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

Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
1 hr 15 mins
total:
1 hr 35 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
1 loaf pan
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • 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

224 calories; protein 21.7g; carbohydrates 1.3g; fat 14g; cholesterol 79.8mg; sodium 537.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2013
For make-at-home gyro meat this is pretty darn tasty. This may not be as good as my favorite Greek restaurant's gyro but it's as good (or better) than most gyros that you find at restaurants. I served with a tzatziki sauce from this site as well. I was amazed at how easy this was to make. Definitely will be making again. Thanks ltsutton for sharing your recipe! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
12/02/2014
The recipe did not yield anything similar to the local Greek resteraunts in our area. Sorry I am not a fan. Read More
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30 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 23
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
07/28/2013
For make-at-home gyro meat this is pretty darn tasty. This may not be as good as my favorite Greek restaurant's gyro but it's as good (or better) than most gyros that you find at restaurants. I served with a tzatziki sauce from this site as well. I was amazed at how easy this was to make. Definitely will be making again. Thanks ltsutton for sharing your recipe! Read More
(27)
Rating: 5 stars
12/18/2013
It was a little salty, but over all I give it a 5. It's really easy to make and it tastes really good. It's not the same stuff you'd get from a real Greek Restaurant, or a Gyro stand, so don't expect it to taste 100% authentic. I serve it with red onion, feta, tomato, cucumber and dill dressing on warm flat bread. I can almost smell the Mediterranean sea...mmmmmm Read More
(13)
Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2016
Excellent meat texture for slicing! The loaf did not crumble while it was sliced for sandwiches. Will make it again adding a bit more of the herbs and maybe oregano for a bigger savory taste. Gyros for a weeknight dinner. Then I made a lunch salad with leftovers the next day. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2014
awesome! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/29/2014
Incredible! Way too fun and easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2016
Easy and delicious. it reminded me of the gyros I remember from high school. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
07/24/2020
I didn’t have access to lamb so I used premium ground pork. Definitely not as tender as the first time. I’m definitely making this again it is a favorite. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/24/2014
Made it tonight for dinner. Kids and wife loved it. Very easy to make. I will be making this again! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
12/02/2014
The recipe did not yield anything similar to the local Greek resteraunts in our area. Sorry I am not a fan. Read More
(2)