Total preparation and cooking time: 30 minutes
Cucumber Yogurt Sauce (recipe below)
1 pound lean ground lamb
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 large tomato, cut in half and then into slices
1 small onion, thinly sliced
4 whole pita pocket breads, cut in half, warmed
Prepare Cucumber Yogurt Sauce: cover and refrigerate.
In a large bowl, combine lamb, garlic, dried oregano leaves, onion powder,
salt and pepper; mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into two oval 1/2-inch
Place patties on rack in broiler pan so surface of meat is 3 to 4 inches
from heat. Broil 8 to 10 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once.
Carve each patty into thin slices. Place equal amounts of lamb, tomato
and onion in each pita half; serve with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce. Serves 4.
Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
8-ounce carton plain low-fat yogurt
1/3 cup seeded, chopped cucumber
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 clove garlic, crushed
1 teaspoon sugar
In medium bowl, combine all ingredients; mix well. Serve with Lamb Gyros.
Nutrition facts per serving (2 filled pita halves and 1/4 cup sauce):
472 calories, 30 grams pro., 44 grams carbohydrates, 19 grams fat, 3.9
milligrams iron, 970 milligrams sodium, 86 milligrams cholesterol.
- From Meat Board Test Kitchens
Copyright 1995, The Associated Press