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Gyro-Burger with Yogurt Sauce
Courtesy of American Lamb Board
Serve With:
Tomato Salad and fresh fruit
Servings: 4
Prep Time: 15 Min.
Cook Time: 10 Min.
What you need:
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+ 1 lb. ground American Lamb
+ 1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
+ 1/2 tsp. garlic powder
+ 1/2 tsp. pepper
+ 1/4 tsp. onion powder
+ 1/4 tsp. ground cumin
+ 1/4 tsp. salt
+ 2 pita bread rounds (6-in.), halved crosswise
+ 1 c. chopped fresh spinach or lettuce
+ Yogurt sauce (see below)

Yogurt Sauce:
+ 3/4 c. lowfat plain yogurt
+ 1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped (about 2/3 c.)
+ 2 green onions, thinly sliced
+ 1 Tbsp. chopped fresh mint or 1 tsp. dried mint, crushed
+ 1/4 tsp. sugar
+ 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
+ salt, optional
What to do:
1. In large bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder, pepper, onion powder, cumin and salt. Add lamb; mix well. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4-inch thick.
2. Grill over medium coals or broil about 5 min. on each side or to desired degree of doneness.
3. In medium bowl, combine yogurt, chopped cucumber, sliced green onion, mint and sugar. Split open each pita half forming a pocket. Place gyro-burger in each pocket; top with chopped spinach and yogurt mixture.
Nutritional information:
Calories: 438;   Total Fat: 21g;   Cholesterol: 113mg;   Total Carbs: 21g;   Fiber: 2g;   Protein: 33g;   Sodium: 427mg;  
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