Gyro Sandwiches

When ever I see ground lamb at the grocery I always snap up two or three packages and stash them in the freezer.

For the Meat Mixture:

1 pound Ground Beef
1 pound Ground Lamb
1/4 cup finely chopped Green Onion
2 teaspoons Ground Cumin
1 teaspoon Ground Cinnamon
1 teaspoon Ground Allspice
1 egg
1/4 to 1/2 cup plain Bread Crumbs
1/2 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
1 teaspoon Salt
1/2 teaspoon Pepper

For the Sandwiches:

Greek Flat Bread or Pita Bread
Shredded Lettuce
Tomato
Crumbled Feta Cheese
Calamata Olives
Tzatziki Sauce (Recipe to Follow)

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. I like to smush it around with my hands. The amount of bread crumbs needed will vary depending on how wet your meat is. Cover and let set out for about 30 minutes.

Shape your meat mixture into small patties, or meat balls or smush it onto skewers (if grilling), what ever shape suits you.

Cook the meat over medium high heat 4 minutes a side or until the meat is just cooked through.

To assemble the sandwiches fold the meat into a flat bread and top with Shredded Lettuce, Tomato, Feta Cheese, Calamata Olives and Tzatziki Sauce.

For the Taztziki Sauce:

2 cups peeled, seeded and chopped Cucumber
1 1/2 cups Plain Greek Style Yoghurt
1 teaspoon Salt
1 teaspoon Pepper
1 tablespoon Fresh Dill (or dried is fine too)
1 teaspoon Ground Cumin
1 tablespoon Lemon Juice
1/2 clove grated Fresh Garlic

Combine everything in a bowl then taste for seasoning. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes. Ideally you can make this ahead and store it for days.

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