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Photo: Oxmoor House
A Greek specialty, gyros are traditionally made from spiced, spit-roasted lamb. Here, we mold a ground lamb mixture into loaves. The yogurt dressing is a variation on traditional tzatziki.
4 servings


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1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon dried oregano
2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 garlic cloves, minced
6 ounces ground lamb
6 ounces ground sirloin
Cooking spray
1/8 teaspoon ground red pepper
1 cup peeled shredded cucumber
1/4 cup vertically sliced red onion
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon black pepper
1 (8-ounce) carton plain fat-free yogurt
Remaining ingredient:
4 pocketless pitas


Preheat broiler.

To prepare loaves, combine first 8 ingredients, stirring well. Divide mixture in half, forming each half into a 6 x 3-inch loaf. Place each loaf on a broiler pan coated with cooking spray; broil 7 minutes on each side or until done.

Sprinkle loaves with red pepper. Cut each loaf crosswise into 1/8-inch slices.

To prepare sauce, place cucumber and onion onto several layers of heavy-duty paper towels. Cover with additional paper towels; let stand 5 minutes.

Combine cucumber mixture, mint, and next 5 ingredients (mint through yogurt), stirring well. Divide meat slices evenly among pitas; top each serving with about 1/4 cup sauce.

Created date

May 2008

Nutritional Information

Calories 375
Caloriesfromfat 28 %
Fat 11.6 g
Satfat 4.4 g
Monofat 4.7 g
Polyfat 1 g
Protein 25 g
Carbohydrate 42.4 g
Fiber 2.3 g
Cholesterol 61 mg
Iron 3.5 mg
Sodium 627 mg
Calcium 158 mg