Beef Gyros

Main Courses > Beef

3/4 lb. ground beef
3/4 lb. ground lamb
2 1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. dried basil leaves
1/2 tsp. dried oregano leaves
1/2 tsp. pepper
1 cucumber
1 3/4 c. sliced onions
1/4 c. water
1 c. yogurt
1/3 c. vinegar
1/4 c. chopped parsley
2 lg. tomatoes
8 round hard rolls (5 inch)

Brown ground beef and lamb along with 1 1/2 tsp. salt, basil, oregano and pepper. Break up meat with a fork as it cooks. Keep warm. Wash cucumber, score rind with a fork, then slice thinly. In a medium saucepan combine cucumber and onion slices with water. Bring to a boil, cover and simmer 10 minutes or until soft. Drain and place in a bowl. Add yogurt, vinegar, parsley and remaining 1 tsp. salt. Mix until vegetables are evenly coated. Cut each tomato into 4 thick slices. To assemble sandwiches: Split each roll halfway through, then cut across top to remove half of top. Press soft insides to make room for filling. Make a layer of meat mixture, cover with a tomato slice, then top with cucumber mixture. To serve, replace top crust halves. Serves 8. Mixture is equally good served in pita bread.