Slow-Cooker Shredded Turkey Gyros

Slow-Cooker Shredded Turkey Gyros

From the creamy yogurt dressing to the cool cucumber chunks and sprinkle of dill, these gyros with slow-cooked turkey get gold stars all around.

Prep Time

20

Minutes

Total Time

9:20

Hrs:Mins

Makes

6

servings

2
tablespoons butter or margarine, softened
6
cloves garlic, finely chopped
1
teaspoon salt
1 1/2
teaspoons dried oregano leaves
1
teaspoon red pepper sauce
1 1/2
lb turkey thighs, skin removed
1
medium red onion, halved, sliced (1 cup)
1
cup plain yogurt
1
teaspoon dried dill weed
2
cloves garlic, finely chopped (about 1 teaspoon)
1/2
small cucumber, unpeeled, finely chopped (1/2 cup)
6
pita fold breads (without pocket)
3/4
cup chopped tomatoes
  1. Spray 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In small bowl, mix butter, garlic, 3/4 teaspoon of the salt, the oregano and pepper sauce. Rub mixture onto turkey thighs.
  2. Place onion in slow cooker; top with turkey thighs. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours or until turkey pulls apart easily with fork. Meanwhile, in medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, dill, garlic, cucumber and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt; cover and refrigerate until serving.
  3. Remove turkey from slow cooker; remove from bones. Shred turkey; stir into mixture remaining in slow cooker. Using slotted spoon, divide meat and onion mixture among 6 pita folds. Top with yogurt sauce; pass additional sauce at table.
Makes 6 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Tips
To save even more money on this budget-conscious recipe, substitute hamburger buns, usually value priced, for the pita folds.
To save calories, use non-fat yogurt.
Top with fresh tomatoes from your garden.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 320
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 100mg;
  • Sodium 780mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 32g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 29g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 0 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 3 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 0 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.