Greek Marinated Lamb (Gyros) with Greek Garlic Sauce (Tsatziki)

Submitted by: John Pitharas
Greek Marinated Lamb (Gyros) with Greek Garli Sauce (Tsatziki)

Serves: 4

Preparation time:
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Ingredients

1 lb. lean ground lamb
1 large tomato, cut in half, then thinly sliced
1 small onion, thinly sliced
4 whole pita breads, cut in half, warmed

Seasonings for Lamb:
2 cloves garlic, crushed
1 1/2 tsps. dried oregano leaves, crushed
1 tsp. onion powder
1 tsp. salt
3/4 tsp. pepper

Garlic Sauce:
1 8-oz. carton plain low-fat yogurt
1/3 cup seeded, chopped cucumber
2 Tbsps. finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 tsp. granulated sugar

mix ingredients in a medium bowl

Method

Prepare Garlic Sauce (Tsatziki); cover and refrigerate.

In large bowl, combine lamb seasoning ingredients; mix 2 minutes or until very well-blended. Shape into two oval 1/2 inch thick patties. Place patties on rack in broiler pan so meat is 3-4 inches from heat. Broil 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink and juices run clear, turning once.Carve patties into thin slices. Place equal amounts of lamb, tomato and onion in each pita half; serve with cucumber Yogurt Sauce.

Makes 4 servings (2 filled pita halves and 1/4 cup sauce) each with 472 calories, 19 g fat and 86 mg cholesterol.

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