Smoky Lamb Gyros

  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Grill: 3 hrs
  • Stand: 15 mins
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Smoky Lamb Gyros
Ingredients
6
hickory or oak wood chunks
1
3 1/2 pound boneless lamb shoulder roast
2
teaspoons salt
2
teaspoons dried marjoram, crushed
1
teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1
teaspoon dried minced onion
1
teaspoon ground cumin
1/2
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon dried mint
1/2
teaspoon ground black pepper
1/4
teaspoon ground allspice
1
cup chopped tomato
1
cup chopped sweet onion (1 large)
1/2
cup crumbled feta cheese with garlic and herb (2 ounces)
8
Greek pita flatbreads
1
recipe Tzatziki
Directions
  1. For at least 1 hour before smoke-cooking, soak wood chunks in enough water to cover. Drain before using.
  2. Meanwhile, trim fat from meat. For rub, in a small bowl combine salt, marjoram, thyme, dried onion, cumin, garlic powder, mint, pepper, and allspice. Sprinkle mixture evenly over meat; rub in with your fingers.
  3. Prepare smoker. Add drained wood chunks to smoker. Place meat on top rack of smoker. Cover and smoke at 225 degrees F to 250 degrees F for 3 to 3-1/2 hours or until tender.
  4. Remove meat from smoker. Cover with foil; let stand for 15 minutes. Thinly slice meat. Divide meat, tomato, chopped onion, and feta cheese among flatbreads. Serve with Tzatziki.
Tzatziki
Ingredients
1
6 ounce carton plain low-fat yogurt
1/2
cup shredded cucumber
2
teaspoons lemon juice
1
teaspoon snipped fresh mint
1
clove garlic, minced
1/8
teaspoon salt
Directions
  1. In a medium bowl combine yogurt, cucumber, lemon peel, lemon juice, mint, garlic, and salt.
Nutrition Facts (Smoky Lamb Gyros)
    Per serving:
  • 599 kcal cal.,
  • 33 g fat
  • (14 g sat. fat,
  • 3 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 13 g monounsatured fat),
  • 120 mg chol.,
  • 1161 mg sodium,
  • 39 g carb.,
  • 2 g fiber,
  • 5 g sugar,
  • 35 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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