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Don Mauer's Grilled Gyros Sandwiches

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1 pound ground lamb (the leaner, the better)

1 pound 93 percent lean ground beef

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2 cups fresh bread crumbs (from about 3 slices)

6 tablespoons minced fresh parsley leaves

1 large egg, lightly beaten

1 large egg white, lightly beaten

2 medium-large garlic cloves, pressed through a garlic press

2 teaspoons ground cumin

2 teaspoons salt

1 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste

8 whole-grain hot dog buns

Break ground lamb and beef up into tablespoon-size pieces, adding to a large mixing bowl as you go. Add the bread crumbs, parsley, egg and egg white, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper and using a fork or clean hands, combine the mixture well.

When combined, divide into eight equal portions and form into sausage shapes slightly longer than the bun length. Grill or broil until nicely browned on all sides and the center of each sausage reaches 160-degrees.

Smear 2 tablespoons tzatziki sauce (see below) on inside of each bun, place one sausage in each bun and serve immediately.

Serves eight.

Nutrition values per serving (without sauce): 318 calories (29.7 percent from fat), 10.5 g fat (3.4 g saturated fat), 27.5 g carbohydrates, 3.3 g fiber, 28.9 g protein, 80 mg cholesterol, 911 mg sodium.

SaltSense: Omitting the added salt reduces the sodium per serving to 330 milligrams.

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