Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Crockpot Gyros

Yum! We will definitely make these gyros again. In fact, I had double the meat I needed so I make two "meatloaves" and put one in the freezer for another time!

For the gyro meat:

1/2 pound ground lamb
1/2 pound ground turkey
2 t oregano
1 t paprika
1/2 chopped onion
3 cloves minced garlic
juice from 1 lemon

For the Tzatziki sauce:

1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped
1 cup plain non fat yogurt
1 T olive oil
3 cloves minced garlic
juice from 1 lemon

Extra stuff:

pita bread
lettuce
tomatoes
feta cheese
olives

Chop up the onion, and 3 cloves of garlic, and put them in the bottom of your crockpot. In a small mixing bowl, combine the two kinds of ground meat with the paprika and oregano. If your spices don't have a fresh smell anymore, or if you think they may have been purchased in the 90s, consider buying fresh bottles for this dish.

Make a little meatloaf with your hands. Put the meatloaf log on top of the chopped onion and garlic in your crockpot. Squeeze the juice of one lemon over the top of the meat.

Cover and cook on low for 3-4 hours, or on high for about 2.

While you are waiting for the meat to cook, make up a batch of the yummy Tzatziki sauce and put it in the fridge.

Carefully! remove the meat from the crockpot and slice it thinly on a cutting board.

Serve it with pitas (or corn or brown rice tortillas) with the Tzatziki sauce and whatever desired fixings you have chosen.

1 comment:

dana in dublin said...

Jess- I just made this tonight for dinner as we are beachin' and it was good. I served it with a Greek salad and homemade wheat pitas- yum!

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