meal components: protein + veggie
- 7 oz ground beef
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1 tbsp water
- 3/4 tsp salt
- 1 tbsp fresh oregano
- 2 tbsp onion diced
- 1 1/2 tsp garlic diced
- 1/3 cup peeled shredded cucumber
- 2 tbsp nonfat Greek yogurt
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp garlic powder
- 2 tsp fresh chopped dill
- 1/4 cup Cucumber sliced
- 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes halved
- 1/4 sliced red onion
- 1 cup mixed greens
- Make gyro meat: Mix baking soda, water and salt together in a small bowl to dissolve. Pour over ground beef and add oregano. Mix together with hands, wrap and refrigerate for one hour.
- Optional step: Place meat in a food processor with onion and garlic and pulse until homogeneous.
- Form a rectangle with meat on an aluminum lined sheet tray and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Let it cool.
- Make Tzatziki Sauce: Mix all sauce ingredients together in a bowl and chill until ready to use.
- Slice gyro beef into long, 1/4 inch strips and place on a lined sheet pan. Broil until edges begin to brown then move to a bowl or plate. Add toppings and tzatziki sauce and serve on top of mixed salad greens.
It's is a great idea to make the gyro meat in bulk and then portion and freeze it.
The tzatziki sauce can be used in other recipes as well (such as the chicken souvlaki recipe)
Swap out the gyro bowl toppings to switch it up- bell peppers, cauliflower or baby spinach all work well.
Do not marinate the meat longer than one hour as the salt and baking soda will break down the proteins too much and cause the meat to lose moisture as it cooks.
This looks good. One question… the recipe says 4 4 servings and 7oz of beef. Is that accurate?
Oh I apologize! That was an error- this recipe serves 2 as it’s listed. So 3.5 oz of protein per serving. Thank you for catching it!