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Gyros - an Authentic Recipe for Making Them at Home image

Yes, you can make authentic gyros at home --> the texture and flavor of this meat is as good as you get in a good Greek restaurant, without the traditional rotating spit.. but this is just the recipe and technique for making the meat, for I'm assuming you know the drill on making the classic gyro sandwich - stuff the meat in a grilled pita with sliced tomatoes, onions and tzaziki sauce.. Enjoy!

Provided by steve in FL

Categories     < 4 Hours

Time 1h20m

Yield 10 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 8

1 lb ground beef
1 lb ground lamb (optional, you can use all ground beef if you're weirded out by lamb) (optional)
1/2 cup breadcrumbs
2 garlic cloves, finely minced
3 teaspoons oregano
2 teaspoons onion powder
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon pepper


  • Combine all ingredients in a bowl, and mix well.
  • Knead the mixture on the counter for 10 minutes - just like you're kneading bread. You may want to use a dough-scraper to help keep the counter clean. (I do). Pick that meat up and SLAM it into the counter, continuing to do so for the 10 minutes. This is key to getting the correct texture. I'm no Alton Brown, but I think the thing we're doing here is melting the fat so that we get a nice smooth texture in the end.
  • Form into a flat loaf - I like to put the meat onto a piece of wax paper, and flattening it into a 3" high slab rectangle. I cover it with another piece of wax and use a rolling pin to flatten it out, just make sure you straighten out the edges to form a rectangle so that when it comes time to slice, they are nice and even.
  • Bake the loaf on a broiler pan (or pan with raised edges, because it will leak grease!) at 350 for about an hour. Alternatively, you can grill it over coals, that's my favorite way, just be sure to turn often so as to distribute the juices.
  • Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing thin.


Traditional Gyros image

I absolutely love being able to make my own gyros at home! You have to try them!

Provided by BetterCookingForSingleFathers

Categories     World Cuisine Recipes     European     Greek

Time 3h15m

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 19

1 small onion, cut into chunks
1 pound ground lamb
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon dried thyme
1 teaspoon dried rosemary
1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon sea salt
boiling water as needed
12 tablespoons hummus
12 pita bread rounds
1 small head lettuce, shredded
1 large tomato, sliced
1 large red onion, sliced
6 ounces crumbled feta cheese
24 tablespoons tzatziki sauce


  • Place onion in a food processor and blend until finely chopped. Transfer onion to a piece of cheese cloth and squeeze out the liquid. Place onion in a large bowl.
  • Mix lamb, beef, garlic, oregano, cumin, marjoram, thyme, rosemary, black pepper, and salt with the onion using your hands until well mixed. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and refrigerate until flavors blend, about 2 hours.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Place meat mixture in a food processor and pulse until finely chopped and tacky, about 1 minute. Pack meat mixture into a 7x4-inch loaf pan, ensuring there are no air pockets. Place loaf pan into a roasting pan and pour enough boiling water around the loaf pan to reach halfway up the sides.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, 45 to 60 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 165 degrees F (74 degrees C). Pour off any accumulated fat and cool slightly.
  • Thinly slice the gyro meat mixture.
  • Spread 1 tablespoon hummus onto each pita bread; top each with gyro meat mixture, lettuce, tomato, red onion, feta cheese, and tzatziki sauce.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 424.8 calories, Carbohydrate 42.8 g, Cholesterol 60.6 mg, Fat 40.8 g, Fiber 3 g, Protein 22.4 g, SaturatedFat 6.7 g, Sodium 620 mg, Sugar 4.1 g


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Make your own gyros meat to serve on pita bread or over basmati rice with lettuce, onions, tomatoes, tzatziki sauce, and feta.

Provided by Lan Sutton

Categories     Meat and Poultry Recipes     Lamb     Ground

Time 1h35m

Yield 8

Number Of Ingredients 8

¼ cup chopped red onion
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried marjoram
1 tablespoon ground dried rosemary
2 teaspoons kosher salt
½ teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1 pound 93%-lean ground beef
1 pound ground lamb


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  • Process red onion in a food processor until finely minced. Scoop onion into a piece of cheesecloth and squeeze as much moisture from the onion as possible. Return onion to food processor; add garlic and process until the garlic is well integrated. Blend marjoram, rosemary, kosher salt, and black pepper into the onion mixture.
  • Gradually blend ground beef and ground lamb with the onion and seasoning mixture by alternately adding small amounts of each meat to the mixture and processing until well incorporated before adding the next batch.
  • Firmly pack the meat mixture into a loaf pan, assuring no air pockets are trapped in the meat.
  • Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 75 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 175 degrees F (80 degrees C). Drain grease and slice thinly to serve.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 223.8 calories, Carbohydrate 1.3 g, Cholesterol 79.8 mg, Fat 14 g, Fiber 0.4 g, Protein 21.7 g, SaturatedFat 5.7 g, Sodium 537.5 mg, Sugar 0.2 g


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Follow Alton Brown's Food Network recipe to make Gyro Meat with Tzatziki Sauce at home; the creamy cucumber-yogurt sauce goes perfectly with ground lamb.

Provided by Alton Brown

Categories     main-dish

Time 3h45m

Yield 6 to 8 servings

Number Of Ingredients 15

1 medium onion, finely chopped or shredded
2 pounds ground lamb
1 tablespoon finely minced garlic
1 tablespoon dried marjoram
1 tablespoon dried ground rosemary
2 teaspoons kosher salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
Tzatziki Sauce, recipe follows
16 ounces plain yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
Pinch kosher salt
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
5 to 6 mint leaves, finely minced


  • Process the onion in a food processor for 10 to 15 seconds and turn out into the center of a tea towel. Gather up the ends of the towel and squeeze until almost all of the juice is removed. Discard juice.
  • Return the onion to the food processor and add the lamb, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, salt, and pepper and process until it is a fine paste, approximately 1 minute. Stop the processor as needed to scrape down sides of bowl.
  • To cook in the oven as a meatloaf, proceed as follows:
  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F.
  • Place the mixture into a loaf pan, making sure to press into the sides of the pan. Place the loaf pan into a water bath and bake for 60 to 75 minutes or until the mixture reaches 165 to 170 degrees F. Remove from the oven and drain off any fat. Place the loaf pan on a cooling rack and place a brick wrapped in aluminum foil directly on the surface of the meat and allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 175 degrees F. Slice and serve on pita bread with tzatziki sauce, chopped onion, tomatoes and feta cheese.
  • To cook on a rotisserie, proceed as follows:
  • Form the meat mixture into a loaf shape and place on top of 2 overlapping pieces of plastic wrap that are at least 18 inches long. Roll the mixture in the plastic wrap tightly, making sure to remove any air pockets. Once the meat is completely rolled in the wrap, twist the ends of the plastic wrap until the surface of the wrap is tight. Store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to overnight, to allow the mixture to firm up.
  • Preheat the grill to high.
  • Place the meat onto the rotisserie skewer. Place a double-thick piece of aluminum foil folded into a tray directly under the meat to catch any drippings. Cook on high for 15 minutes. Decrease the heat to medium and continue to cook for another 20 to 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165 degrees F. Turn off the heat and allow to continue to spin for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 175 degrees. Slice and serve on pita bread with tzatziki sauce, chopped onion, tomatoes, and feta cheese.
  • Place the yogurt in a tea towel, gather up the edges, suspend over a bowl, and drain for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  • Place the chopped cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze to remove the liquid; discard liquid. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the drained yogurt, cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and mint. Serve as a sauce for gyros. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.
  • Yield: 1 1/2 cups


Ground Beef Gyros image

If your family likes gyros as much as mine, they'll love this easy version that's made with ground beef instead of lamb. I found the recipe in a newspaper and adapted it to fit our tastes. They're very much like the ones served at a local restaurant. A cucumber yogurt sauce adds an authentic finishing touch. -Ruth Stahl, Shepherd, Montana

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Lunch

Time 30m

Yield 4 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 16

1 cup plain yogurt
1/3 cup chopped seeded cucumber
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced
1 teaspoon sugar
1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt, optional
3/4 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground beef
4 pita pocket halves
3 cups shredded lettuce
1 large tomato, chopped
1 small onion, sliced


  • In a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Chill. In a large bowl, combine seasonings; crumble beef over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 4 patties. , Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Cut patties into thin slices; stuff into pita halves. Add lettuce, tomato and onion. Serve with the yogurt sauce.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 357 calories, Fat 16g fat (6g saturated fat), Cholesterol 78mg cholesterol, Sodium 257mg sodium, Carbohydrate 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, Fiber 3g fiber), Protein 26g protein.


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Marinate the chicken for these Greek-style spiced kebabs as long as possible to soak up all the flavour and make it really tender. Serve with warm bread, salad and tzatziki

Provided by Cassie Best

Categories     Dinner, Lunch, Main course

Time 1h25m

Number Of Ingredients 23

12 boneless, skinless chicken thighs
4 tbsp olive oil
2 tsp dried oregano
1 tsp dried mint
1 tsp ground cumin
1 tsp coriander
1 tsp sweet paprika
½ tsp ground cinnamon
zest and juice 1 lemon, plus 1 lemon cut into wedges to serve
4 garlic cloves, crushed
250g strong white bread flour
7g sachet fast-action dried yeast
1 tsp golden caster sugar
2 tsp olive oil, plus a little for greasing
½ cucumber
200g Greek yogurt
small bunch mint, finely chopped
1 small garlic clove, crushed
juice ½ lemon
1 butter or round lettuce
4 large tomatoes, seeds removed, chopped
1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
4 long metal skewers


  • Tip the chicken into a large bowl and add the marinade ingredients, along with 1 tsp salt and plenty of black pepper. Mix well, ensuring each thigh is well coated. Cover and chill for at least 3 hrs, or up to 48 hrs if you have time.
  • A few hours before you want to eat, make the pitta. In a bowl, mix the flour, yeast, sugar and 1/ 2 tsp salt with your fingertips. Add 150ml lukewarm water and 2 tsp olive oil, and combine to a dough. Tip onto a work surface and knead for 8-10 mins (or use a tabletop mixer for 5 mins). Clean, then lightly oil your bowl, return the dough and cover loosely with cling film. Leave to rise for 1 hr or until nearly doubled in size.
  • Divide the dough into four equal pieces. Roll out to circles, as thin as you can. Cover with sheets of oiled cling film and leave to rise for 15-20 mins.
  • To make the tzatziki, halve the cucumber lengthways and scoop out the seeds. Finely chop, then combine with the remaining ingredients, along with a pinch of salt. Chill until ready to serve.
  • Heat the grill to its highest setting. Line a roasting tin with foil and find 4 metal skewers long enough to sit across the top with a little space underneath. Remove the chicken from the fridge, take one thigh and thread it over 2 skewers, so it has a skewer through either side. Thread another piece of chicken on top, leaving a slight gap between each piece; you should fit 6 thighs on each pair of skewers. Position the skewers on top of the roasting tin and set aside while you finish the pittas.
  • Heat a large frying pan (or two if you have them) over a medium-high heat and brush the breads with oil. Gently lift one into the pan. It should sizzle, and bubbles should appear on the surface after 1-2 mins. When the underside is golden, flip it and cook for another 2-3 mins. Continue until all the breads are cooked, wrapping them in foil as you go. Keep the bread warm in the bottom of the oven while you cook the chicken. Alternatively, cook on the barbecue for 5-8 mins, turning occasionally.
  • Put the chicken under the hot grill and cook for 15-20 mins, brushing with oil and any juices from the bottom of the tin regularly, and turning halfway through cooking. Once cooked, remove from the oven and rest for 5 mins.
  • Cut through each pair of skewers to make four kebabs and serve in the warm bread, with lettuce, tomato, red onion, lemon wedges and tzatziki.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 707 calories, Fat 34 grams fat, SaturatedFat 9 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 52 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 4 grams sugar, Fiber 4 grams fiber, Protein 46 grams protein, Sodium 2.3 milligram of sodium


Beef Gyros image

Going out to restaurants got to be expensive for our family, so I came up with this homemade beef gyro. Usually, I set out the fixings so everyone can assemble their own. My husband and our two busy teens request them often. -Sheri Scheerhorn, Hills, Minnesota

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Lunch

Time 30m

Yield 5 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 cup ranch salad dressing
1/2 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
2 tablespoons olive oil
5 whole pita breads, warmed
1 medium tomato, chopped
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
2-1/2 cups shredded lettuce


  • In a small bowl, combine salad dressing and cucumber; set aside. In a large skillet, cook beef in oil over medium heat until no longer pink. , Layer half of each pita with steak, tomato, olives, onion, cheese, lettuce and dressing mixture. Fold each pita over filling; secure with toothpicks.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 654 calories, Fat 41g fat (9g saturated fat), Cholesterol 57mg cholesterol, Sodium 1086mg sodium, Carbohydrate 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, Fiber 3g fiber), Protein 30g protein.


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Pack your pitta with peppers, chicken and tzatziki for a low-calorie lunch option. Plate up your chicken sandwich in 15 minutes and enjoy 3 of your 5-a-day

Provided by Sara Buenfeld

Categories     Lunch

Time 14m

Number Of Ingredients 10

1 large skinless chicken breast
rapeseed oil , for brushing
small garlic clove , crushed
½ tsp dried oregano
2 tbsp Greek yogurt
10 cm piece cucumber , grated, excess juice squeezed out
2 tbsp chopped mint , plus a few leaves to serve
2 wholemeal pitta breads
2 red or yellow tomatoes , sliced
1 red pepper from a jar (not in oil), deseeded and sliced


  • Cut the chicken breast in half lengthways, then cover with cling film and bash with a rolling pin to flatten it. Brush with some oil, then cover with the garlic, oregano and some pepper. Heat a non-stick frying pan and cook the chicken for a few mins each side. Meanwhile, mix the yogurt, cucumber and mint to make tzatziki.
  • Cut the tops from the pittas along their longest side and stuff with the chicken, tomato, pepper and tzatziki. Poke in a few mint leaves to serve. If taking to the office for lunch, pack the tzatziki in a separate pot and add just before eating to prevent the pitta going soggy before lunchtime.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 352 calories, Fat 9 grams fat, SaturatedFat 4 grams saturated fat, Carbohydrate 34 grams carbohydrates, Sugar 6 grams sugar, Fiber 6 grams fiber, Protein 31 grams protein, Sodium 1.4 milligram of sodium


Chicken Gyros Recipe by Tasty image

Here's what you need: boneless, skinless chicken thighs, large yellow onion, wooden skewer, greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, kosher salt, garlic, coriander powder, paprika, ground cumin, cayenne pepper, cinnamon, black pepper, large cucumber, greek yogurt, garlic, lemon juice, fresh dill, fresh parsley, salt, pepper, pita breads, onion, tomato

Provided by Mike Price

Categories     Dinner

Yield 8 servings

Number Of Ingredients 25

2 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, pounded flat
½ large yellow onion, peeled and root side removed
1 wooden skewer, sturdy, roughly 10 inches (25 cm)
2 cups greek yogurt
¼ cup lemon juice
¾ cup olive oil
1 tablespoon kosher salt
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
1 tablespoon coriander powder
1 tablespoon paprika
1 tablespoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon black pepper
1 large cucumber, shredded
2 cups greek yogurt
1 tablespoon garlic, minced
¼ cup lemon juice
2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
2 tablespoons fresh parsley, finely chopped
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
8 pita breads
onion, sliced
tomato, sliced


  • In a large bowl, combine marinade ingredients and stir well.
  • On a cutting board, place a piece of plastic wrap over the chicken thighs and pound until about ½ inch (1 cm) thick with a meat mallet, rolling pin, or heavy pan.
  • In another large bowl or gallon plastic bag, combine chicken thighs and marinade, stirring well to coat. Cover and refrigerate for at least one hour and up to one day.
  • Preheat oven to 400°F (200°C).
  • Shred the cucumber, be sure to squeeze out any excess liquid.
  • In a medium bowl, combine tzatziki ingredients and stir well. Cover and refrigerate at least 30 minutes.
  • On a baking sheet or a large cast-iron skillet, use the onion half as a base and position the skewer vertically like a spit. Skewer the chicken thighs individually, rotating each one 90 degrees.
  • Bake for 1.5 to 2 hours, until internal temperature reaches 165°F (75°C). Let cool for 10 minutes.
  • Carve off slices of chicken to fill a pita. Top with onion slices, tomato slices, and tzatziki sauce.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts : Calories 644 calories, Carbohydrate 51 grams, Fat 29 grams, Fiber 3 grams, Protein 44 grams, Sugar 18 grams


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Make and share this Greek Gyros recipe from

Provided by Dancer

Categories     Greek

Yield 2 serving(s)

Number Of Ingredients 12

1/2 cup onion, minced
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 lb lean ground lamb
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
1/2 teaspoon cumin, ground
1/2 cup cucumber, seeded & diced
1/4 cup nonfat yogurt, drained
1 tablespoon of fresh mint, chopped
2 pita breads
1/2 cup lettuce, shredded
1/2 cup tomatoes, diced


  • Spray skillet with non-stick spray and add onion and garlic. Cook until soft over low heat stirring constantly.
  • Place in mixing bowl with lamb, lemon juice, oregano and cumin and mix thoroughly. Shape into 2 patties.
  • Place on rack of broiler and broil 3 to 5 minutes on each side, turning once, or until desired doneness.
  • Combine cucumber, yogurt and mint in small bowl and mix.
  • Cut around edge of each pita bread and pull open to form pocket. Fill each pita with half the lettuce and tomato, 1 lamb patty and half the yogurt mixture.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 542.3, Fat 27.8, SaturatedFat 11.8, Cholesterol 83.8, Sodium 421.5, Carbohydrate 44.6, Fiber 3.2, Sugar 6.9, Protein 27.6


Easy Lamb Gyros image

Most of us don't have a vertical, rotating spit at home, but that doesn't mean you shouldn't be able to enjoy delicious gyros whenever you want! Make juicy, tender, seasoned lamb gyro meat at home with just a bread loaf pan!

Provided by Brian Genest

Categories     Gyros

Time 2h45m

Yield 12

Number Of Ingredients 9

cooking spray
3 pounds ground lamb
½ cup Greek seasoning
1 large egg
12 (6 inch) pita breads, warmed
1 head iceberg lettuce, finely shredded
5 medium Roma tomatoes, diced
1 medium red onion, diced
½ cup tzatziki sauce, or more to taste


  • Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Spray a large loaf pan with cooking spray.
  • Combine lamb, Greek seasoning, and egg in a bowl. Mix until ingredients are very well combined (overmixing is preferable here.) Firmly press mixture into the prepared loaf pan, making sure there are no air pockets under the meat. Cover with foil.
  • Cook in the preheated oven until an instant-read thermometer inserted into the center reads at least 160 degrees F (70 degrees C), about 2 hours.
  • Remove from the oven and let rest, covered, until all the grease on top is absorbed, 15 to 20 minutes.
  • Remove meat from the pan and cut into thin slices.
  • Load meat into the center of warmed pitas. Top with lettuce, tomatoes, onion, and tzatziki sauce. Serve immediately.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 402.3 calories, Carbohydrate 34 g, Cholesterol 91.4 mg, Fat 25.1 g, Fiber 2.5 g, Protein 25.9 g, SaturatedFat 6.6 g, Sodium 1291.8 mg, Sugar 2.9 g


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This Greek/Lebanese style meatloaf is sliced and served with pita bread, tzatziki, and tomatoes for a delicious gyro that is the closest I've come to emulating my favorite Mediterranean restaurant. The preparation time seems long, but most of it is resting time, so you can be doing other stuff! You can substitute pork or chicken for the ground lamb and beef if you prefer.

Provided by The Dread Pirate Paramour

Categories     Meat and Poultry Recipes     Lamb     Ground

Time 2h

Yield 10

Number Of Ingredients 11

½ onion, cut into chunks
1 pound ground lamb
1 pound ground beef
1 tablespoon minced garlic
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried marjoram
1 teaspoon ground dried rosemary
1 teaspoon ground dried thyme
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ teaspoon sea salt


  • Place the onion in a food processor, and process until finely chopped. Scoop the onions onto the center of a towel, gather up the ends of the towel, and squeeze out the liquid from the onions. Place the onions into a mixing bowl along with the lamb and beef. Season with the garlic, oregano, cumin, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, black pepper, and salt. Mix well with your hands until well combined. Cover, and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to allow the flavors to blend.
  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  • Place the meat mixture into the food processor, and pulse for about a minute until finely chopped and the mixture feels tacky. Pack the meat mixture into a 7x4 inch loaf pan, making sure there are no air pockets. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place the loaf pan on the towel, inside the roasting pan, and place into the preheated oven. Fill the roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the loaf pan.
  • Bake until the gyro meat is no longer pink in the center, and the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F (75 degrees C) on a meat thermometer, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Pour off any accumulated fat, and allow to cool slightly before slicing thinly and serving.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 179.1 calories, Carbohydrate 1.9 g, Cholesterol 58.7 mg, Fat 11.7 g, Fiber 0.5 g, Protein 15.7 g, SaturatedFat 4.7 g, Sodium 96.7 mg, Sugar 0.5 g


Favorite Meat Loaf Gyros image

This is definitely a different gyro meat recipe, yet it is so good! I slice leftover meat in individual portions and freeze for any time I crave a gyro. -Sharon Rawlings, Tampa, Florida

Provided by Taste of Home

Categories     Lunch

Time 1h30m

Yield 8 servings.

Number Of Ingredients 19

1 large egg, lightly beaten
6 garlic cloves, minced
3 tablespoons dried oregano
1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
1 teaspoon pepper
1 pound ground lamb
1 pound ground beef
1 cup plain yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
2 tablespoons lemon juice
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
8 whole pita breads
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
16 slices tomato
8 slices sweet onion, halved


  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, garlic, oregano, kosher salt and pepper. Crumble lamb and beef over mixture; mix well. , Pat into an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours., For sauce, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving. , Brush pita breads with 1 tablespoon oil; heat on a lightly greased griddle for 1 minute on each side. Keep warm. Cut meat loaf into very thin slices. In a large skillet, fry meat loaf in remaining oil in batches until crisp. , On each pita bread, layer the tomato, onion and meat loaf slices; top with some tzatziki sauce. Carefully fold pitas in half. Serve with remaining sauce.

Nutrition Facts : Calories 475 calories, Fat 22g fat (7g saturated fat), Cholesterol 100mg cholesterol, Sodium 918mg sodium, Carbohydrate 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, Fiber 3g fiber), Protein 28g protein.

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2013-04-08 Season the meat with the Greek Seasoning and let it marinate for at least 15 minutes. Heat the oil in a skillet over medium-high heat and cook the meat until browned. Add the onions and cook until soft and translucent, about 5-7 minutes. If the meat is too dry add some more olive oil. Add more Greek Seasoning to taste.
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2018-08-09 Directions. Combine lamb, salt, pepper, and oregano in medium bowl. Mix with hands until homogeneous. Cover and refrigerate at least 1 hour or up to over night. Meanwhile, place yogurt in fine-mesh strainer set over small bowl. Allow to drain in refrigerator for 1 hour.
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2020-10-25 Remove the chicken from the frying pan and place on a plate. Assemble the gyros: Slice the chicken into strips. Take a piece of pita bread and place on parchment baking paper or foil. Place some salad in the middle, top with chicken and tzatziki. Roll the pita bread with the parchment paper, twisting the button to ensure it is closed.
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2022-03-04 Step-by-step instructions. In a large bowl, combine the garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, yogurt, oregano, salt and pepper in a medium bowl and whisk well. Add the beef pieces to the bowl and mix well to coat. Cover bowl or …
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Preheat oven to 325 °F, 160 °C. Place the garlic cloves in a food processor and pulse until very finely chopped. Add onion and puree until smooth. Add ground beef with all of the spices. Pulse until the mixture becomes like a paste. Scrape down the sides of the bowl in between pulses. Place the mixture in a loaf pan.
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2021-07-22 Preheat the oven to 325°F. Pulse the onion in a food processor for 10 to 15 seconds until finely chopped, making sure to scrape down the sides of the bowl once. (Here are the Taste of Home Test Kitchen’s picks for the best food processors .) Put the onions in a kitchen towel and squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
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2017-06-20 Place onion and garlic in a food processor. 2. Puree well. If you don't want to dirty a food processor, either chop then really finely, or grate the onion. 3. Place ground meat, onions, garlic, and spices in a stand mixer. If you don't have a stand mixer, it's okay.
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2019-07-26 1. First, make the marinade. Combine the Greek yogurt with garlic, spices, lemon juice and olive oil. Mix with a spoon or whisk to make sure all is well-combined. 2. Add chicken to the Greek yogurt marinade. Using a pair of tongs, toss chicken and make sure all the pieces are well-coated in the marinade.
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2021-06-23 Instructions. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Set out a 9X5 inch loaf pan and line it with foil. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground lamb, grated red onion, and all herbs and spices. Mix by hand until smooth. Press the meat mixture firmly and evenly into the loaf pan. Bake for 30-35 minutes.
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2017-12-11 Take a piece of parchment paper and lay the Pita Bread on top, right on the edge of the parchment paper. Spread a spoonful of Tzatziki all over the Pita Bread. Pita Gyros Making Step 3 & 4. Add a few pieces of Gyros right at the center. Add some potato chips, 2 slices of tomato, and a bit of onion. Season with salt, pepper, and paprika.
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2021-05-17 Puree until smooth like a paste, scraping down sides as necessary. Bake gyro meat. Transfer the meat to a lined loaf pan and press down to compact as much as possible. Bake until internal temperature reaches 165 degrees F. Drain fat, tent with foil, and let rest.
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Preheat the oven to 250C. Use a cooking brush to oil the pita breads on both sides and season with salt and oregano. Place a large oven tray (upside down) at the bottom of the oven and place the pita breads on top of the tray. Bake for 2-3 minutes. Chicken gyro is usually served wrapped, like a sandwich.
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2021-07-02 Preheat the grill (or broiler if you’re in the USA) to high. Place the shredded chicken in a bowl and add the oil, garlic, oregano, paprika, salt, pepper, lemon juice, red wine vinegar and honey. Toss it all together until the chicken is thoroughly coated. Transfer to a baking tray spread it out to an even layer.
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marinating. The key to making perfect gyros is marinating the meat in a mixture of spices — most commonly oregano, rosemary, and thyme — oil and vinegar, preferably overnight, which will break the meat’s texture and make it extra soft and full of flavor. You can also add honey to the marinade to give the meat some extra glaze.
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2020-07-18 Remove the onion from the food processor and place in a tea towel, squeezing to remove all the juices, then return it to the food processor. Add the spices to the food processor. Add the ground beef to the food processor. Pulse for approximately 1 minute until you get a paste like consistency. The gyro beef mixture will form together in the ...
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2020-02-23 Directions: To make the tzatziki sauce, combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, dill, lemon juice, lemon zest and garlic; season with salt and pepper, to taste. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to serve. In a gallon size Ziploc bag, combine chicken, olive oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, thyme, paprika, 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper.
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2020-02-21 Instructions. Start by making the Tzatziki Sauce. It needs time to marinate, so get it done first so it can sit in the fridge while you make the rest. Make the gyro meat. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Or line with foil and spray with nonstick spray.
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Preheat the oven to 180° C (350° F) set to fan. Cut a potato in half and thread the pieces onto 2 wooden skewers. Put them in a baking pan, with the cut side facing down. The potato will be the base for the gyros. Thread the pork slices, one by one, onto the skewers. Cut the tomato into slices, the pepper into pieces, and the onion into four ...
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2021-07-13 First, heat the olive oil in a large skillet and sauté the onion and mushrooms for 3-5 minutes. Then add the garlic and gyro seasoning and fry for a further minute. Add the vegetable broth and tomato paste and stir. Then add the soy, maple, and vinegar.
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2021-01-20 How to Make Vegetarian Gyros. 1. Bake the Chickpeas. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Remove the skins from the chickpeas, if desired. Add the olive oil, paprika, salt, and cayenne. Mix everything well and transfer it onto a baking sheet. Bake for 15 minutes. 2.
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Gyros Burgers. Rating: 4.5 stars. 291. This is a Greek/American lamb and beef mixture version of the traditional Greek pork or lamb Gyros (or Gyro). Serve on warm pita bread with tzatziki sauce, and thinly sliced onion, tomato and lettuce. Sponsored By MyPlate.
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How to make homemade Greek gyros meat mixture?
Step 1: Prepare the homemade Greek gyros meat mixture. Run the onion in a food processor for about 15 seconds. Place the onion in the center of a kitchen towel and squeeze out the juice and return to the food processor. Add the meat, garlic, spices, salt and pepper to the onion, and process.
How to cook lamb gyro?
Cut the gyro meat into thin strands. In a skillet, brown the gyro meat with oil. Add meat to pita bread and top with desired toppings. In a bowl, combine all ingredients lamb gyro then shape the meat into a thin patty. Heat oil in a skillet, once hot add the patty.
What do you put on a gyro?
The goal is to have crisp edges on the patty. Also, the toppings that go into a traditional gyro are simple: tzatziki, lettuce, tomato, and onion. If you prefer, you can skip the onion because there are already onions in the meat. Grill the patties over high heat for 3 to 4 minutes per side.
How do you cook gyros in a roasting pan?
Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place the loaf pan on the towel, inside the roasting pan, and place into the preheated oven. Fill the roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the loaf pan. Bake until the gyro meat is no longer pink in the center, and the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F...

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