Scyros (Pita Sandwich)

Scyros (Pita Sandwich)

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"A quick and easy pita sandwich recipe inspired by Greek gyros. A tasty alternative to burgers."

Ingredients 1 h 10 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 420 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 420 kcal
  • 21%
  • Fat:
  • 17.9 g
  • 28%
  • Carbs:
  • 40.7g
  • 13%
  • Protein:
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 58 mg
  • 19%
  • Sodium:
  • 411 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Strain the yogurt in a yogurt strainer or coffee filter for 15 minutes. Mince the cucumber, and place into a mesh strainer to drain for 15 minutes. Squeeze any excess liquid from the cucumber, then place into a small mixing bowl. Stir in the yogurt and dill. Cover, and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Heat the olive oil in a skillet over medium heat; stir in the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 5 minutes. Set aside about 1/4 of the onion slices to use on the sandwiches, and add the remaining onion to the skillet; cook until soft, about 5 minutes more. Add the ground beef and oregano, and cook until the meat is no longer pink and is beginning to brown. Increase heat to medium-high, drain any grease from the beef, then stir in the celery, spinach, and mushrooms. Cook and stir until the celery has softened and the meat has nicely browned, about 5 minutes more.
  3. To assemble the Scyros, divide the meat among the warmed pitas. Top each sandwich with some onion slices, banana pepper rings, and tomato wedges. Dollop with the Scottziki sauce to serve.
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I didn't think this would really taste like gyros like other review, but to my surprise it really did! Family loved it and requested it for a weekly dinner. Instead of celery I used 1 tbsp of celery seed, omitted mushrooms. I also added salt to sauce, and used Cavendar's greek seasoning liberally to meat. Great recipe!!


This was very good! I don't think it tasted like a traditional gyro, but it was tasty. I did have to add some salt and pepper to the meat mixture. I omitted the celery, but did use the optional mushroons, which I thought were great in this. I actually think it could've used a little more spice, like it was missing something, but I can't put my finger on it. The Scottziki sauce was a little bland, but I ended up adding some salt, pepper, garlic powder and a little sour cream to fix that. All in all we enjoyed it and I will be making these again! Thanks for sharing. :)


My family and I loved this recipe. It tastes very close to the original gyro. We didn't have red peppers, dill weed, or yogurt on hand and it was still great. I think it will be even better when we make it again with all the ingredients. I used sour cream instead of yogurt, added the cucumber and seasoned it with a little garlic salt. So, even if your short on ingredients you can still make it.