To print this page, use your browser's print button, or use the copy/paste/print method.

buzz!


GREEK GYRO SANDWICH - LAMB, CHICKEN OR BEEF

The Gyro sandwich is probably Greece's favorite "Take Out". Usually Barbecued Lamb, Chicken Or Beef in a Pita Bread Package, smothered with Tzatziki Sauce with a side of pepperoncini, Greek pickled peppers.



Pita "Pocket Bread" is used widely throughout the Middle East, and under different names throughout India and South East Asia. The bread makes a perfect "purse" to hold all the yummy fillings for a sandwich. Like most flatbreads, it is daily fare. The Gyro is just one way to fill up a pita! The recipe below is one way to make Gyros in an American kitchen environment. You can get pita pocket bread in almost any good market in the U.S.A. today, and it is a very versatile bread. Just cooking the meat in Greece is an art all its own. (See video #1 below) This recipe below is not going to get you what you would get in a Greek Gyro Shop, but it makes a great gyro without extra equipment, and having to cook pounds and pounds of meat.


RECIPE PRINTED FROM: THEGUTSYGOURMET.NET©

INGREDIENTS:Makes 8 Gyros

•   1 ˝ pounds of beef loin, lamb loin or chicken breast tenders**SEE COOK'S NOTES** 

•   4 tablespoons olive oil 

•   6 large pita breads (Comes with or without pockets. Pocket bread is a lot less messy for sandwiches) 

•   Tzatziki Sauce 
•   1 cup shredded lettuce 

•   1 red onion, sliced 

•   1 large tomato, sliced into 6 slices

DIRECTIONS:

1.   Preheat the grill.

2.   Season the meat with 2 tablespoons olive oil, salt and pepper. 

3.   Brush the pita bread with the remaining olive oil. 

4.   Place the meat on the grill and cook for 2 minutes on each side. 

5.   Place the pita bread on the grill and cook for 2 minutes on each side.

6.   Spread the Tzatziki sauce evenly into each pita bread. 

7.   Divide the meat up between the pita breads. 

8.   Garnish each sandwich with lettuce, onion and tomatoes.

9.   Add a few Pepperocini peppers and serve

COOKS NOTE** 
Use the best meat you can afford.  It should be very tender so as not to tear up the pita bread when
biting into the sandwich.  Lamb strips and chicken tender strips are the best tasting and usually the
most tender.

NOTE: ALTHOUGH NOT THE EXACT RECIPE SHOWN,  THE VIDEO BELOW MIGHT BE OF HELP.

VIDEO 1:  
HOW TO MAKE GYRO SANDWICHES

VIDEO 2:  
HOW TO MAKE GYRO SANDWICHES




Copyright 2001© - 2011© The Gutsy Gourmet® - All rights reserved