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Slow-Cooker Shredded Turkey Gyros

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  • 20 min prep time
  • 9 hr 20 min total time
  • 13 ingredients
  • 6 servings
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From the creamy yogurt dressing to the cool cucumber chunks and sprinkle of dill, these gyros with slow-cooked turkey get gold stars all around.

Ingredients

2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
6
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1 1/2
lb turkey thighs, skin removed
1
medium red onion, halved, sliced (1 cup)
1
cup plain yogurt
1
teaspoon dried dill weed
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped (about 1 teaspoon)
1/2
small cucumber, unpeeled, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
6
pita fold breads (without pocket)
3/4
cup chopped tomatoes

Steps

  • 1 Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix butter, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt, the oregano and pepper sauce. Rub mixture onto turkey thighs.
  • 2 Place onion in slow cooker; top with turkey thighs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until turkey pulls apart easily with fork. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, dill, garlic, cucumber and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 3 Remove turkey from slow cooker; remove from bones. Shred turkey; stir into mixture remaining in slow cooker. Using slotted spoon, divide meat and onion mixture among 6 pita folds. Top with yogurt sauce; pass additional sauce at table.
  • 1 Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix butter, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt, the oregano and pepper sauce. Rub mixture onto turkey thighs.
  • 2 Place onion in slow cooker; top with turkey thighs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until turkey pulls apart easily with fork. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, dill, garlic, cucumber and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • 3 Remove turkey from slow cooker; remove from bones. Shred turkey; stir into mixture remaining in slow cooker. Using slotted spoon, divide meat and onion mixture among 6 pita folds. Top with yogurt sauce; pass additional sauce at table.

Expert Tips

To save even more money on this budget-conscious recipe, substitute hamburger buns, usually value priced, for the pita folds.

To save calories, use non-fat yogurt.

Top with fresh tomatoes from your garden.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
320
Calories from Fat
80
% Daily Value
Total Fat
9g
13%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
Cholesterol
100mg
34%
Sodium
780mg
32%
Total Carbohydrate
32g
11%
Dietary Fiber
1g
7%
Sugars
4g
4%
Protein
29g
29%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
4%
4%
Calcium
15%
15%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 0 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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