Lamb Gyro with Tzatziki Sauce

Amount

  Measure

  Ingredient -- Preparation Method

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2

  pounds

  ground lamb

1

  clove

  garlic -- minced

1

  medium

  onions -- minced

2

  teaspoons

  kosher salt

1/2

  teaspoon

  dried oregano

1/4

  teaspoon

  black pepper

4

  slices

 bacon -- lower sodium -- diced

  Tzatziki Sauce

1

  cup

  plain yogurt

1/2

  cup

  cucumber -- shredded

1

  tablespoon

  olive oil

2

  teaspoons

  white wine vinegar

1

  teaspoon

  fresh dill -- minced

2

  teaspoons

  fresh lemon juice

In a bowl lightly mix lamb, salt, and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Heat oven to 300F. Line a rack over a baking sheet with aluminum foil. Spray with vegetable spray. Poke holes in foil to allow grease to drip through.

In a food processor put lamb, bacon, garlic, and onion. Process into a fine paste scraping down sides.

Place the meat mixture on rack and form into a 8x5x1 1/2 inch loaf. Bake for 30 minutes.

Heat oven broiler.

Let meat rest for 15 minutes then slice into 5x1 /12x1/4 inch slices. Put on a aluminum lined baking sheet and broil about 2 minutes or until crispy on edges.

To make sauce squeeze out as much moisture from cucumber as possible. Mix with remaining ingredients.


Serving Ideas : Serve on pita bread with sliced Roma tomatoes, onions, and sauce.

Makes 8 servings.

Per Serving: 379 Calories; 31g Fat (74.0% calories from fat); 21g Protein; 3g Carbohydrate; trace Dietary Fiber; 89mg Cholesterol; 594mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 2 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Fruit; 0 Non-Fat Milk; 4 Fat; 0 Other Carbohydrates.

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