Main Dishes

Pocket gyros with Tzatziki

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I love gyros but where I live it is hard to find a good one. This recipe lets me make them at home and they are quite tasty.

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1 1/2 pound lean ground beef
1 1/2 teaspoons onion powder
2 large cloves garlic, finely minced
1/4 cup chopped fresh oregano
1 tablespoon fresh thyme sprigs, crushed
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper
8 6-inch pita rounds in half
3 medium tomatoes, chopped
1 large onion, sliced thin

Tzatziki sauce:
1 cup plain yogurt
1/4 cup chopped cucumber
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1 clove garlic, minced
2 teaspoons olive oil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
Combine ground beef, onion powder, garlic, oregano, thyme, salt and pepper in a large bowl, stir well. Shape meat mixture into a loaf and place in a 9x5 inch loaf pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 1 1/2 hours. Remove from pan and let cool. Slice meat into 1/4 inch slices. Fry in pan to warm slices. Fill pita bread round halves with meat slices. Top with chopped tomato, sliced onion and tzatziki sauce. Tzatziki sauce: Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl, stir well. Cover and chill well.
Nutritions

Calories
619

Sodium
484mg
20% DV

Fat
44g
67% DV

Protein
29g
58% DV

Carbs
19g
6% DV

Fiber
4g
19% DV

A pot of homemade Chicken and Rice Soup is a cozy farmhouse favorite! Made from scratch with tender chicken breasts, fresh vegetables and white rice, it's a nourishing meal that will warm you from the inside out. Add biscuits, dinner rolls, or a crusty loaf of bread to complete the satisfying, easy dinner on a chilly day.

2 bone in skin on chicken breasts
1 T canola oil
1/2 c finely diced onion
1/2 c finely diced celery
1/2 c finely diced carrots
1 clove minced garlic
1 bay leaf
2 t minced fresh thyme
2 t minced fresh rosemary
8 c chicken stock
4 c cooked white rice
2 T chopped fresh parsley
1 T fresh lemon juice
12 cups
  • Pat chicken dry with paper towels and season with salt and pepper on all sides.
  • Heat oil in a large Dutch oven or soup pot over medium-high heat until shimmering. Add the chicken and cook...
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Nutritions

Calories
7467

Sodium
8299mg
345% DV

Fat
81g
125% DV

Protein
269g
538% DV

Carbs
1348g
458% DV

Fiber
59g
238% DV

Tuna Noodle Casserole

580

Family friendly Tuna Noodle Casserole made with a simple cheddar cheese sauce and crunchy buttery Parmesan panko breadcrumbs,

Tuna Casserole:
8 ounces wide egg noodles
5 tablespoons butter (unsalted)
5 tablespoons flour
2 1/2 cups milk (2%)
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper
1 teaspoon dried parsley
1 cup shredded sharp cheddar
1 cup shredded white cheddar
2 pouches tuna in water
1 cup frozen baby peas
Crumb Topping:
1/2 cup panko breadcrumbs
2 tablespoons butter melted
2 tablespoons grated Parmesan
1/2 teaspoon dried parsley
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Nutritions

Calories
517

Sodium
605mg
25% DV

Fat
30g
46% DV

Protein
20g
41% DV

Carbs
38g
13% DV

Fiber
4g
18% DV
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