Homemade Gyros


To give these gyros their signature crispiness, refrigerate the meat after baking and then saute before serving. And don't forget to top with your favorite fresh veggies!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Bake Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 pound lean ground lamb

  • 1 pound lean ground beef

  • ¼ cup finely chopped onion

  • 1 slice bacon, chopped

  • 1 tablespoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil

  • 10 Greek pita flatbreads

  • ¾ cup plain Greek yogurt

  • Sliced tomato, sliced onions, sliced cucumber and lettuce leaves


  1. Preheat oven to 325°F. In a very large bowl combine ground lamb, beef, onion, bacon, Italian seasoning, salt, cumin, and pepper. Place mixture, half at a time, in a food processor; process until a fine paste forms. Press mixture firmly into an 8x4-inch loaf pan.

  2. Bake for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until done (165°F). Drain off fat. Cool in pans on a wire rack for 10 minutes. Remove from pan. Cool slightly and then chill, loosely covered, overnight for easier slicing. To serve, cut loaf in half crosswise. Thinly slice each half into thin slices. In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Heat meat slices, a few at a time, 2 to 3 minutes, turning once. Repeat with remaining slices.

To make sandwiches:

  1. Spread flatbreads with yogurt. Arrange warmed meatloaf slices, tomato, onions, cucumber and lettuce leaves on each flatbread; fold in half.

    Homemade Gyro
    Matthew Clark

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

450 Calories
18g Fat
43g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 10
Calories 450
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 65mg 22%
Sodium 730mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 43g 16%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 7.3mg 37%
Calcium 54mg 4%
Iron 5.2mg 29%
Potassium 426mg 9%
Folate, total 25.3mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.6mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.2mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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