Easy gyro sandwiches with tzatziki

05/13/2014 6:57 PM

05/13/2014 7:18 PM

Gyros are pita bread sandwiches filled with meat, lettuce, tomatoes and the yogurt sauce tzatziki. They were traditionally made with compressed meat – ground beef or lamb mixed with spices and packed onto a spit that rotates in front of a fire until the meat is cooked. Today, many gyros are made with strips of marinated beef.

Serve with a washed, ready-to-eat salad with some added olives.

Helpful Hints

• To save preparation time, use fresh diced tomatoes found in the produce section of the market.
• Lemon juice is used in the marinade and tzatziki sauce. Squeeze at one time and divide accordingly.

Countdown

• Marinate meat.
• Prepare remaining ingredients.
• Make tzatziki sauce.
• Cook meat.
• Assemble sandwich.

Shopping List

Here are the ingredients you'll need.

To buy: 1/2 pound skirt steak, 1 bottle red wine, 1 lemon, 1 bottle dried oregano, 1 bottle dried dill, 1 package whole wheat pita breads, 1 tomato, 1 cucumber, 1 package shredded lettuce and 1 carton plain nonfat yogurt.

Staples: Olive oil, minced garlic, salt and black peppercorns.

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