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Venison Meatball Gyros

If you know me at all...or even just follow me on Instagram ;) you know I LOVE GYROS. They are my favorite food. You also probably know that my husband is a major hunter and got me into it as well. So what do you do when you have a freeze stocked with venison? Make venison meatballs for gyros of course!


You're going to LOVE this recipe.


Venison Meatball Gyros


Ingredients

4 naan flatbreads (I love Stonefire brand)

1 tomato, chopped

1/2 cucumber, chopped

1/2 cup feta cheese

1/2 red onion, chopped


MEATBALLS (adapted from www.recipetineats.com)

1 red onion, grated

1 lb. ground venison (or beef)

1-2 Tbsp. garlic, minces

3/4 cup breadcrumbs

1 large egg

2-3 Tbsp. parsley, chopped

1/2 tsp. oregano (dried)

1 Tbsp. olive oil

1/2 tsp. salt

Pepper, to taste


TZATZIKI SAUCE

1 cup plain greek yogurt

1/4 cup cucumber, chopped - small

1/2 tsp dill weed (dried)

2 tsp. lemon juice

1 tsp garlic salt


Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.

  2. Chop the onion and add to a large bowl, add in the rest of the meatball ingredients. Mix well until the mixture is well combined.

  3. Measure out heaped tablespoons and place onto a baking sheet.

  4. Bake for 20 minutes or until browned.

  5. While meatballs are baking, make tzatziki sauce by placing all the tzatziki sauce ingredients into a bowl and mixing together until well combined.

  6. When meat balls are done, take them out to start cooling.

  7. Spread tzatziki sauce onto a piece of naan flatbread, add meatballs, top with chopped tomato, cucumber, onion and feta.

  8. Enjoy!


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