Gyro Meat Sandwich Filling with Tzatziki (Satziki) Sauce

Gyro Meat Sandwich Filling with Tzatziki (Satziki) Sauce

Ready in 10 minutes

These savory meats are seasoned just right for a great pita sandwich! The cucumber sauce is spooned liberally on top, and may also may be served as a side dish to any lamb dish.

"Best and easiest recipe for Gyros Ive ever found and much better for u than fast food, gotta say. Plenty flavorsome too, we gobbled 2 or more up right quick, I hadda mix up more, good thing it took no time flat. Def a favorite."

- Aimeelady

Top-ranked recipe named "Gyro Meat Sandwich Filling with Tzatziki (Satziki) Sauce"

5 avg, 5 review(s) 80% would make again

Ingredients

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1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground lamb
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano; or 1 teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon minced garlic
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Pita bread
slices of raw white onion
fresh parsley, optional
Tzatziki Sauce
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt; made without gelatin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped cucumber; about 1 medium
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 dash sugar
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil

Original recipe makes 8 Servings

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Preparation

Combine all ingredients and cook immediately or place in the refrigerator for 1 to several hours. Cook in a large skillet until meat is no longer pink, Drain well. Serve wrapped in a pita with Tzatziki, slices of onion, and fresh parsley, if desired.

Makes 2 cups (8 one-quarter cup servings).

Tzatziki (Satziki) Sauce - Gyro Sauce

Place yogurt in a small colander lined with several layers of cheesecloth or coffee filters. Place colander over a small bowl into which whey will drain. Place colander and bowl in the refrigerator for approximately 2 hours. Discard whey. Combine thickened yogurt (yogurt "cheese") with remaining ingredients and refrigerate for several hours.

Makes 1 to 1 1/2 cups.

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Pitaface! photo by Firebyrd Firebyrd

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johnnylovehot123 2 months ago
Best and easiest recipe for Gyros Ive ever found and much better for u than fast food, gotta say. Plenty flavorsome too, we gobbled 2 or more up right quick, I hadda mix up more, good thing it took no time flat. Def a favorite.
Aimeelady 6 months ago
Amazing.
macchicks 8 months ago
Delicious! Had no problem following recipe.
Raiju 2 years ago
Great use of leftover leg of lamb. Husband loved it
jessicafunkbowen 2 years ago
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