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Grilled Venison Gyros with Greek Tzatziki Sauce
Cook Time
10 mins
 
These Greek-inspired gyros use venison instead of traditional lamb for a tasty twist. Marinate the meat overnight for the best flavor.
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 1689 kcal
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
  1. 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.
  2. For tzatziki sauce, whisk together all ingredients and reserve. Can be made up to 3 days ahead.

  3. 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 Facts
Grilled Venison Gyros with Greek Tzatziki Sauce
Amount Per Serving
Calories 1689 Calories from Fat 414
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 46g 71%
Saturated Fat 9g 45%
Cholesterol 363mg 121%
Sodium 9616mg 401%
Potassium 3013mg 86%
Total Carbohydrates 151g 50%
Dietary Fiber 24g 96%
Sugars 11g
Protein 173g 346%
Vitamin A 176.8%
Vitamin C 45.9%
Calcium 34.9%
Iron 170.6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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