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Greek Gyro Sandwhich with Tzatziki Sauce


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  • Author: Mila Clarke Buckley
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 4 sandwhiches 1x

Description

Do greek at home with this easy-to-make Gyro from the 12-Week Diabetes Cookbook. 


Ingredients

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  • 1 1/2 pounds pork tenderloin
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 5 teaspoons lemon juice (divided)
  • 6 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 1 cup peeled seeded and diced cucumber
  • 1 cup plain, non-fat greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill
  • 4 , 6-in whole wheat pita breads
  • 1 cup diced, fresh tomatoes
  • 2 cups shredded lettuce


Instructions

  1. Remove visible fat from meat and cut into strips about 2 inches long and half inch wide.
  2. Mix the red wine, lemon juice, garlic, and oregano together in a bowl or self-seal plastic bag. Add the meat and marinate for 10 minutes will prepping other steps.
  3. Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over high heat.
  4. Remove the meat from the marinade and saute the meat so that it is brown on all sides and medium doneness. Stick in the oven for 25 minutes at 350.
  5. Mix cucumber, yogurt, remaining garlic, dill and lemon juice together to make the tzatziki sauce. Set Aside
  6. Warm the pita in the microwave for 30 seconds.
  7. Assemble your pita with tzatziki sauce on the bottom then fresh tomatoes, cucumbers,lettuce and pork.
  8. Enjoy

Equipment

  • Prep Time: 20
  • Cook Time: 30
  • Category: Dinner
  • Method: Stovetop
  • Cuisine: Greek

Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 1 sandwich
  • Calories: 507
  • Sugar: 13.6 g
  • Sodium: 636.1 mg
  • Fat: 13.6 g
  • Carbohydrates: 51.1 g
  • Fiber: 5 g
  • Protein: 46.7 g
  • Cholesterol: 115.4 mg

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