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Grilled Lamb Steak Gyros
This Greek specialty features grilled lamb flavored with a yogurt-cucumber sauce served in a pita. These savory sandwiches make perfect picnic food.
Prep Time:
12 minutes
Cook Time:
10 to 14 minutes
4 servings

1 pound lamb center leg steak, cut ¾-inch thick

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

1 tablespoon Cavendar's Greek Seasoning*

1/2 cup plain yogurt

1/2 each cucumber, seeded and chopped

1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

1/2 teaspoon dried dill

1/4 teaspoon dried or ½ teaspoon fresh mint, optional

2 cups shredded red leaf lettuce, optional

1 each medium tomato, chopped

1/2 cup chopped red onion

1/2 cup crumbled Feta cheese

4 each pita breads, 6 inches in diameter


Heat grill or set oven to Broil. Trim steak to remove all fat. Sprinkle both sides of stea
k with lemon juice followed by Greek seasoning and let stand 5 minutes.
Combine yogurt sauce ingredients in a bowl and set aside. Chop lettuce, tomato and onion.
Grill steak over Medium coals for 10 to 14 minutes or Broil 3 to 4 inches from heat, turni
ng once after 5 to 7 minutes. Warm pita bread on perimeter of grill during last 5 minutes
of grilling or microwave just before serving to soften.
Slice steak into thin strips. Cut pitas in half and split open. Place steak strips on a pl
atter and pass with bread, toppings and sauce, or fill each pita with steak and top with y
ogurt mixture, lettuce, tomato, onion and Feta cheese. Serve.
*Homemade Greek Rub: Combine 2 cloves crushed garlic, 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves, 1
teaspoon black pepper, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin and 1/2 teaspoon salt.

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