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Smoky Lamb Gyros

Makes: 8 servings
Prep 20 mins Grill 3 hrs Stand 15 mins Soak 1 hr
Smoky Lamb Gyros
Ingredients
  • 6  hickory or oak wood chunks
  • 1 3 1/2 - 4  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

Yield: Makes about 1 cup.
Ingredients
  • 1 6  ounce carton  plain low-fat yogurt
  • 1/2  cup  shredded cucumber
  • 1/2  teaspoon  finely shredded lemon peel
  • 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)
  • Servings Per Recipe 8,
  • cal. (kcal) 599,
  • Fat, total (g) 33,
  • chol. (mg) 120,
  • sat. fat (g) 14,
  • carb. (g) 39,
  • Monosaturated fat (g) 13,
  • Polyunsaturated fat (g) 3,
  • fiber (g) 2,
  • sugar (g) 5,
  • pro. (g) 35,
  • sodium (mg) 1161,
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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