together. Spread each pita round with a thin layer of tzatziki sauce, followed by a cooked gyro patty. Top patties with sliced onions, diced tomatoes and chopped dill, and finish with additional tzatziki sauce.
 

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
440
Calories from Fat
160
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
27%
Saturated Fat
7g
37%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
75mg
26%
Sodium
940mg
39%
Potassium
590mg
17%
Total Carbohydrate
40g
13%
Dietary Fiber
3g
12%
Sugars
7g
Protein
29g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%
10%
Vitamin C
10%
10%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Traditional Gyros are made from a meat loaf slowly roasted and thinly sliced. If you're short on time, make a close approximation by using thin, oblong burger patties. If you find you love Gyros, you can dive in and make a meat loaf next time.

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