Oh...and in case you are wondering how to say "gyro", it is pronounced "yee-roh". Don't be embarrassed. I have said it incorrectly for years; trying out all the creative ways I could think up. Finally, I just got on YouTube and found a video to help me practice. You gotta love the Internet. I think I have it now!
SLICED STEAK GYROS
Preheat grill or grill pan to medium. Drizzle the steak with the 1/2 tablespoon EVOO; season with tiny pinch of salt and pepper. Cook, turning once, for medium-rare, 8 to 10 minutes. Let cool slightly, then thinly slice.
While the steak is cooking, using a food processor or blender, puree the feta, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, cumin, coriander and hot sauce. Transfer into a bowl.
If desired, char the pitas or flatbread under the broiler or on the grill. Top with the steak and your choice of toppings. Serve with the lemon wedges and yogurt sauce.
|Sliced Steak Gyro on Flatout Flatbread.|
Two major changes I made with this recipe were in the number of servings it makes and in the amount of sirloin used. In the original recipe, two pounds of sirloin makes four gyros. That equates to 8 ounces of meat per gyro; twice the size of one meat serving. Way too much! Instead, one pound of sirloin can be split up to make five gyros. Fill the rest of the gyro by topping with vitamin-packed, low-cal toppings such as cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. Sometimes a little portion readjustment is all that is needed to make a recipe go from heavy to healthy.
In addition to these changes, simple substitutions were made with the yogurt, feta and bread choice; giving us the following savings per serving (before veggie toppings):
BEFORE: 574 calories; 22g fat; 31g carbohydrates; 61g protein
AFTER: 298 calories; 11g fat; 19g carbohydrates; 37g protein
SAVED: 276 calories; 11g fat; 12g carbohydrates
Want to try knocking off a little more fat? Try using grilled chicken breast instead of sirloin. A boneless/skinless chicken breast is very lean; averaging about 1 gram of fat per serving! Also, if you can find a fat-free Feta, this will also save around 3 grams of fat per serving.