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Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy beef gyros. Fresh veggies from the garden, a cool, refreshing yogurt sauce, and well-seasoned ground beef make this the perfect summer meal. Plus, it’s quick and easy, so if you’re wondering what to make for supper tonight, go ahead and give this a try.
Here’s the recipe…
- 1 ½ pounds ground beef
- 2 ½ Tbsp. lemon juice
- ¾ tsp. ground cumin
- ¾ tsp. oregano leaves
- 3 cloves minced garlic
- 1 onion
- Salt and pepper to taste
Now, you can make patties out of this mixture, but I just brown/crumble my hamburger and mix in all the ingredients in a large skillet. That’s usually because I forget to thaw out a package of hamburger and I hate defrosting it in the microwave, so I just put the package of frozen beef in the skillet and let it cook until I can scrape a fair amount off and then flip it over and continue with that until it’s all thawed/cooked. My Mom taught me that trick. Though I’ve never seen it on a cooking show so I’m not sure that’s the norm. Lol.
Anyway, as the beef mixture is cooking, mix up the yogurt. For this you’ll need…
- 1 cup plain yogurt
- 1 small cucumber, peeled, seeded, and chopped into ¼ inch pieces
- 1 tablespoon sugar (more or less)
Stir all this together.
(Now I could eat this yogurt mixture with a spoon, and often times I do. But most of the time I just stick my finger in like you would the frosting container and eat it that way. It’s so delicious! But really, you need to save it for the gyros.)
After the beef and yogurt mixture are done, fill a pita bread with some of each and top with lettuce, tomatoes, and feta cheese. Yummy!
Hope you enjoy!