Lamb Gyros With Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

Course : Greek
Serves: 4
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8 ounces plain yogurt
1/3 cup cucumber -- seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons onion -- finely chopped
1 clove garlic
1 teaspoon sugar
1 pound lean ground lamb
2 cloves garlic
1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano -- crushed
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 large tomato -- halved and thinly -- sliced
1 small onion -- thinly sliced
4 loaf pita breads -- halved and warmed

Preparation / Directions:

For sauce, combine all ingredients in medium bowl; mix well. Cover and refrigerate. For gyros, combine lamb and seasonings in a large bowl; mix gently to blend well. Shape into 2 oval 1/2-inch thick patties. Place patties on rack in broiler pan so surface of meat is 3-4 inches from heat. Broil 8-10 minutes or until no longer pink, turning once. Carve each patty into thin slices. Place equal amounts of lamb, tomato and onion in each pita half. Serve with yogurt sauce. Makes 4 servings.

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