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 30
Lamb, beef, onion, and herbs combine to make this easy gyros loaf.

Gyros Burgers

Rating: 4.5 stars 292
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.
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Traditional Gyro Meat

Rating: 4 stars 389
A Mediterranean-style meatloaf recipe with pita, tzatziki, and tomatoes.

Maritime Donair Sauce

Rating: 5 stars 56
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 71
In the early 70's, a Greek restaurateur in the city of Halifax introduced the Donair. Within a few short years, virtually all pizzerias had added their version of the dish to their menus. Not to be confused with gyros, the Donair has a vastly different flavor. Originally the dish was made with ground lamb, but this proved too costly and ground beef was later substituted. Technically, this resulted in an aberration of sorts, as the final product was not what the originator had intended. What resulted, however, is the legendary East Coast Donair.

Yia Yia's Tzatziki Sauce

Rating: 4.5 stars 145
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 26
I absolutely love being able to make my own gyros at home! You have to try them!

Dash's Donair

Rating: 4.5 stars 424
For the true donair fan. This recipe is tried and tested. If you enjoy Halifax donairs, then you'll love this recipe. When making this recipe, use only the finest spices available; they make a huge difference.

Easy Chicken Gyro

Rating: 4.5 stars 179
Greek-inspired Mediterranean chicken gyro.


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.

Lebanese Donair

Rating: 4.5 stars 44
This is a Lebanese donair recipe, a traditional dish made with seasoned meat and tahini sauce that's enjoyed in many parts of the Middle East.

Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Style

Rating: 4.5 stars 585
An easy and delicious way to recreate your favorite Greek restaurant dish at home. This Mediterranean-flavored recipe can be served buffet-style allowing your guests to make their own.

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 82
See how to make these beef and lamb gyros. Don't forget the tzatziki!
Beef Gyro
Rating: 4 stars 27

Gyros is a Greek dish consisting of meat, tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce and is served with pita bread. YUM!