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Lamb Meatball Gyro with Mint Yogurt Sauce

A twist on a gyro with spiced lamb meatballs and mint yogurt sauce.
Prep Time 40 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Dishes
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 4 Servings

Ingredients
  

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup fat free Greek yogurt
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh mint
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup plain bread crumbs
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1/4 cup minced shallots
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon allspice
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 4 pieces whole wheat pita bread

Instructions
 

  • To make the yogurt sauce mix yogurt, garlic, mint, lemon juice and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt in a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • In a bowl combine lamb, bread crumbs, egg, cilantro, shallots, cumin, allspice and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt. Mix well. Roll into 12 meatballs (Helpful hint: Shape your meatballs using an ice cream scoop for consistent size). Place meatballs in a baking dish. Drizzle with olive oil. Bake for 20 - 25 minutes or until cooked through. Transfer to a paper towel lined plate.
  • Spoon yogurt sauce on down the middle of the pita, top with three lamb meatballs. Serve.

Notes

These would also make a great appetizer. Simply put toothpicks in the meatballs and serve the yogurt mint sauce alongside for dipping. Enjoy!
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