THE MEAT :)
2 lbground pork
3 tspgreek seasoning. (the herb only blend, no salt or msg!)
1 tspcoarse kosher salt
1 smallonion, thinly sliced
2 cplain yogurt
1/2 tspdried dill
1 tspdried parsley flakes
1 pinchcoarse kosher salt
How to Make Mock Gyros
- Preheat oven to 450*
Spray two metal loaf pans with non stick spray and set aside
- Mix grorund poor, greek seasoning and salt. Once everything is mixed, flatten it down with the spoon and divide in half.
- Take 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.
- Slice the onion thinly. I use a mandolin slicer because I am lazy. Once sliced, divide them in half and place around the meat logs.
- Bake for 30-45 minutes, until done.
- While 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)
- Place 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.
- Place the cucumber in a bowl, and add the yogurt, dill, parsley and salt. Stir well, and let sit.
- Once the meat is done, remove from oven, turn oven off, and place tortillas in oven to heat.
- Slice the meat logs as thinly as possible.
- Assemble 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.