We have two Beagles. Yep. Hounds. Their entire existence revolves around food. They can (and do) finish off a bowl of kibble within seconds.
I’ll admit, that they’ve slowed down a bit, now in their 12th year – not quite as quick when a grape falls to the floor. But there are certain items that lights a fire under them. A fight to the death!
Cheese, almonds, popcorn, and beef.
If I ever gave them a bowl containing these four items, all together, the drool that would immediate follow could fill up a well.
Same thing happens when I make these Gyros. They are immediately at my feet. Different than taco meat, meatballs, hamburger patties…something about these Gyros.
Ebi, looking up at me with those eyes that say, “Pretty please. Just this once. I won’t tell Dad. Swear.”
Or Ginger, “I just know something’s going to fall. I just know it. Today’s the day. I’d sooner get stepped on than move.”
Maintaining their girlish figures is no small feat. With sweet faces like those, I want to give them everything. But I don’t…which is why they’re going to live
for another 10 years forever.
This is an imitation Gyro, made with sirloin instead of the traditional lamb, and the seasoning is a Greek mix that you can buy at any market. The sauce is an authentic yogurt mixture.
They are simple, quick, and incredibly tasty. I make them often for lunch. No
dog human can resist them.
Prep time: 20 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
• 1/2 cup plain yogurt
• 1/4 cup chopped cucumber
• 1 tablespoon chopped onion
• 1/2 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 1 pound sirloin, cut into thin one-inch strips
• 2 teaspoons Greek seasoning
• 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
• 6 soft pita breads, warmed
• 1 cup cherry tomatoes, quartered
• 1 large cucumber, julienned
• Lettuce leaves (optional)
For the sauce, combine yogurt, chopped cucumber, onion, mint, and salt in a medium bowl. Set aside.
Toss sirloin with the Greek seasoning. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add sirloin and cook, stirring, about 3 minutes or until cooked through.
Divide sirloin strips among the warmed pitas. Top with tomato, cucumber, and lettuce (if using.) Drizzle the sauce over the top. Serve immediately.