Greek Lamb Patties

When we attend the local Cotton District Festival I always have to have a greek gyro (pronounced yeer-oh). Kirby thinks he needs a few bites as he sits watching me eat. He is a perfect gentle dog as he patiently waits without making a sound so of course I do save him a few tasty bites he greedily devours.

The main ingredients in a gyro are the meat wrapped in pita bread. In Greece the gyro is typically made using pork or chicken, and sometimes veal with a yogurt type sauce. In the United States gyros are more typically made using lamb or a combination of beef and lamb. This is my canine interpretation of those delicious Americanized Greek gyros.

Greek Lamb Patties

Greek Lamb Patties

My canine version of an Americanized Greek gyros.

Yields: 12 muffins
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Nutrition facts:
Calories 306, 92 Calories from fat
Total fat: 10.2g or 16% (3.7 saturated fat, 0.0 trans fat)

Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups lamb
  • 2 cups baby brown rice cereal
  • 1 cup cottage cheese*
  • 1/4 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 2/3 cup lamb broth**
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon Turmeric
  • 1/4 teaspoon ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground egg shell

Directions

  1. Cook lamb and shred. Place in large bowl.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and thoroughly mix.
  3. Fill muffin tins with meat mixture.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until lightly browned on edges.
  5. Let cool.

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These can easily be frozen for several months in ziplock bags for future individual servings.

*I braised some lamb cuts but you can substitute ground lamb.

** I used the broth from the braised lamb but you can substitute chicken or beef broth.