Paleo Gyros

Paleo Gyros
Recipe type: Main
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Serves: 3- 4
Paleo-izing this traditional Greek dish is a snap by omitting the dairy and the pita, but focusing on the same flavor profile.
  • 2 pounds ground lamb or chicken (grind it yourself if possible)
  • 1 small yellow onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig fresh rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon dried marjoram
  • 1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 4 fresh mint leaves
  • 4 large cabbage leaves (or Butter Lettuce or Bibb Lettuce or Kale)
  • 1 small tomato, chopped
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  1. Saute meat in cast iron skillet over medium until done.
  2. Remove from skillet and set aside.
  3. Add onion and saute five minutes.
  4. Add garlic and saute one minute longer.
  5. Add rosemary and and marjoram.
  6. Turn off heat, cover and let set a few minutes.
  7. Place meat back in skillet and stir.
  8. Meanwhile, combine cucumber, garlic, oil, lemon juice and mint in mini prep food processor and whiz to combine.
  9. Serve meat in cabbage leaves, topped with cucumber mixture, chopped tomatoes and pepper, to taste.