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One of the tips for saving money at the grocery store that I hear most often (because it’s a great tip) is to buy what is on sale.
Most of the time, that means buying what’s advertised on the front and back of the weekly sales flier. Sometimes, though, you come across an unexpected markdown. I once found Beef Roasts that had been mis-marked at $.06 per pound, and the store honored the price. I bought 8. (I wanted to buy them all, but didn’t want to look greedy).
This recipe for Gyros is easy to customize with whatever kind of meat you have in your freezer or find on sale. I’ve made them with both chicken breasts and pork chops and they have turned out equally delicious. I’ll bet they would be yummy with beef, too.
It makes for a great make ahead, also. Just mix up the marinade ingredients and pour over your meat of choice in a Ziploc bag and freeze. I love having things in the freezer ready to go, don’t you? (Check out my freezer recipe for Texas Toast, it’s buttery and delicious). A stash in the freezer can make dinner prep so quick on those busy nights!
In the summer, I like to grill the chicken breasts or chops whole and then slice them up to serve. But just as often, I slice the meat raw and throw it into my big cast iron skillet to cook up inside.
I like to serve them with kettle potato chips and fruit.
They’re even fantastic meatless! Take a look at my lunch the next day – – Yum!
Aside from making more gyros with the leftovers… the tzatziki is outstanding as a dip for veggies, chips, or torn pieces of leftover pita bread.
I usually up the garlic in this recipe. If you do the same, it’s my advice to eat these with people who already love you…garlic breath and all.
This recipe is so easy and versatile, I know you’re going to love it as much as we do!
Recipe adapted from this one at Annie’s Eats