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Gyro, My Hero

Gyro, My Hero

Nutrition Facts
  • cal. (kcal) 367
  • Makes: 4 servings
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Broil: 8 mins
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Ingredients

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  • 6 whole wheat pitas or soft, round flatbreads
  • 1 summer squash (6 oz)
  • 1/2 English cucumber
  • 1 pound ground lamb or beef
  • 3/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon each salt and black pepper
  • 1 container (7 oz) 2% Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce
  • Cooked rice (optional)

Directions

  1. Heat broiler. Wrap pitas in foil and place in oven to warm while making meatballs.
  2. Using the large-hole side of a box grater, shred squash into a large bowl. Rinse grater and shred cucumber into a medium bowl. To squash, add ground meat, 1/4 cup plus 2 tbsp feta, 2 tbsp mint, the onion powder, 1 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper. Shape into 36 meatballs, (about 1 level tbsp mixture for each), and place on a broiler rack or on a rack fitted into a large rimmed sheet pan.
  3. Broil meatballs 3 inches from heat for 8 minutes or until cooked through. Meanwhile, blend yogurt, 1 tbsp mint, the lemon juice, 1/2 tsp garlic powder and 1/4 tsp each salt and pepper into grated cucumber.
  4. To assemble gyros, layer 1/3 cup lettuce, 6 meatballs, some sauce and 1 tbsp crumbled feta onto each piece of bread. Serve with rice, if desired.

Nutrition Information for Gyro, My Hero

Servings Per Recipe: 4
PER SERVING: 367 cal., 16 g total fat (7 g sat. fat), 649 mg sodium, 31 g carb. (5 g fiber, 5 g sugars), 26 g pro.