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Lamb Gyro’s

The hubs has a little too much fun at Costco sometimes. Take this weekend for example; he came home with 2 whole chickens, 15 tilapia filets, and a 4 lb lamb roast. My I remind you that there are only two of us… But that’s what a freezer is for, plus it really does end up being less expensive when you break it down. But it’s still funny! His impulse lamb purchase turned into three amazing meals (plus some lunches). We collaborated to make a delicious Greek style dinner, a rich crockpot stew and these tasty gyros. Don’t worry; I’ll share all of them!

The gyro’s were really just delicious, and yes, I know these are traditionally made with more of a lamb “sausage”. But I just sautéed some of the leftover lamb roast with some spices, onions and vinegar and got amazing flavor.  If you’re feeling a bit adventurous, I would definitely recommend getting some lamb sometime soon!

Lamb and Onions

2 tsp olive oil
½ sweet onion, sliced
2 cloves garlic minced
Dash dill, oregano, black pepper, basil
About ½ a lb of thinly sliced lamb roast with drippings
2 – 3 Tbs red wine vinegar

In a medium pan over medium-low heat, sauté the onions and garlic until onions get soft. Add all remaining ingredients and cook for about 10 minutes.

We filled our pitas with the lamb and onions, spinach, cucumber and tzatziki (below).

Approximate (please note this is could vary widely based on how you make yours) calories for one gyro: 408

Tzatziki Sauce (this was a combination of a few recipes and it was delicious. Will certainly be made again)

1 container plain greek yogurt (Oikos 5.3 oz)
2 cloves garlic, minced
¼ tsp salt
1/3 medium cucumber, seeded and finely chopped
1 tsp red wine vinigar
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp olive oil
Dash black pepper

Stir together all ingredients in a small bowl. Best to do this in advance and let the flavors “marry” for an hour or more. Store in an air tight container in the fridge.

4 servings: 1 serving – (estimated) 43 Calories, 2.1 g Fat, 2.6 Carbs, 0.1 g Fiber, 3.7 g Protein