Mock Gyros

Mock Gyros Recipe

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Jessica Hannan

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@PansyAlvaris

My husband loves gyros. I had never had them before. Lamb is expensive and hard to find, and in our current neighborhood, so is pita or naan. We make do. :)

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
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Serves:
4
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
45 Min

Ingredients

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THE MEAT :)

2 lb
ground pork
3 tsp
greek seasoning. (the herb only blend, no salt or msg!)
1 tsp
coarse kosher salt
1 small
onion, thinly sliced

THE SAUCE

2 large
cucumbers
2 c
plain yogurt
1/2 tsp
dried dill
1 tsp
dried parsley flakes
1 pinch
coarse kosher salt

EVERYTHING ELSE

flour tortillas
shredded lettuce
chopped tomatoes

How to Make Mock Gyros

Step-by-Step

  • 1Preheat oven to 450*
    Spray two metal loaf pans with non stick spray and set aside
  • 2Mix grorund poor, greek seasoning and salt. Once everything is mixed, flatten it down with the spoon and divide in half.
  • 3Take a piece of foil, that is large enough to be the length of the loaf pan and place one half of the meat on the foil in a log shape. It needs to be shorter then the loaf pan by 2 inches. Wrap the foil around the meat and roll it like play dough a few times. Unwrap the meat, neaten up the ends, and place in middle of loaf pan. Repeat with second half of meat.
  • 4Slice the onion thinly. I use a mandolin slicer because I am lazy. Once sliced, divide them in half and place around the meat logs.
  • 5Bake for 30-45 minutes, until done.
  • 6While the meat is cooking, lets play with our veggies!
    Peel and cube the cucumbers and place them in a food processor. Turn it on and turn them to mush! (this was a fun one. I had my hubby do this, and I told him to turn it on and walked out of the room. he got a little alarmed when it turned to mush)
  • 7Place a flour sack kitchen cloth in a strainer and place the cucumbers in. I use a bent handled icing spatula to get everything out of the processor.
    Gather the corners of the cloth, and twist to make a ball of cucumber with long cloth tails. Now....squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze all the juice out of the cucumbers. Should look very strange and crumbly.
  • 8Place the cucumber in a bowl, and add the yogurt, dill, parsley and salt. Stir well, and let sit.
  • 9Once the meat is done, remove from oven, turn oven off, and place tortillas in oven to heat.
  • 10Slice the meat logs as thinly as possible.
  • 11Assemble the mock gyros. I like to take the tortilla, place meat, onions, then lettuce, then the sauce. YUM!
    My hubby likes to put tomatoes on his.

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About Mock Gyros

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes, Pork
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #taco, #greek, #gyros




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