Happy Monday! Don’t these look good? They really were! I’m just a little in love with Gyros with Tzatziki sauce, and I could probably eat them daily!
Today for This Week’s Cravings, our theme is International Foods in honor of International Picnic Day, which is indeed on June 18. It’s also Go Fishing Day & National Cherry Tart Day too. But I’m not celebrating those in this post. So forget I said anything.
Anyway, when trying to come up with something for International Day, I started out thinking about my Heritage after participating in a #SundaySupper recently about Heritage. But I made Croque Monsieur with a Bechamel Sauce for that, and I really wanted something different. My kids actually asked while I was debating, whether Gyros with Tzatziki sauce were considered International. Of course they are, so that’s what we went with.
Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
- Pita bread
- 2 Tbs. Tzatziki sauce recipe below in the instructions
- 2 Tbs. chopped onion
- 2 Tbs. chopped tomato
- 2-4 oz. lamb meat thinly sliced. We get ours from our local meat market. They always cut it really thin when I explain I’m making Gyros. If they don't have lamb, go ahead and just do a thin beef.
- Additional Ingredients for Tzatziki sauce listed under the instructions
- ¼ c. water
- 1 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
- ¼ tsp. garlic powder
- a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper
In a pan on the stove over medium-high heat, add several slices of lamb meat or steak um beef to the water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
Cook until the water has boiled out.
Flip the meat over and continue cooking for an additional minute or until meat has browned.
Take a pita and fill it with the lamb meat. Add the onions, tomatoes and tzatziki sauce – enjoy!
To Make the Tzatziki Sauce:
You need 1½ c. of Greek Yogurt – it helps a lot if you strain it for at least an hour or more in a yogurt strainer to remove as much liquid as you can but even if you don’t, it will still work. Put the yogurt in a large bowl, add ½ Tbs. minced garlic, ½ T. finely chopped (think – food processor) fresh dill, a pinch of salt and a pinch of pepper to taste. Mix together. In your food processor puree one peeled, chopped and seeded cucumber. Add to the yogurt, stir well, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour. I will tell you the longer it sits the better it is. If liquid forms as it sits, just pour it off and stir. Delicious!
Do you like Gyros with Tzatziki sauce or without?