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Scyros (Pita Sandwich)

Rated as 3.67 out of 5 Stars

"A quick and easy pita sandwich recipe inspired by Greek gyros. A tasty alternative to burgers."
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1 h 10 m servings 420
Original recipe yields 5 servings (5 sandwiches)


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  1. Strain the yogurt in a yogurt strainer or coffee filter for 15 minutes. Mince the cucumber, and place into a mesh strainer to drain for 15 minutes. Squeeze any excess liquid from the cucumber, then place into a small mixing bowl. Stir in the yogurt and dill. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; stir in the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set aside about 1/4 of the onion slices to use on the sandwiches, and add the remaining onion to the skillet; cook until soft, about 5 minutes more. Add the ground beef and oregano, and cook until the meat is no longer pink and is beginning to brown. Increase heat to medium-high, drain any grease from the beef, then stir in the celery, spinach, and mushrooms. Cook and stir until the celery has softened and the meat has nicely browned, about 5 minutes more.
  3. To assemble the Scyros, divide the meat among the warmed pitas. Top each sandwich with some onion slices, banana pepper rings, and tomato wedges. Dollop with the Scottziki sauce to serve.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 420 calories; 17.9 40.7 24.8 58 411 Full nutrition

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I didn't think this would really taste like gyros like other review, but to my surprise it really did! Family loved it and requested it for a weekly dinner. Instead of celery I used 1 tbsp of ...

This was very good! I don't think it tasted like a traditional gyro, but it was tasty. I did have to add some salt and pepper to the meat mixture. I omitted the celery, but did use the optional ...

My family and I loved this recipe. It tastes very close to the original gyro. We didn't have red peppers, dill weed, or yogurt on hand and it was still great. I think it will be even better w...

7-12-11: Pretty good, but the beef didn't get browned. 8-13-12: This time, I cooked the beef first, then added then other stuff, with about the same results. 7-19-13: For the third time, not ...

This was okay, but it did not wow me. I used roasted red pepper (from a jar) instead of banana peppers, but I don't think it made much difference. I used the mushrooms, a lot of Greek seasoning...