I love Gyro's, don't you?

I have a love affair with Greek Food....particularly Gyros. I LOVE them. When I was a teenager working at the mall, there was a place in the food court that sold Greek Food, and while my girldfriends and co-workers were dashing off to the Hot Dog on a Stick stand, I was heading for the Greek Food. They all thought I was nuts. I knew I was on to something good.

Years later, I decided to start making my own Tzatziki (Yogurt and cucumber sauce). I have perfected my version now, and I really like it on other things besides gyros, but it's certainly my favorite way to use it. My favorite Greek Yogurt to use is the Plain flavor from "Zoi" brand. I find it her locally at Winco, but I'm pretty sure it's available nationwide.

So, I figured there must be some way to make good meat for a gyro. After experimenting with a couple of different techniques without great results, I finally found a wonderful solution! Now, I have nothing against Lamb, but let's face it: it's not the easiest or cheapest meat to find! Especially in a small, ready-to-use form.

Enter Jennie-O Turkey Burgers:

I know...weird, right? But soooo good for gyro meat. With one addition: "Cavender's All Purpose Greek Seasoning".

I've used this seasoning for years. It's one of my favorite ways to cook fresh summer vegetables, with a little butter or oil. It's a great mix of flavors that isn't too salty. I've been able to find it at most grocery stores.

So now I know you're wondering why the ground turkey meat. Isn't it a weird texture? To be honest, this particular brand of turkey burgers are NOT my favorite for when I want a turkey burger. The meat is quite dark and I'm not a fan of the slightly gummy texture. I really like the turkey burgers from Costco. They are white meat and very juicy and flavorful, so they are my go-to favorite for burgers. BUT, for Gyro's, I keep the Jennie-O variety on hand in the freezer.

Ahhhh....now enter my delightful GYRO:

Are you drooling? I am...just thinking about how good they taste makes me salivate. And I can SMELL them, too. Yum.

Okay, Okay...I won't make you wait any longer for the recipe.

Go and get it for yourself HERE.

Let me know what you think when you try it out. I think you'll be amazed how authentic it tastes!

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