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Greek Gyro

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  Lean ground lamb leg 1 Pound
  Fresh bread crumbs 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Chopped parsley 2 Tablespoon
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped (Large Cloves)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Chili powder 1 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Finely ground fenugreek seeds 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Dash
  Pita bread rounds 6
  Onion 1 Small
  Dairy sour cream 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Dried dill 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Lemon juice 2 Teaspoon
  Tomato 1 Medium
  Shredded lettuce 3 Cup (48 tbs)
  Lemon 2
  Dill 2 Tablespoon

1 Combine lamb, bread crumbs, parsley, garlic, the 1 teaspoon salt, chili, cumin, fenugreek and cayenne in a large bowl. Mix very well with spoon or with hands.
2 Shape lamb into 4x6-inch patty about 1 inch thick. Broil, turning once, until well browned on each side, about 15 minutes. Remove lamb from broiler and let rest 10 minutes before slicing. Wrap pita in foil; place in hot oven to warm when lamb is removed.
3 Meanwhile, cut onion from top to bottom into julienne strips. Place in bowl with sour cream, dill, the 1/2 teaspoon salt and lemon juice; stir until mixed. Slice tomato from top to bottom; cut slices into halves.
4 Cut lamb lengthwise into thin strips. Remove pita from foil; fold each pita in half across the of each in plastic wrap and, if you wish, overwrap with napkin. Garnish with lemon wedges and dill.

Recipe Summary

Side Dish

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size: Complete recipe

Calories 2632 Calories from Fat 1229

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 137 g211.3%

Saturated Fat 60.7 g303.7%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 390.9 mg130.3%

Sodium 5331.4 mg222.1%

Total Carbohydrates 238 g79.4%

Dietary Fiber 29.6 g118.4%

Sugars 21 g

Protein 123 g245.7%

Vitamin A 1232.8% Vitamin C 535%

Calcium 105.9% Iron 151.4%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Greek Gyro Recipe