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New York Gyro

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Quick Facts

Servings: 8
Prep Time: 25 min.
Cook Time: 60 min.
Total: 1 hr. 25 min.
A New World version of a classic Old World pita sandwich.

Ingredients

  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp ground thyme
  • 1/4 tsp ground sage
  • 1/4 tsp paprika
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 2 lb. lamb boneless leg, rolled and tied
  • 4 whole wheat pita bread rounds, split
  • 2 tomatoes, sliced
  • 2 cups spinach leaves
  • Yogurt Topping1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2 cup cucumber, chopped
  • 1/4 cup green onion, chopped
  • 1/4 cup seeded tomato, chopped
  • 2 Tbs fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 Tbs fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper

Directions

  • Combine salt, thyme, sage, paprika, and pepper. Rub spice mixture into roast.
  • Place roast on rack in roasting pan.
  • Roast in 325ºF oven for 1 hour or to desired degree of doneness: 145ºF for medium-rare,160ºF for medium or 170ºF for well. Remove from oven; cover with foil and let stand for 10 minutes. Internal temperature will rise approximately 10 degrees.
  • Line pita pockets with spinach leaves and tomato slices.
  • Thinly slice lamb and fill pitas.
  • Dollop generously with yogurt topping.
  • Yogurt ToppingIn bowl combine all ingredients.
  • Cover and chill until serving time.
  • If desired, topping may be prepared for 6 to 8 hours ahead and chilled until serving time.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 357
  Calories from Fat 161 (45%)
(28%) Total Fat 18g
(38%) Saturated Fat 8g
Polyunsaturated Fat 2g
Monounsaturated Fat 7g
(26%) Cholesterol 79mg
(23%) Sodium 556mg
(17%) Potassium 596mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
(15%) Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 4g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(53%) Protein 27g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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