Diabetic Cooking

Main Dishes

Greek-style gyros

Preparation time: 35 minutes. Cooking time: 12–15 minutes.
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Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground sirloin
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Greek seasoning (found in the spice aisle)
  • 4 (1 1/2 ounces each) whole wheat flat breads (approximately 6 inches across)
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, sliced
  • 1 cup shredded iceberg lettuce
  • 1/4 cup crumbled reduced-fat Feta cheese

Directions

1 cup yogurt dip

Preheat grill to medium-high heat (350°F–400°F). In a bowl, knead together ground sirloin and Greek seasoning, mixing well. Shape into 4 patties. Grill, with grill lid closed, for 5–6 minutes on each side, or until meat is no longer pink.

Warm flat breads if desired (warming will make them easier to fold in half). Cover half of each flat bread with tomato slices, then lettuce. Spoon 1/4 cup yogurt dip over the vegetables on each flat bread. Cut burgers in half and lay 2 halves over the yogurt dip. Sprinkle with Feta. Fold flat breads over burgers and secure each gyro with 2 toothpicks. Serve while warm.

Yield: 4 gyros. Serving size: 1 gyro.

Nutrition Facts Per Serving:
Calories: 301, Carbohydrates: 24 g, Protein: 31 g, Fat: 9 g, Saturated Fat: 3 g, Sodium: 598 mg, Fiber: 3 g

Exchanges per serving: 1 1/2 starch, 1 nonstarchy vegetable, 4 very lean meat, 1 fat. Carbohydrate choices: 2.


This recipe was developed by Tami Ross, a Diabetes Nutrition Specialist and Certified Diabetes Educator in Lexington, Kentucky.