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Lamb and Beef Gyros

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Description

I came up with this recipe because I was missing the delicious gyros at our favorite Greek place back home. If you’re looking for a fabulous homemade gyro, this is it!

Ingredients

  • 1 whole Medium Onion
  • 1 pound Ground Lamb
  • 1 pound Ground Beef, 80% Lean
  • 2 teaspoons Oregano
  • 2 teaspoons Marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons Kosher Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Ground Black Pepper
  • 4 cloves Garlic
  • Pita Bread
  • Onions, For Garnish
  • Tomatoes, For Garnish

Preparation

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Chop the onion and put into a food processor. Blend in the food processor for 30 seconds, pausing to scrape down the sides. Pour pureed onion onto a dishcloth or paper towel. Squeeze out the onion juice and discard (or reserve for later use). Return the drained pureed onion to a bowl and add remaining ingredients. Blend until well combined.

Press meat mixture into a loaf pan and bake at 350 degrees for an hour. Remove from oven and set pan on a wire rack. Cover the top of the meatloaf with foil and weight the foil down with heavy cans or a brick. Let rest and cool for 30-45 minutes.

When cool, slice the meatloaf into very thin slices. In a skillet set on medium high, heat 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil. Brown several strips of meat, approximately 2 minutes per side. Let meat drain on a plate covered with a paper towel. Add more meat strips to the pan (no need to add more oil) and finish browning meat in batches.

Serve wrapped in a pita with Tzatziki sauce, onions and tomatoes. For my Tzatziki sauce recipe, search Tasty Kitchen for “Tzatziki Sauce”.

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Brenda L on 6.11.2014

I’m looking forward to making these, now that I’ve found a supplier of fresh ground Lamb. I have loved Gyros at Pathanon’s in Madison WI, now since relocating, I don’t have a Gyro place up to their level close to my present home.

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chefjenwin on 2.21.2011

These look so amazing and do-able in a home kitchen. The recipe was the reason I signed up for this site; needed to be able to save this. Can’t wait to try them out.

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lemondropchick on 3.16.2010

We made these last weekend and they turned out exactly as I had hoped. Excellent. Thanks!

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nikkiskitchen on 2.18.2010

I am making these next week, I’ll let you know how they turned out. They sound delicious.

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vbailes on 2.14.2010

These are incredible, they taste exactly how I expected my favorite gyro to taste! They are easy to make….a great meal to make the day before.

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Crystal on 8.5.2011

These were incredible! My husband and I loved them and my 3 yr old even loved the meat. Great recipe and very simple. The meat was perfectly moist and I even cooked up the loaf the day before, left it in the pan and sliced it up the next day for dinner. Will make this again and again!

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Marie on 7.26.2011

The flavor is all there, but mine turned out a little dry. I poured off a lot of the grease after I took the loaf out of the oven since I was freaked out by that much liquid. Maybe this was a mistake.

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vbailes on 6.15.2010

These are incredible, they taste exactly how I expected my favorite gyro to taste! They are easy to make….a great meal to make the day before.

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