Anna’s Fake and Easy Gyros
This is one of my favorite all-season and all-in-one meals. I use spelt tortillas instead of pita bread, because I usually avoid wheat. Also, good pita bread is hard to come by. The co-op has several great frozen tortilla choices.
1 lb sweet Italian lamb sausage (or half and half mixture of sausage and ground beef)
1 onion, chopped (half used in cooked meat mixture, the other half raw)
1 Tblsp crushed or minced garlic
1 tsp of each of the following herbs/spices: oregano, rosemary, marjoram, thyme, cumin, black pepper
½ tsp salt
Any combination of fresh veggies, diced: cucumber, tomato, bell peppers, salad greens, sprouts, cabbage
Crumbled feta cheese
Prepare Tzatziki Sauce at least an hour ahead of time (see recipe below)
In large skillet, with just a smidge of oil, over med-high heat, cook crumbled meat, garlic and spices.
Pour off fat as needed.
Add onion and salt half way through cooking, after most fat has been poured off
While meat is cooking chop up your veggie choices
And when meat is thoroughly cooked… fill tortilla with meat mixture, fresh chopped veggies, and drizzle with Tzatziki sauce. Wrap and enjoy!
Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients and Directions:
½ lb plain yogurt or lebni
4-5 cloves crushed garlic
½ Tblsp olive oil
1 tsp fresh dill, finely chopped, or a couple of pinches of dried dill
1 Tblsp of lemon juice – I sometimes skip this as well, especially if yogurt is already quite tart
Salt & pepper to taste
One quarter to half a cucumber, peeled & grated – I sometimes skip this, if cukes aren’t in season
Mix together all ingredients but cucumber. Store in fridge for at least 1 hour. Mix in cuke right before serving.
Original recipe submitted by Anna