Gyros are pita bread sandwiches filled with meat, lettuce, tomatoes and the yogurt sauce tzatziki. They were traditionally made with compressed meat: ground beef or lamb mixed with spices and packed onto a spit that rotates in front of a fire until the meat is cooked. Today, many gyros are made with strips of marinated beef.
Serve with a washed, ready-to-eat salad with some added olives. This meal contains 597 calories per serving with 24 percent of calories from fat.
Fred Tasker’s wine suggestion: The gyro is made of red meat and red wine, so a nice soft red like malbec would go well with it.
Helpful Hints• To save preparation time, use fresh diced tomatoes found in the produce section of the market.
• Lemon juice is used in the marinade and tzatziki sauce. Squeeze at one time and divide accordingly.
Countdown• Marinate meat.
• Prepare remaining ingredients.
• Make tzatziki sauce.
• Cook meat.
• Assemble sandwich.
Here are the ingredients you’ll need for tonight’s Dinner in Minutes.
To buy: 1/2 pound skirt steak, 1 bottle red wine, 1 lemon, 1 bottle dried oregano, 1 bottle dried dill, 1 package whole wheat pita breads, 1 tomato, 1 cucumber, 1 package shredded lettuce and 1 carton plain nonfat yogurt.
Staples: Olive oil, minced garlic, salt and black peppercorns.