Grilled Turkey Gyros
Recipe from Diabetic Living


Grilled Turkey Gyros

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Servings: 4
Serving size: 1  gyro with 3 turkey patties
Prep Time: 25 mins
Related Categories: Grilling
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Ingredients
  • 12   ounces 
    uncooked ground turkey breast
  • 1/4  cup 
    finely chopped onion
  • 1   
    egg, lightly beaten
  • 1   tablespoon 
    fine dry bread crumbs
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1   teaspoon 
    ground coriander
  • 1/2  teaspoon 
    ground cumin
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    salt
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    ground black pepper
  • 1   tablespoon 
    olive oil
  • 4   
    whole-wheat pita bread rounds
  • 1   
    recipe Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce
  • 1   cup 
    thinly sliced cucumber
  • 1   cup 
    diced tomato
  • 2   tablespoons 
    snipped fresh Italian (flat-leaf) parsley
Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce
  • 1/3  cup 
    plain fat-free yogurt
  • 1/4  cup 
    shredded, seeded cucumber
  • 1   tablespoon 
    tahini (sesame seed paste)
  • 2   
    cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/8  teaspoon 
    salt

Directions
1.
For patties, in a large bowl, combine turkey breast, onion, egg, bread crumbs, garlic, coriander, cumin, salt, and pepper. Shape mixture into 12 patties, flattening each to about 1/2-inch thickness. Brush all sides of the patties with olive oil. Wrap pita bread rounds in foil.
2.
For a charcoal grill, grill patties and foil-wrapped pita bread on the greased rack of an uncovered grill directly over medium coals about 6 minutes or until an instant-read thermometer inserted into each patty registers 165 degrees F* and pitas are heated through, turning once halfway through grilling. (For a gas grill, preheat grill; reduce heat to medium. Place patties and foil-wrapped pita bread on grill rack directly over heat. Cover and grill as above.)
3.
Place three patties on each pita bread round. Top with cucumber slices, tomato, and parsley. Drizzle with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce. Fold pitas around fillings; secure with toothpicks. Makes 4 servings (1 gyro with 3 turkey patties per serving)
Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce
1.
In a small bowl combine yogurt, cucumber, tahini, garlic, and salt. Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes.

Tip
  • *Test Kitchen Tip: In a small bowl, combine 1/3 cup plain fat-free yogurt; 1/4 cup shredded, seeded cucumber; 1 tablespoon tahini (sesame seed paste); 2 cloves garlic, minced; and 1/8 teaspoon salt. Cover and chill for at least 20 minutes.The internal color of a burger is not a reliable doneness indicator. A chicken or turkey patty cooked to 165 degrees F is safe, regardless of color. To measure the doneness of a patty, insert an instant-read thermometer through the side to the center of the patty.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 332, Fat, total (g) 9, chol. (mg) 95, sat. fat (g) 1, carb. (g) 37, Monosaturated fat (g) 4, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 2, Trans fatty acid (g) 0, fiber (g) 6, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 31, vit. A (IU) 631.67, vit. C (mg) 11.22, Thiamin (mg) 0.33, Riboflavin (mg) 0.19, Niacin (mg) 2.37, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.14, Folate (g) 28.22, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0.3, sodium (mg) 560, Potassium (mg) 383, calcium (mg) 141.36, iron (mg) 2.52, Vegetables () 0.5, Starch () 2.5, Lean Meat () 3, Fat () 0.5, Carb Choice () 2.5, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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