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If you love gyros, give these easy sandwiches a try. Compared to chops, this slow-cooked roast is a budget-friendly way to enjoy lamb.

Source: Midwest Living

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Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
slow-cook:
8 hrs
total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1/2 pita round, about 1/2 cup meat mixture, 1 tablespoon sauce, and 1 tablespoon tomato per serving
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place onion in a 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Trim fat from roast. In a small bowl combine lemon-pepper seasoning and dry mustard. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the roast; rub in lightly with your fingers. Place roast in cooker. In a small bowl combine broth, lemon zest, lemon juice, rosemary and garlic. Pour over all in cooker.

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  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

  • Remove meat from cooker. Using two forks, shred meat; discard fat. Place meat in a medium bowl. Using a slotted spoon, remove onion from cooker and stir into meat mixture. Discard cooking liquid in cooker.

  • To serve, open pita bread halves to form pockets. Place a lettuce leaf in each pita half. Spoon meat into pita halves. Top meat with Yogurt Sauce and chopped tomato.

For Easy Cleanup:

Line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, remove food from your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition Facts

293 calories; fat 7g; cholesterol 76mg; saturated fat 2g; carbohydrates 28g; mono fat 3g; poly fat 1g; insoluble fiber 4g; sugars 3g; protein 29g; vitamin a 1846.4IU; vitamin c 8.9mg; thiamin 0.3mg; riboflavin 0.4mg; niacin equivalents 8.7mg; vitamin b6 0.4mg; folate 60.5mcg; vitamin b12 3.3mcg; sodium 515mg; potassium 554mg; calcium 60.6mg; iron 3.8mg.
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