Lamb Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

Lamb Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
Recipe type: Lamb or Mutton
Serves: 4
  • 8 ounces plain yogurt
  • 1/3 Cup cucumber; peeled seeded and chopped
  • 2 Tablespoons onion; finely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic; minced
  • sugar (as needed)
  • Gyros:
  • 1 pound lean ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic; minced
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano; crushed
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 teaspoons pepper
  • 1 large tomato; halved and thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion; thinly sliced
  • 4 pita breads; halved and warm
  1. For sauce, combine all ingredients in medium bowl; mix well. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. For gyros, combine lamb and seasonings in a large bowl; mix gently to blend well. Shape into 2 oval 1/2-inch thick patties. Place patties on rack in broiler pan so surface of meat is 3-4 inches from heat.
  3. Broil 8-10 minutes until no loger pink, turning once. Carve each patty into thin slices. Place equal amounts of lamb, tomato and onion in each pita half.
  4. Serve with yogurt sauce.
  5. Makes 4 servings.
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