Ground Elk Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce

Susie Jimenez loves Indian fusion cooking, so she created this elk pita recipe with homemade Tzatziki sauce (just like a Gyro). Top it with a lot of cabbage and you have a hearty meal. Susie layered her pita with sauce, then elk, sauce so the flavors all marry together with every bite.

Ground Elk Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce

Ground Elk Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce

Ingredients

  • For the Elk:
  • 2 lbs ground elk
  • 1 teaspoon each: cumin, coriander, turmeric, paprika, salt, chili powder
  • 1/4 cup yellow onions, finely diced
  • 2 garlic cloves, chopped
  • 3 tablespoon olive oil
  • For the Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 1 cup fage yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/8 cup finely chopped cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon fennel seed
  • Mix with 2 tablespoons lemon juice and a touch of salt.

Instructions

  1. Make the Tzatziki sauce and let it sit in the fridge to marinate while you cook the elk.
  2. For the elk, place oil in skillet, sauté onions and garlic for 3 minutes over high heat.
  3. Add meat and spices and cook over medium heat for 10 minutes.
  4. Assemble pitas by placing some Tzatziki sauce on the bottom of the pita, then a generous helping of the ground elk, top with more sauce and a handful of shredded cabbage. Enjoy!