Friday, February 10, 2017

Beef Gyros with Cucumber Tahini Yogurt Sauce

Back in culinary school (which seems like ages at this point) I remember making gyros, which was quite an interesting process for those of you who know what I'm talking about (let's just say there's a lot of fat involved). This version is much, much leaner but still possesses the same flavor. The hummus and yogurt sauce are a perfect pairing with the spiced beef and crunchy veggies. Serve this with a leafy green salad and you've got dinner on the table in no time! 


1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.



2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Combine with the garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt and pepper then add to the pan and cook until browned. Finish with lemon zest and juice.




3. To build the gyros, spread 1 tablespoon hummus onto each flatbread. Top with beef, yogurt sauce, tomato and cucumber. Roll up and secure with a toothpick. Serve.





Beef Gyros with Cucumber Tahini Yogurt Sauce
Serves 4

All you need:
Sauce
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
Zest and juice of 1 lemon
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons tahini
1 small English cucumber, peeled, seeded and diced
Salt and pepper, to taste

2 tablespoons olive oil
1 pound lean ground beef
2 teaspoons dried oregano
2 teaspoons garlic powder
2 teaspoons onion powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Zest and juice of 1 lemon

4 flatbreads (I used Stonefire garlic naan), warmed
4 tablespoons roasted red pepper hummus
Sliced English cucumber and sliced tomato, for garnish

All you do:
1. Combine sauce ingredients in a small mixing bowl. Set aside.
2. Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Combine with the garlic powder, onion powder, oregano, salt and pepper then add to the pan and cook until browned. Finish with lemon zest and juice.
3. To build the gyros, spread 1 tablespoon hummus onto each flatbread. Top with beef, yogurt sauce, tomato and cucumber. Roll up and secure with a toothpick. Serve.

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