Super Simple Gyros With Cucumber-Mint Yogurt

Total Time
25mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 mins

Looking for something that you can pull together for lunch or dinner in a jiffy? This easy, greek-inspired gyros recipe may be the way to go. To serve: heat and split the pitas; serve the lamb, seasoned tomatoes and feta, cucumber-mint yogurt, onion, and lettuce in separate dishes. Have your family and friends stuff the warm bread pockets to their liking. ENJOY!

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Mix yogurt, mint, sugar and salt in a small bowl. Stir in the cucumber. Cover and chill for at least 30 minutes.
  2. Season the diced tomato, feta cheese, and parsley with the red wine vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper; set aside.
  3. In a large non-stick skillet, heat the oil over medium heat until hot. Add the ground lamb, oregano, thyme, garlic and onion powders, and black pepper; cook until browned - stirring to crumble. Drain on paper towel-lined plate.
  4. Transfer lamb to to a mixing bowl. Add the lemon juice and stir well.
  5. Warm the pita bread rounds; split open each pita half forming a pocket.
  6. Have everyone spoon even amounts of the lamb mixture into their pita pocket, and top with onions, lettuce, tomatoes and feta, and cucumber-mint yogurt.
Most Helpful

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Trust an Aussie to know what to do with ground lamb. Very delicious and easy, but I think it takes closer to 40 min to prep and you may not have all the ingredients on hand. If I find lamb on special prep a double batch of the meat (a wok works great for this) and freeze half for a later meal.