Turkey Meatball Gyros

Makes 4 servings

1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs

1 egg

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon pepper

1 pound lean ground turkey

3/4 cup (6 ounces) reduced-fat plain yogurt

1/2 cup finely chopped peeled cucumber

2 tablespoons finely chopped onion

11/2 teaspoons lemon juice

8 whole wheat pita pocket halves

2 cups shredded lettuce

1 cup chopped tomatoes

In a large bowl, combine the bread crumbs, egg and seasonings. Crumble turkey over mixture and mix well. Shape into 16 balls.

Place meatballs on a rack coated with cooking spray in a shallow baking pan. Bake uncovered at 400 F for 15 to 20 minutes, or until no longer pink.

Meanwhile, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, onions, and lemon juice. Line pitas with lettuce and tomatoes; add the meatballs and drizzle with the yogurt sauce.

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