Dash's Donair


This donair recipe is tried and tested for the true donair fan. If you enjoy Halifax donairs, then you'll love this recipe. Use only the finest spices available; they make a huge difference. If you want the smooth texture of meat that you see in an authentic donair shop, you must knead the meat in a steel mixing bowl on a sturdy surface.

close up view of a Dash's Donair sandwich with tomatoes, white onions and white sauce on a plate
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 45 mins
1 loaf



  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano

  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • ½ teaspoon onion powder

  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper

  • 1 pound ground beef


  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk

  • ¾ cup white sugar

  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder

  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar, or as needed


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

  2. Make loaf: Mix together salt, oregano, flour, black pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper in a cup or small bowl.

  3. Place ground beef in a large steel mixing bowl on a sturdy surface; use your hands to blend in spice mixture. Pick up meat and throw it down with force about 20 times, kneading it after each throw. This will help meat hold together better when sliced.

  4. Form meat into a loaf; place on a broiler pan or baking sheet.

  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 1 hour and 15 minutes, rotating loaf halfway through to ensure even baking. Serve warm with sauce or allow meat to chill before slicing and reheating.

  6. Make sauce: Mix together evaporated milk, sugar, and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in white vinegar, 1 teaspoon at a time, until thickened to your desired consistency.


The loaf cuts better if you chill it overnight before slicing.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

489 Calories
21g Fat
50g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 489
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 10g 49%
Cholesterol 98mg 33%
Sodium 748mg 33%
Total Carbohydrate 50g 18%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 48g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 3mg 13%
Calcium 268mg 21%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 554mg 12%

* 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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