You might be wondering why this gyro recipe is "no-bake". It's because I used deli roast beef inside the gyro pocket. I was too lazy to put my oven on and my A/C in the kitchen is broken.
Most of you have never heard of a no-bake gyro. Technically, most cold cut sandwiches are no-bake and so are those Jello dessert kits that let you make cheesecake without baking. This is probably easier to make than meatloaf, considering all you do is make some sauce, cut some tomatoes, and stuff everything else into the pita pocket.
Because of the simplicity of this recipe, the video is a bit under 2 and a half minutes, but this might be a good thing considering us humans now have a shorter attention span than a goldfish.
Surprisingly, the last time I ordered anything from the deli counter was six years ago when my mom was around. I still remember my mom waiting in line at the supermarket and me roaming around the two or three aisles closest to the deli department. I even remember my mom using cookie cutters to shape bologna so I would eat protein at school when I was 7 and I still had baby teeth!
This was when those self-serve kiosks weren't around. You know, the machines nowadays at the deli department where in lieu of waiting in line, you place your order into the self-serve kiosks using a touchscreen and after placing the order, you get a number. Then you are free to go grocery shopping as you please until your number is called over the loudspeakers.
You don't even have to interact with the deli workers either. Your order is in a bin with your number on it. Although sometimes I wonder if any random person could just steal a random order from the bin...
This may sound mundane but I thought it was the coolest thing ever. My dad, on the other hand, prefers to wait in line for 20 minutes just to place his order. I guess he likes queuing up.
Anyways, here's the recipe.
You will need:
1-2 tomatoes for 6 pita pockets
Pita pockets(depending on how many sandwiches you want to make)
Romaine lettuce(the amount is up to you)
2-3 tbsp. of feta cheese per pita pocket
3-4 slices of deli roast beef per pita pocket
2-3 tbsp. of tzatziki sauce per pita pocket
1. Cut the tomato into 6-8 slices. Set aside.
2. Open your pita pocket and fill it up with the cut tomatoes and the rest of the ingredients.
3. Repeat x number of times(x being how many sandwiches you want to make; what can I say, I'm an algebra nerd. I got my dad's gift for math. I can do long division in my head as I'm driving! My sister on the other hand...)
4. Bon appetit!