Slow-Cooker Shredded Turkey Gyros

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.

  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 9 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 13
  • servings 6

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
  • 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.
  • Nutrition Information

    NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

    Serving Size: 1 Serving
    Calories
    320
    (
    Calories from Fat
    80),
    % Daily Value
    Total Fat
    9g
    9%
    (Saturated Fat
    4g,
    4%
    Trans Fat
    0g
    0%
    ),
    Cholesterol
    100mg
    100%;
    Sodium
    780mg
    780%;
    Total Carbohydrate
    32g
    32%
    (Dietary Fiber
    1g
    1%
      Sugars
    4g
    4%
    ),
    Protein
    29g
    29%
    ;
    % Daily Value*:
    Vitamin A
    4%;
    Vitamin C
    4%;
    Calcium
    15%;
    Iron
    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 Choices:
    2
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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