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    Default If you like the taste of the Gyros

    Okay I am at it again. Was craving that old gyro taste.. you know the pita sorta thing with the meat, cucumber sauce, onion, lettuce and tomatoe... but not the price from the shops in the mall.
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    I bought about 1lb of ground lamb
    1 cavendars greek seasoning..(in walmart, kinda tallish white container)
    1 sourcream
    1 cucumber
    1 onion( a small minced for your cucumber sauce, and the rest kinda shredded)
    1/2 head of lettuce (shredded)
    1 tomatoe (diced)
    1tsp of lemon
    1 pkg of wraps
    3 cups of minute rice ( you could use any. I am going to use my wild rice next)

    brown the lamb and drain and spice it up with the spice stuff. Then I added the cooked rice.. Mixed well and tasted.. added a bit more of the greek spice...

    then in the sour cream, grated peeled cucumber and a bit of minced onion, and lemon.

    Then took a wrap (kinda burito style) place a big old serving spoon of rice/lamb mix and then the cucumber sauce, lettuce, tom, and onion. kinda flipped up bottom of wrap to make it hold and then rolled leaving top opened.

    Wow, it tasted so good and just like a gyro.. kids and husband had two.
    This morning I heated back up mix and added toppings and it was twice as good as last night..

    Just wanted to share that one..

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    ok. so those sound super yummy
    BUT
    your list looks kinda expensive
    do you have any idea how much you spent for all of it?
    how many did it make?

    inquiring minds want to know!

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    Mmmm this sounds delicious I make gyros too. Thanks for posting we haven't made them in quite awhile., will have to try yours.

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    Oh my goodness I'm definitely going to have to try this one. I LOVE gyros. I think there's also some dill in the sauce they use, so I might add that your recipe. Do you think the meat filling could be frozen for future use? I doubt that I'd be able to eat it all myself so quickly.

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    Oh wow! I love gyros and since we no longer eat out I haven't had one in an age. I am definitely going to have to find that spice and make some. Thank you!

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    The ground lamb was 4$. and the seasoning around $2 my mother says that she uses a combo of ground lamb and sirlion to stretch it out. I used the rice to stretch it further.. we got at least 10 good sized gyros wraps out of it.. I think you could have added more rice.. the seasoning is the key with the sour cream cucumber sauce... let me know if you get it cheaper...

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    I love gyro's I.m going to have to give this one a try.

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    wow that sounds tasty...only place to get them here i know of is down in the french quarter and thats a bit too far me to go just to get a gyro! thanks i will definately have to try to find some ground lamb....you think walmart carries it....i have seen the spice there before.
    thanks again.

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    THANK YOU! My family loves gyro's but they are about $5 each over here, this is a good and cheaper way to make your own! Thank for sharing

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    I've used ground turkey as well as lamb (the lamb can be hard to find sometimes). I make the meat mixture into little "hamburgers" so they cook up quickly. They also freeze well. This is the recipe I like to use:

    http://www.recipetips.com/recipe-car...on-a-stick.asp

    You can do them on the sticks like they show, but they are just as good made into patties and cooked in a skillet.
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