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Easy Mode: Gyro-ums

Sometimes you want a dinner you can make in 10 minutes. For me Grilled cheese, sandwiches, and Salad often fit that bill. Sometimes though, I want something with a little more flavor, but not more work. These 10 minute Gyros are just the answer.

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Easy Mode: Gyro-ums

by zirbirt

Ok, so most of my daily family meals are designed to be simple, but very tasty. So the idea of posting an even simpler meal seemed silly to me, so I had planned to not post this. Then as I was making it, I thought, well, someone might be interested in this very simple dinner... I might as well post it. Unfortunately my main camera was upstairs, and I was stuck to the kitchen. So, I had to use my phone. Sadly, I suck at getting good pics out of my iPhone, so please forgive these terrible pictures.

I love traditional gyros. I even made the traditional meat, with lamb and seasoning one time. I roasted it in the oven and it turned out delicious... but it was a lot of work. Definitely not something I would label as a 10 minute dinner. So.. when I thought about how to add gyros to my meal plan, the first thing I needed to do was figure out the meat. The answer, for me, was Steak-ums.

Before we get into that though, we need to create the heart of any good gyro. The Tzatziki sauce.

Tzatziki Sauce:
16oz Plain Yogurt
2 Medium cucumbers peeled and cut
2 Tbs Olive Oil
1 Tbs Lemon Juice
1Tbs Dill
2 Cloves of garlic (peeled)
little salt and pepper

I just throw everything into the food processor and blitz until it is a sauce consistency. Then I put it in a squeeze bottle.

Now, I do 2 things at once. I heat 2 pans, one for heating my Pita's (medium heat) and one for cooking my meat (medium high heat).

I put about 5 slices of Steak-ums on for 2 gyros. I then add 1/2 an onion sliced... and cook it till it is fully cooked and starting to crisp up on the edges and the onions are translucent and floppy.

While I am letting that cook, I warm my pitas on both side in a separate pan or griddle.

Once the meat is done, I take a paper plate and put some paper towels on it. Then transfer the meat and onion over to the paper plate, to let it dry up a little bit.

While its doing that, I chop some lettuce. Not a lot, just enough to top these.

After a minute or so, I place a toasted pita on the plate.

I stick half the meat on there, top with some cheese, top with some lettuce. Then squeeze on the Tzatziki Sauce.

I then fold it in half and wrap the back with some foil... to make it easier to handle.

This is definitely not traditional... and you can make it more traditional if you wish, but I like it like this. It is super simple, very tasty and much better than just a sandwich. Plus, everyone thinks there was some level of effort.. Its like getting Epic loot for just sitting at the entrance of LFR and doing nothing.

If you prefer to go a little bit more traditional, you would not grill the onions with the meat.. then top with chopped onions, chopped tomatoes and crumbled feta... but why follow the rules, make it however you want.

Hope you enjoyed this


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