Ground Gyros Platter Deluxe


  • 1 package frozen spinach (10 ounces)
  • 1 sack waffle-cut frozen fries
  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • 2 tablespoons grill seasoning, (a couple of palmfuls)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin, divided
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder, (a palmful)
  • 1 tablespoon coriander, (a palmful)
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, (1/3 palmful)
  • 2-3 pinches ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup feta crumbles
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated
  • 1/4 cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 vine ripe tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • Hot pepper rings, sliced banana peppers, for sandwich garnish
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 cups chicken stock
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 8 pita breads


Pre-heat oven to 425°F.

Defrost spinach in microwave.

Place fries in oven on a baking sheet.

Place lamb in a bowl. Add grill seasoning, 2 teaspoons cumin, chili powder, coriander, oregano, cinnamon and feta crumbles. Wring the spinach dry in a kitchen towel and add to lamb. Mix the lamb and form a long 3-inch roll on a baking sheet. Coat lamb with EVOO and bake 20 minutes.

Place fries and lamb in oven and roast 20 minutes.

Mix yogurt, a grated clove of garlic, cucumber, the juice of 1 lemon and 1/2 teaspoon cumin. Slice and reserve the tomatoes, cucumbers and drain hot peppers, chop and reserve.

In a small sauce pot, melt butter over medium heat. Whisk in flour and cook 1 minute. Add Worcestershire sauce and whisk in stock. Season gravy with salt and pepper and reduce 5 minutes.

Soften pita over open gas flame or under broiler.

Slice lamb loaf into 1/4-inch slices. Spread yogurt on pitas and top with a 2 slices of lamb, tomatoes, cucumbers and hot peppers. Serve 2 pitas per person. Serve fries with gravy for dipping alongside.

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