Turkey Gyros

I came across a Greek Turkey meatball recipe and was so excited to try it.  I love gyros and haven't had one for years.  Plus I loved that it used ground turkey.  Unfortunately wasn't a great success.  The flavors were pretty bland and it texturally didn't work too well.  But it gave me the idea to more or less make a turkey meatloaf that I could shave and then make it into a gyro.  Granted, its nothing like Uncle Pete's Gyros (if you're from my hometown, you know what I'm talking about), but it made for a pretty decent, homemade second.  Cucumber (tzatziki) sauce recipe came from Skinny Taste.com

How Long Is This Gonna Take:
About 30-45 minutes

But Is It Good For Me:
Makes 4 gyros, 9 points+ each

What You'll Need:
For the Cucumber (Tzatziki) Sauce:
Should be made beforehand

For the Gyros:

What To Do:
1. For sauce, prepared about 1 hour before you plan to eat.  Mix all sauce ingredients together and chill for 1 hour.

 2. For gyros, preheat oven to 500F.  In a bowl, mix turkey, onion, garlic, parsley, thyme, and S&P. In a large skillet (make sure its one you can also use in the oven!), heat EVOO on medium heat.  While oil heats up, form turkey mixture into 4 thin loaves, about 1/4 inch thick.

3.  Cook loaves until brown, about 1-2 minutes on each side.  Then place skillet into the oven and bake for 6-8 minutes. (I used a meat thermometer to ensure the loaves were completed cooked).

4. Right before the loaves come out of the oven, microwave pitas for about 15-20 seconds.  Remove turkey loaves from the oven and thinly slice (I recommend a serrated knife).  Assemble your gyro and top with cucumber sauce.

1 comment:

  1. Literally from tip to tip, Gyro is filled with taste and delicacy. The fresher, the better…