So when my son asked “What’s for dinner?” I panicked as the realization that I hadn’t deforsted anything washed over me. I started scrambling through the fridge and freezer for what I could make at a moments notice. I remembered I had some Gyro meat and pita bread in the basement freezer so I started foraging in the kitchen to see if I had the veggies to go with a traditional Gyro wrap. I found yellow onions, instead of the usual red that Gyro wraps call for, no tomatoes but bell peppers, and no tzatziki nor the ingredients to make the yogurt/cucumber sauce.
I had to do some quick thinking and speedy preparation. While I cooked the veggies and meat I quickly whipped up 3 of BFF Kitchen’s Remoulade Sauces so we could do some taste testing. I wasn’t sure which one would go best with the flavor palate of the Gyro meat. We tried Blissful Babe, Smokin’ Babe, and Highheel Bourdon remoulades.
The result is Katie’s Smokin’ Gyro!
Katie’s Smokin’ Gyro Recipe
- 2-4 Tbsp olive oil
- 2 Tbsp butter
- 1 large yellow onion sliced
- 2 large bell peppers sliced, any color (my favorite are red, orange, yellow)
- Gyro meat, 4-5 slices per person (I find mine at Trader Joe’s)
- pita bread, 1 per person*
- Smokin’ Babe Remoulade
Melt 2 Tbsp olive oil and butter in a large pan over medium high heat. Add sliced onions. Saute 10-15 minutes until onions are lightly browned. Reduce heat to medium. Add bell peppers and additional oil if needed and saute until your desired doness, or another 10-15 minutes.
While the vegtables are cooking, use another pan to cook your Gyro meat in a single layer, usually 4-5 slices at a time. Keep meat warm in a covered dish.
Layer meat, veggies, and Smokin’ Babe Remoulade in your pita and dig-in.
* If you are skipping the bread this dish is just as delicious straight out of the bowl as pictured above.