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.

Anonymous

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 servings
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.

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  • In large bowl, combine ground beef, ground lamb, onion, garlic and bread crumbs. Season with savory, allspice, coriander, salt, pepper and cumin. Knead until mixture is stiff. Shape into 4 very thin patties (1/8 inch to 1/4 inch thick).

  • Cook patties for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts

338 calories; protein 20.3g 41% DV; carbohydrates 5.7g 2% DV; fat 25.4g 39% DV; cholesterol 84mg 28% DV; sodium 407.5mg 16% DV. Full Nutrition
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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Pretty goo! I made a "gyros" sauce to go with it, too -- if you really like the "gyros thing" -- I suggest making this to go with it: Mix some plain yougart, light sour cream, fresh mint, garlic salt, chopped cucumber, scallions, and tomato together. Put this over your burger. Voila! Pretty good, if I do say so myself. :) Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2008
What sort of Greek restaurants are people eating at if they think this is even remotely authentic OR taste like gyros. I've NEVER had problems with 5-star recipes. If our family disagrees about it being 5-stars... it still turned out to be a decent dish (just not our thing). Please consider a different Gyro recipe. I'll report back when I've discovered a better one but this doesn't taste like gyros at all esp. if you're spoiled and have a good restaurant near you. I'm VERY easy to please and my husband... not so much. Either way we both didn't want to eat this. Followed the recipe exactly and even included the sauce people recommended. FWIW the sauce tastes better w/o blending it. Blending it makes it too thin. Read More
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288 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 185
  • 4 star values: 70
  • 3 star values: 19
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 4 stars
01/25/2004
Pretty goo! I made a "gyros" sauce to go with it, too -- if you really like the "gyros thing" -- I suggest making this to go with it: Mix some plain yougart, light sour cream, fresh mint, garlic salt, chopped cucumber, scallions, and tomato together. Put this over your burger. Voila! Pretty good, if I do say so myself. :) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
Very, very good. The spice combination is spectacular. I put the mixture into my food processor to get a firmer texture. I then shaped into a very thin loaf and broiled in the oven. Slice very thinly and serve with pita, fried in olive oil, greek olives, roasted garlic and tzatziki sauce. Great appetizer. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/25/2004
It was really good. I have never been able to get that same taste like they have a those Gyros stands or greek restaurants till now. thanks Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2006
these were very good. I used 1.30 # ground sirloin only. Did not have the savory. Added 1/2 tsp. dried oregano as other reviewers suggested (thank you) and fresh chopped parsley to the mix. Left out the bread crumbs because didn't use lamb which adds more liquid (oil) to the mix. Was afraid they would be too dry using ground sirloin only. They were not at all dry. Mixed it up this afternoon and let it set for a few hours for the flavors to blend. Tasted much like gyro meat. Served in warmed onion pitas w/red onion slices, diced fresh tomatoes, and tziziki sauce. Thanks LatinaCook for the photo submission, as well. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
10/22/2008
What sort of Greek restaurants are people eating at if they think this is even remotely authentic OR taste like gyros. I've NEVER had problems with 5-star recipes. If our family disagrees about it being 5-stars... it still turned out to be a decent dish (just not our thing). Please consider a different Gyro recipe. I'll report back when I've discovered a better one but this doesn't taste like gyros at all esp. if you're spoiled and have a good restaurant near you. I'm VERY easy to please and my husband... not so much. Either way we both didn't want to eat this. Followed the recipe exactly and even included the sauce people recommended. FWIW the sauce tastes better w/o blending it. Blending it makes it too thin. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/20/2006
Very very good. Meat tasted just like traditional gyro meat it just didn't look like it. Will definitely make again. Made this with the Tzatziki Sauce I recipe (plus cucumber). Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/18/2005
added some feta Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/09/2005
Outstanding! I pretty much followed the recipe except I used all beef and pressed some onion into the meat mixture. I also cut the patties as suggested by a previous reviewer and served on flatbread with red onion tomato lettuce and tzatziki. Yum! Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/06/2006
Pretty good. I couldn't find savory anywhere though. I grilled the patties on my foreman grill and i cut them in 4-5 slices each before putting them in the pita bread. (I used the tzatziki I sauce from this site and added 1/2 cucumber to it for a more authentic flavor). Read More
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