Sunday, November 9, 2008

Crock Pot Gyros

I really enjoy Greek food. Some more than others. So when I stumbled across this recipe I knew I had to try it. Here is my tweaked version.

Crock Pot Gyros
1 pound ground beef (hey i'm cheap and lamb is expensive)
2 tsp oregano
1 tsp parsley
1 tsp paprika
1 small onion sliced
3 cloves of garlic chopped
juice from 1 lemon

Tzatziki Sauce
1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
1 C plain yogurt
3 tbsp garlic powder
salt and pepper to taste
2 tbsp fresh mint, chopped (my store did not have mint so I omitted this)
juice and zest from 1 lemon

shredded cabbage (odd but it was really good-this was our choice you could leave it out)
red onion, chopped
feta cheese (I used asiago since I'm not a feta fan....)
cucumber slices
tomato slices

Place chopped onion and garlic in the bottom of a crock pot. Mix the meat and spices together and form a loaf. Place loaf on top of onions and garlic. Juice a lemon over the meat.

Cook on low for 3-4 hours or high for 2 hours. (I cooked in on low for the 4 hours and it turned out perfect).

Meanwhile make the tzatziki sauce and leave in the fridge.
Serve on whole wheat tortillas (if you don't want to use pitas). top with sauce and fixin's.

The result was yummy. The hubby said this was good enough to sell in a Greek place. I thought it was yummy and it's super filing. If you do happen to have big eaters, I might suggest using 2 pounds of meat since it shrinks once it's cooked. But we had enough for our family with no leftovers.



Christi Graham said...

Sounds yummy! I love Gyros and I have really been wanting to find a good but easy recipe. I think I will put this on my menu plan for next week!

Stephanie said...

It looks good! I've never had gyros, or tzatziki or anything like that. But every time I see a recipe, I really like the way it looks. I especially like that yours uses ground beef, because I'm too cheap for lamb too!

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