Turkey Gyros

I love gyros from a local Farmer’s Market, but I don’t visit the market that often. I wanted to find something that could satisfy my need for a gyro and found this great recipe in one of my Pampered Chef cookbooks.

Gyro Meat:
1/2 small onion, finely chopped
2 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1 lb ground turkey
1/2 tsp dried thyme
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper

Yogurt Sauce:
1/2 cup plain lowfat yogurt
2 cloves of garlic, minced
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsp fresh Italian parsley, chopped
1/4 cup cucumber, finely chopped
4 flat pita rounds without pockets
Sliced cucumbers and tomatoes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large mixing bowl, combine the above gyro ingredients. Mix vigorously until well blended. Form turkey mixture into four, thin rectagular loaves about 1/4 inch thick.

Cook in a nonstick skillet on medium heat for 1-2 minutes on each side or until browned. Place skillet in oven and bake an additional 11 – 13 minutes or until loaves are no longer pink in the center. Remove turkey loaves from oven. Thinly slice lengthwise.

Meanwhile, prepare sauce. In a small bowl, combine all sauce ingredients.

To finish gyros, warm pita bread in oven. To serve, arrange turkey slices over pita bread, top with 1 tablespoon of yogurt sauce, sliced cucumbers and tomatoes.

Recipe from Pampered Chef’s “29 Minutes to Dinner” cookbook

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