I hadn't had a Yeeros since before I left Australia almost 6 years ago. I didn't even have one when I went back for a visit in 2009. They are readily available here in the US, although they are a bit different. The pita bread is small and fairly thick in contrast to what I'm used to...12" (30cm) or so and 1-2mm thick, so much meat you can't taste anything else and you need a knife and fork to eat it.
So, after scouring various sources for recipes, I'm able to make my own.
The basic ingredients are pita bread, tzatziki (cucumber yogurt dip), yeeros meat, shredded lettuce, tomato, onion, tabouleh and chilli sauce or hummus.
First off, I didn't make the yeeros meat, as I can actually buy it at the local supermarket cheaper than I can make it. But, here is the recipe if you want to try it yourself.
1/2 cup very finely chopped (or shredded) onion
2 teaspoons fresh minced garlic
3/4 teaspoon salt (preferably sea salt)
1/2 teaspoon dried ground marjoram
1/2 teaspoon dried ground rosemary
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
Next, make your tabouleh. I've always been scared of making tabouleh but found out is so simple to do and really does taste good.
Just a note on the burghul. Burghul is a form of cracked wheat. It should be readily available at any health food store.
Next make your Tzatziki. Tzatziki is a dip made with Greek yogurt, cucumber and garlic. I'm not a fan of Greek yogurt or any other yogurt for that matter, but I like this. (How wog am I?)
Now is time for a confession. I tried twice today to make Pita bread and failed miserably. I initially followed the recipe I had, but it called for so much water compared to flour that what I ended up with wasn't a dough...it was more like soup!
I cut the water down on the second attempt but the "dough" was still too sticky and I couldn't get it to the size I wanted. So, a quick run down the road to the local Middle Eastern Market (lucky huh!), I had a bag of pita bread for $1.89. Yeah, I know, I should have just done that in the first place, cause it is cheaper than making it. (That's one of many culinary failures and no doubt, not the last.)
Here's the recipe for the pita if you want to have a bash yourself. It's up to you, but I'll be buying mine from now on.
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 Tablespoon sugar
2 teaspoons yeast
1 cup water, roughly at room temperature
2 tablespoons olive oil
When you've got the ingredients ready to go (remember to let the Tzatziki rest for at least an hour) it's time to get making this fine delicacy.
First, you need to heat up your yeeros meat. It should be sliced very thin, so just tear it into reasonable size pieces, pile it into a large frying pan and warm/cook it through. It doesn't matter if a few bits get crispy. Drain it on paper towel as lamb is greasy and there will be a lot grease left in the pan.
Next just assemble, pita bread then tzatziki. You could put hummus in pace of the tzatziki.
Next, put on your yeeros meat and if you want it, chilli sauce. (I doctored up some Heinz chilli sauce by putting hot sauce in it, still not as good as Masterfoods chilli sauce from back home)
Throw on your tomato, onion, lettuce and tabouleh.
Roll it up, wrap it up and tuck in!