Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Lamb Gyros

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!

Lamb Gyros
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 :)

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