Make gyros at home with this tasty Greek-style gyros meat recipe that blends ground lamb and beef with onion, garlic, rosemary, and marjoram. Slice and serve on pita bread with lettuce, red onion, tomatoes, tzatziki sauce, and feta.

Pitas stuffed with lamb and beef gyros meat, feta cheese, red onions, and olives
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hr 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hr 35 mins
1 9x5-inch loaf


  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

  2. Process red onion in a food processor until finely minced. Scoop onion into a piece of cheesecloth and squeeze it to release as much moisture as possible.

  3. Return onion to the food processor. Add garlic and process until the garlic is well integrated. Blend in marjoram, rosemary, salt, and pepper.

  4. 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.

  5. Firmly pack the meat mixture into a 9x5-inch loaf pan, assuring no air pockets are trapped in the meat.

  6. Bake in the preheated oven until no longer pink in the center, about 1 hour 15 minutes. An instant-read thermometer inserted into the center should read at least 175 degrees F (80 degrees C).

  7. Drain grease and slice thinly to serve.

Editor's Note:

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Nutrition Facts (per serving)

224 Calories
14g Fat
1g Carbs
22g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 224
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 14g 18%
Saturated Fat 6g 29%
Cholesterol 80mg 27%
Sodium 538mg 23%
Total Carbohydrate 1g 0%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 0g
Protein 22g
Vitamin C 1mg 6%
Calcium 25mg 2%
Iron 2mg 12%
Potassium 267mg 6%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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