Since lamb really reminds me of the Greeks and truthfully the only thing I have ever eaten lamb in and truly enjoyed is a gyro I thought it was only fitting to post that recipe! Hope the rest of you enjoy!
Total preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes
- Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (see recipe below)
- 1 pound lean ground lamb
- 2 cloves garlic
- 1 1/2 tsp dried oregano
- 1 tsp onion powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp pepper
- 1 large tomato, sliced
- 1 small onion, thinly sliced
- Whole wheat pita pockets, warmed
In a large bowl, combine lamb, garlic, oregano leaves, onion powder salt and pepper; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape lamb into 1/2 inch patties. Place patties on rack in broiler pan so surface of meat is 3 to 4 inches from heat. Broil 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once. Slice each patty into thin slices. Place equal amounts of lamb, tomato and onion in each pita half; serve with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce.
Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
- 8 oz carton plain low-fat yogurt
- 1/3 cup seeded chopped cucumber
- 2 Tbsp finely chopped onion
- 1 clove garlic crushed
- 1 tsp sugar
In medium bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well.
If you happen to be in the Salt Lake City area you can get these at Crown burger, Apollo burger, or Astro burger...MM MM good :)