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Gyros Sandwich

John04's picture
Treat your friends to this mouth-watering Greek fast food, the Gyros Sandwich . You would have no trouble at all in cooking it. Friends would be impressed at your culinary skill. So do not procrastinate, try this gyros sandwich recipe.
  Ground beef 2 Pound
  Water 4 Tablespoon
  Lemon juice 2 Tablespoon
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Ground cumin 2 Teaspoon
  Oregano leaves 2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Garlic 4 Clove (20 gm), crushed
  Onion 2 Small, chopped
  Vegetable oil 3 Tablespoon
  Pita breads 6 (6 Inch Diameter)
  Lettuce 4 Cup (64 tbs), shredded
  Plain yogurt 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Dried mint leaves 4 Teaspoon
  Dried mint 4 Teaspoon
  Sugar 2 Teaspoon
  Cucumber 2 Small, chopped (Peeled)
  Tomato 1 Large, chopped

Stage1-Mix ground beef, water, lemon juice, salt, cumin, oregano, pepper, garlic, and onion. Shape into 4 thin patties.

Stage2-Cook patties in oil over medium heat, turning frequently until done, 12-15 minutes.

Stage3-Split each bread half way around with knife; separate to form pocket. (If preferred, you can just fold pita bread, taco form to hold filling.)

Stage4-Place patty in bread; top with lettuce.

Stage5-Mix yogurt, mint and sugar.

Stage6-Stir in cucumber. Spoon onto lettuce; top with tomato.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Holiday, Everyday, Kids
Preparation Time: 
10 Minutes
Cook Time: 
40 Minutes
Ready In: 
50 Minutes

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Nutrition Rank

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 774 Calories from Fat 450

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 50 g77.4%

Saturated Fat 16.7 g83.4%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 111.6 mg37.2%

Sodium 1130.8 mg47.1%

Total Carbohydrates 49 g16.4%

Dietary Fiber 5.3 g21.2%

Sugars 6.8 g

Protein 35 g69.9%

Vitamin A 78.9% Vitamin C 31.7%

Calcium 23.8% Iron 50.3%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


slovina's picture
This Gyro Looks yummy.
shantihhh's picture
Gyro is usually made with shaved meat not ground beef. The photo shows shaved meat and s that feta in the photo? Shanti/Mary-Anne
Areti's picture
Definetely is not ground beef it is shaved beef. Plus It is not beef either usually it is pork. Also there is not letuce. You can put only slices of tomatoe,slices of onions, potatoes fried, yogurt or tzatziki But at the same time there is one version with ground beef as above and you make small type of hamburgers in a long shape and you use it as alternative of shaved meat. Bon Apetite !!!!
TheForgottenGirl's picture
to create the meat part in greece they have a whole pig spinning round on a spit... how does it work with ground beef o.O
shantihhh's picture
In Greece Gyro is made of a lamb which is threaded on to an upright skewer/rotisserie. The pork is a souvlaki.
TheForgottenGirl's picture
o yehh sorry im only 13 i don't know that much about greek food yet, but i plan on creating a greek gyrs shop in england, there aren't any here, i think its a good business idea, gyros is souvlaki kind of xD
Anonymous's picture
yes it is and it very good , hambuger works in a pinch and it is not bad
Anonymous's picture
Authentic Gyros are made with lamb, but beef is fine and not as expensive. The right spices are what's important. I think adding lettuce is fine too, if that's what you like! I top mine with lots of feta cheese and the special yogurt sauce. Delicious!
Gyros Sandwich Recipe