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I made some really great dip the other day, using 1/2 cup FF cottage cheese, 1 Tbls dry Ranch dressing mix (I buy mine in bulk at Costco), 1 Tbls chopped cucumber and 1/2 jalapeno, whirled it around in the blender until creamy. It was VERY reminiscent of tzatziki sauce (the stuff you put on gyros)..

So, yeah, now I am craving a gyro! Lol! Anyone have a recipe for gyro meat that would be on-plan?..

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Ground meat is a lean option, I know most gyro has both lamb and beef, so you could mix your own (don't add bread crumbs though!) and you would get 5-7oz cooked depending on the % of fat of the meat.

I absolutely love gyros and have had many a gyro salad while on MF. I know that it may not be completely on plan, as the gyro meat may have off-plan ingredients, but I only eat them about once a month and it never affected my weight loss...

Comment #1

How's that?.

Just so everyone knows, I don't eat a pita; the gyro salads I usually get contain lettuce, cucumbers, tomatos, 2-3oz of gyro meat, a little bit of feta, and dressing on the side..

Some gyro meat may have bread crumbs or other off plan ingredients, but as I said, I don't eat them all the time, and I have never actually seen bread crumbs in the gyro meat I eat, but they could be hiding...

Comment #2

Gyro meat is usually hugely fatty and carb laden. Here's how it's made: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2009/0..._n_239357.html..

Comment #3

I can't see the video right now, but I had no idea most gyro meat was so unhealthy! I looked up the nutritional info on a couple sites, and it seemed pretty comprable to ground beef. I'll have to check with the restaurant owner to see what he puts in his gyros. Thanks for the heads up MT!..

Comment #4

Happy to help! I was in food service years ago and I always shied away from gyro meat once I found out what was in it. Since I worked for a major food manufacturer I also now won't touch bologna or hot dogs. I've been in the plants and know what goes in there.

Before MF, I would make my own gyros using chicken or lamb done on the grill with a little garlic and pepper for seasoning. Had more flavor and was a much healthier alternative...

Comment #5

What exactly did you do in food service? I'm quite interested...

Comment #6

Worked in restaurants, resort kitchens and a couple of food stands over a period of 8 years...

Comment #7

Still looking for a recipe. I understand that traditional gyro meat is very bad for you, hence my desire to find a healthy alternative. Ground turkey or extra lean beef would probably work, but I have no idea what spices to put in it to give it that gyro taste...

Comment #8

Because you won't have the fat and fillers it'll never taste exactly like the real thing, but I add garlic, oregano, kosher salt, all spice...

Comment #9

All spice, I bet that is what I am missing. I know it will never taste exactly the same, but my tastebuds are accustomed now so flavors that used to seem a little "off" seem fine now...

Comment #10

MT_Cup is right it will never taste the same...but this is what I use, it's not bad..

I use tsp of Greek seasoning and saut ground turkey in with olive oil pan..

Greek Seasoning.

1 tsp dried oregano.

1 tsp dried mint.

1 tsp dried thyme.

Tsp dried basil.

Tsp dried marjoram.

Tsp dried minced onion or onion powder.

Tsp dried minced garlic or garlic powder.

Combine ingredients and store in airtight container in cool dry place for up to 6 months...

Comment #11

Ooh that sounds good too. I'll have to put that on my same recipe card as my current mix...

Comment #12

You can use the same greek seasoning to make chicken-k-bobs too..

Perfect for summer bbq's and totally o/p...

Comment #13

Thanks!! That seasoning sounds great!! I actually have all those spices at home, so I am going to mix some of this up this weekend...

Comment #14


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