I had the odd epiphany that should make medicated Gyro meat (when I was stoned the other day), so I thought, how can I turn it into a little appetizer that would be cute and fun? We're making cups out of meat!
1 lb 85/15 ground lamb
1 lb 85/15 ground beef
In food processor or bowl with hand-mixer, combine both meats to a pasty consistency.
Add in the following:
2 tbsp medicated oil
1 tbsp ground Marjoram
2 tbsp ground cumin
2 tbsp ground rosemary
4 tbsp crushed garlic
2 tbsp salt
1 1/2 tbsp black pepper
4 large pinches chopped cilantro
1/4 oz thyme leaves stripped from stem
1 small onion, finely-chopped
Again mix in to the pasty consistency. Your choice of strength/potency, but 1000mg is probably sufficient. Adjust to smaller amount of thyme if using dry ingredient.
Cover and let sit for an hour in fridge to let flavors set in. Set oven to 325°. Turn over a mini muffin tin (this makes 24 cups at 3 scoops per bowl). Press and form the meat carefully around each. In center rack, set another overturned pan or tin to the right. Place the loaded pan just off to left so it lays on an angle downward to allow draining. Place another pan below to catch drippings. Bake for 30 min and let sit for 15 in the closed oven.
Remove let cool, then fill with toppings:
Goat cheese crumbles
Cut pita bread into 3/4" to 1" squares. I filled each with hummus, pita square, half circle of cucumber, strip of cherry tomato and some goat cheese. Serve w tzatziki sauce on side.
At 1000 mg you'd get around 40mg each. For appetizers, you could cut that down to 500mg, for 20mg each. They're delicious!Continue Reading