We made homemade gyros tonight. Holy hannah, they were heavenly. Mark Bittman wins again!
I recently purchased lamb kabobs from the same farmer we got our beef from last fall. Simply for the gyros. I then took Mark Bittman's Greek salad recipe and married it with his gyro recipe and came up with this:
1 lb of lamb, tossed with garlic salt and red pepper flakes
1 sweet green pepper (because there weren't any red peppers at the farmer's market last weekend), sliced
1/4 of an onion, sliced
Grill lamb while sauteing peppers and onion until just tender. I tossed them all together once they were all cooked. Meanwhile, I made a modified Bittman sauce.
12 oz. plain yogurt
1/2 med cucumber, finely diced
1/2 large tomato, finely chopped
dill - both to taste
Stuff your pita with the lamb and onion/peppers combo. Top with the sauce.
So good and I'm already looking forward to the leftovers for lunch tomorrow...