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

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Ingredients

12
Original recipe yields 12 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

Cook's Note:

I use homemade pita bread, hummus, and tzatziki sauce.

Nutrition Facts

424.8 calories; 22.4 g protein; 42.8 g carbohydrates; 60.6 mg cholesterol; 620 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

Reviews (12)

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Rating: 4 stars
01/05/2015
I've always wondered how to make that meat that they use in gyros and I'm glad that I found this recipe. The meat in the gyro "kits" that I usually buy is SO greasy that I would only buy them on a rare occasion. I really enjoyed making these and knowing what was going into it. I did need to bake it for close to an hour and a half to get to 165 degrees. Other than that I followed the recipe. I made Tzatziki Sauce I (also from this site) and they turned out really good. Thanks for sharing BetterCookingForSingleFathers! Read More
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  • 5 star values: 11
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 2
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
01/04/2015
I've always wondered how to make that meat that they use in gyros and I'm glad that I found this recipe. The meat in the gyro "kits" that I usually buy is SO greasy that I would only buy them on a rare occasion. I really enjoyed making these and knowing what was going into it. I did need to bake it for close to an hour and a half to get to 165 degrees. Other than that I followed the recipe. I made Tzatziki Sauce I (also from this site) and they turned out really good. Thanks for sharing BetterCookingForSingleFathers! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/01/2015
Made this for Sunday dinner. Super easy to mix up the meat ahead of time and keep in fridge. We used lamb and lamb sausage instead of beef. Turned out spicier and the three teens loved it. Food processor gave it the perfect texture. Family asked that this be added to the "Make all the time list". Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/07/2015
Used main recipe and made it as a Greek salad instead of gyro roll. Was very good but need suggestions to "spice" meat up a notch. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/28/2014
Turned out perfect! Only thing is that I had to cook it for 1 hour 15 minutes to get it fully cooked. Friends loved it too! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/03/2019
My family enjoyed this and the meat texture is perfect. If I were to make again I would definitely kick up the seasonings a few notches. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/20/2017
TOO Good! Now my family wants them once a week. I make them with stuffed grape leaves as a side. Yummy! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/20/2015
Came out fantastic. Couldn't get the lamb this time so doubled the beef. I can't imagine how much better it would have been with the lamb. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/29/2019
I am making it right now...a little concerned about the pan. I could not find one that measured 7X4...I feel like I packed it in there. I put it in a meatloaf pan. How long did you wait before cutting it? I hope it turns out! Okay here it is...Turned out and the family raved about it. I used 2lbs of Lamb and one lb of Italian sausage mild. Followed recipe other than that. Thank you so much. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/26/2019
Tasty. I replaced the meat with tempeh. Read More