Lamb Gyros

First, prepare the yogurt sauce:

Yogurt Sauce

1 cup plain yogurt

1 cup sour cream

1 teaspoon white vinegar

½ teaspoon lemon juice

1 small cucumber -- peeled, seeded and finely chopped

1 green onion - white and green parts -- finely chopped

1 garlic clove -- minced

¼ cup crumbled feta cheese

½ teaspoon oregano

salt and pepper to taste

In a bowl, combine all ingredients together and store in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Next, prepare the lamb patties:

Lamb Patties

¼ cup plain breadcrumbs

1 rounded tablespoon dried parsley

½ cup chopped red onion

½ cup chopped bottled roasted red bell peppers

½ teaspoon sea salt

½ teaspoon ground cumin

½ teaspoon dried oregano

½ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon cayenne

1 egg white

1 pound ground lamb

2 ounces feta cheese, crumbled

1 head of romaine or green leaf lettuce, rinsed

1 English cucumber, sliced

additional feta

Pita bread


Place first ten ingredients (through egg white) in a food processor; process until smooth.

Place this mixture in a large bowl; add lamb and two ounces feta, stirring well to combine.

Shape mixture into 12 patties. Heat a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add 4-6 patties to pan -- don't overcrowd -- leave space in between.

Cook about 4 minutes on each side or until done (no pink in center). Remove from pan to a paper towel lined plate, to soak up extra grease. Repeat with remaining patties.

Serve lamb with pita bread, yogurt sauce, lettuce, cucumber, and additional feta cheese.