Friday, April 8, 2011


I love gyros!  Although, this recipe is not authentic by any means, the taste is almost spot on!

1 lb. ground beef
1 egg yolk (optional, but it really helps to bind the burgers)
1 Tbsp of dried oregano
1 clove of garlic -- minced
2 tsp salt
1 tsp pepper

6 pita bread, cut in half
a simple salad (shredded lettuce, cucumber, tomatoes, olives, whatever else you may want to use up)


1/2 C of sour cream (I used light)
1/4 C of milk (I used skim)
1 tsp garlic powder
dash of cayenne
1/4 tsp paprika
Salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350.
Mix all the ingredients for the meat mixture and refrigerate for about an hour.
Mix all the ingredients of the sauce together and set aside.

"Separate" the pita half to create a pocket.  Set aside.

Pull the meat mixture from the fridge and form into patties.  I make mine pretty thin, but do whatever works for you.  In a hot skillet, place the patties and cook until completely done.  Remove onto a plate and let cool a bit. 

Place the separated pita halves into the oven and warm for approximately 6 minutes.   During this time, thinly slice the meat patties.  Remove pita from the oven and start stuffing with the salad, meat, and top with the sauce. 

When I first made these, I did not think they would taste like gyros.  You'd be amazed how close they taste to the real thing!  Enjoy!!

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