Gyro Recipes

Greek gyros, Canadian donairs, Turkish doners: they're all branches from the same delicious sandwich tree. Find recipes for these fantastic hot sandwiches wrapped in pita and topped with creamy sauce.

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Rating: 4.5 stars 31
Lamb, beef, onion, and herbs combine to make this easy gyros loaf.

Gyros Burgers

Rating: 4.5 stars 293
This is a Greek-American lamb-and-beef burger inspired by the traditional Greek pork or lamb gyros (or gyro). Serve the burgers on warm pita bread with tzatziki sauce and thinly sliced onion, tomato, and lettuce.
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Traditional Gyro Meat

Rating: 4 stars 396
A Mediterranean-style meatloaf recipe with pita, tzatziki, and tomatoes.

Maritime Donair Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 59
Creamy, garlicky donair sauce that's easy to make with just 3 ingredients.

The Original Donair From the East Coast of Canada

Rating: 4.5 stars 73
Slices of spicy beef topped with a tangy sauce and served in pita bread.

Yia Yia's Tzatziki Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 146
This tzatziki recipe with sour cream comes straight from Greece! This recipe has been in my family for years – my auntie showed me how to make it this Greek Easter. Great with raw red peppers and pita chips.

Traditional Gyros

Rating: 4.5 stars 30
Make your own gyro sandwiches at home, with classic meat and toppings.

Dash's Donair

Rating: 4.5 stars 433
Authentic donair made with sliced spiced beef loaf and sweet garlic sauce.

Easy Chicken Gyro

Rating: 4.5 stars 183
Greek-inspired Mediterranean chicken gyro.

Easy Oven-Roasted Chicken Gyros

Rating: 5 stars 4
These easy oven-roasted chicken gyros are perfect for entertaining.


Rating: 4 stars 35
Donairs are a delicacy prevalent in the Canadian east coast, and certainly centered on the City of Halifax, they are very simple to prepare and very delicious. Make a double batch of the meatloaf, and freeze the second loaf for later, in fact the second loaf will be better! When cold you can slice it thinner and fry up the slices in the frying pan as you need them.

Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Style

Rating: 4.5 stars 587
An easy and delicious recipe for making Greek gyros with souvlaki chicken at home. This Mediterranean-flavored recipe can be served buffet-style allowing your guests to make their own gyros.

Inspiration and Ideas

Easy Chicken Gyro
Rating: Unrated 185
"I sent this recipe to my husband and he followed it exactly and it was amazing! Best dinner! Delicious!" – suekola
Chef John's American Gyros
Rating: Unrated 87
See how to make these beef and lamb gyros. Don't forget the tzatziki!
Venison Gyros
Rating: 4.5 stars 93

This is a twist on the classic Greek sandwich.