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Grilled Venison Gyros with Greek Tzatziki Sauce

These Greek-inspired gyros use venison instead of traditional lamb for a tasty twist. Marinate the meat overnight for the best flavor.
Cook Time10 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1689kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 TB extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 TB fresh lemon juice
  • 1 TB granulated garlic
  • 1 TB kosher salt
  • 1 TB dried oregano
  • 2 tsp dried rosemary
  • ½ tsp black pepper
  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper
  • 1 lb venison tenderloin cubed

Tzatziki

  • 1/2 cup nonfat plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cup peeled seeded cucumber, grated
  • ½ cup seeded diced plum tomato
  • 1/4 cup minced red onion
  • 1 TB fresh lemon juice
  • ½ tsp minced garlic
  • ½ tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp dried dill weed
  • pinch cayenne pepper

Remaining Gyro

  • 4 whole wheat pitas cut in half width wise
  • 2 cups shredded romaine lettuce

Instructions

  • For venison, whisk together all ingredients, pour over venison cubes, and marinade 6 hours or overnight. Thread cubes evenly across 4 large skewers. Preheat a grill or grill pan to medium-high and grill venison for 3-5 minutes per side until browned but still pink in the center.
  • For tzatziki sauce, whisk together all ingredients and reserve. Can be made up to 3 days ahead.
  • To assemble gyros, layer ½ cup romaine on top of each wrap, remove meat from skewer and place on top, spoon sauce over top and roll up.

Nutrition

Calories: 1689kcal | Carbohydrates: 151g | Protein: 173g | Fat: 46g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 363mg | Sodium: 9616mg | Potassium: 3013mg | Fiber: 24g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 176.8% | Vitamin C: 45.9% | Calcium: 34.9% | Iron: 170.6%

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