Gyros

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef or lamb
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cloves garlic, crushed
  • 1 small onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 4 (6-inch diameter) pita breads
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint leaves or 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped

Instructions

  1. Mix beef or lamb, water, lemon juice, salt, cumin, oregano, pepper, garlic and onion. Shape into 4 thin patties. Cook patties in oil over medium heat, turning frequently, until done, about 10 to 12 minutes.
  2. Split each pita bread halfway around edge with a sharp knife. Separate to form pocket. Place patty in each pocket; top with lettuce.
  3. Mix yogurt, snipped mint and sugar; stir in cucumber. Spoon onto lettuce; top with tomato.