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Beef & Spinach Gyros

A gyro typically is made of meat, often lamb, roasted on a spit and served sandwich-style in folded pita bread. It's topped with tomato, onion and a Greek-style yogurt. Tradition takes a slight twist with the use of ground beef, spinach and ripe olives. Opa! —Mary Johnson, Coloma, Wisconsin
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 25 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 6 green onions, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 teaspoons lemon-pepper seasoning, divided
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 cup fat-free plain yogurt
  • 1/2 cup reduced-fat mayonnaise
  • 6 pita breads (6 inches), halved
  • 12 lettuce leaves
  • 1 cup crumbled feta cheese

Directions

  • In a large skillet, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink. Add the spinach, onions, olives and 1 teaspoon lemon pepper; heat through. Stir in tomato; set aside.
  • In a small bowl, combine the yogurt, mayonnaise and remaining lemon pepper. Line pita halves with lettuce; fill with beef mixture and feta cheese. Serve with yogurt sauce.
Nutrition Facts
2 filled pita halves with 1/4 cup sauce: 453 calories, 18g fat (6g saturated fat), 65mg cholesterol, 1027mg sodium, 45g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 28g protein.

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