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Greek Gyro


A delicious and succulent dish that will have you and your friends licking your lips and fingers!













Trans-fat Free


2 pounds lamb
lean boneless lamb (use meat cut from the leg or shoulder), cut in 1 inch cubes
cup olive oil
½ cup lemon juice
2 each garlic cloves
peeled, cut in quarters
1 teaspoon thyme
fresh, chopped
1 teaspoon oregano
or marjoram, fresh, chopped
1 x black pepper
freshly ground
2 large onions
spanish, cut in thinly sliced rings
24 small romaine lettuce
leaves, washed and dried
6 large pita bread rounds
3 each tomatoes
2 cups yogurt, plain
1 each garlic cloves
peeled and minced
1 teaspoon oregano
or marjoram, fresh, chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
fresh, for sauce
1 teaspoon olive oil
1 x salt and black pepper
salt and pepper, to taste


The morning before an afternoon barbecue, make marinade by combining oil, lemon juice, garlic cloves, herbs and pepper in a medium bowl. Remove about ¼ cup to mix with the onions. Place lamb cubes in bowl with remaining marinade; toss to coat well.

Place onions in small bowl and toss with reserved marinade. Cover with plastic wrap and chill, up to several hours, turning several times.

Meanwhile, make yogurt sauce by lining a medium bowl with cheesecloth and spooning in the yogurt. Tie up edges of cheesecloth with string to form a pouch. Suspend over bowl (tying from refrigerator rack above bowl), or place in a colander over bowl and let stand to drain several hours. Moisture will drip from the yogurt, giving it a thicker consistency. Mix drained yogurt with minced garlic, chopped herbs, lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Cover and chill. Makes about 1 cup.

Stack pita bread rounds into 2 piles and wrap each in foil, dull side out.

To barbecue, heat coals or gas barbecue. Remove meat from marinade, reserving some marinade for basting. (Discard any large garlic pieces.) Thread lamb onto greased skewers and grill over greased grill about 4 inches from hot coals. Cook, turning and basting often, about 10 minutes or until lamb is brown on the outside, still pink inside. Warm pita rounds over barbecue.

Before serving, lift the onions from the marinade with a slotted spoon and place in a serving bowl. Cut whole tomatoes into thin wedges and place on plate. Place lettuce leaves on plate. Set out yogurt sauce and lots of napkins to facilitate handling of gyros.

To serve, cut each warmed pita bread in half and separate to form 2 pockets. Each person fills a warmed pita picket with some of the grilled lamb cubes, lettuce, tomatoes and onions, topping with a spoonful of sauce.

Yield: 12 gyros, 2 per person.


* not incl. in nutrient facts

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I love gyros especially cuz im greek

over 12 years ago

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 385g (13.6 oz)
Amount per Serving
Calories 55267% of calories from fat
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 41g 64%
Saturated Fat 16g 80%
Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 111mg 37%
Sodium 156mg 6%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 5%
Dietary Fiber 2g 8%
Sugars g
Protein 63g
Vitamin A 12% Vitamin C 40%
Calcium 15% Iron 15%
* based on a 2,000 calorie diet How is this calculated?


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