Easy Homemade Gyros

Easy Homemade Gyros

A take on the gyro without the need of a vertical revolving meat cooker.

Adapted from The Spruce Eats

Ingredients

Metric System
Servings
  • 4 leaf lettuce
  • 1 tomato
  • 0.5 onion
  • 2 oz onion
  • 4 round flatbread
  • tzatziki
  • oil
  • 16 oz lamb
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 0.3 tsp nutmeg
  • Step 1

    Gather the ingredients.

    Step 2

    To make the meat mixture, thoroughly combine the ground lamb, salt, black pepper, cumin, nutmeg, oregano, garlic, red onion, and lemon juice in a mixing bowl.

    Step 3

    Divide into four equal portions and shape into oblong patties about 3-inch wide by 6-inch long by 1/2-inch thick. Notice that the patty is shaped more like a sausage (long and thin) rather than a hamburger patty. This is intentional, to ensure the patty fits in the flatbread. Refrigerate for one hour.

    Step 4

    Preheat a grill or grill pan over high heat. Alternatively, heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat.

    Step 5

    If grilling, brush the grill or grill pan with oil. If pan-frying, add a dollop of oil to the pan. Grill or pan-fry the patties for 3 to 4 minutes per side, or until cooked through with crispy edges.

    Step 6

    To assemble the sandwiches, spread tzatziki sauce down in the center of a flatbread round or the pocket of the pita.

    Step 7

    Add a lettuce leaf, some sliced tomato, and a few thin onion slices.

    Step 8

    Add the patty and fold the bread over the lamb. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches. Serve and enjoy.

    Step 1

    Add the patty and fold the bread over the lamb. Repeat with the remaining sandwiches.

    Step 2

    Add the ingredients to sandwich.

  • 4 leaf lettuce
  • 1 tomato
  • 0.5 onion
  • Step 3

    To assemble the sandwiches, spread tzatziki sauce down the center of a flatbread round or in the pocket of the pita.

  • 4 round flatbread
  • tzatziki
  • Step 4

    Start grilling or pan-frying the patties (3 - 4 minutes per side).

    Step 5

    If grilling, brush the grill or grill pan with oil. If pan-frying, add a dollop of oil to the pan.

  • oil
  • Step 6

    Preheat a grill or grill pan over high heat. Alternatively, heat a large nonstick skillet over high heat.

    Step 7

    Put in refrigerator.

    Step 8

    Divide into four equal portions and shape into oblong patties about 3-inch wide by 6-inch long by 1/2-inch thick.

    Step 9

    To make the meat mixture, thoroughly combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl.

  • 1 lb lamb
  • 0.25 cup onion
  • 2 clove garlic
  • 2 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp salt
  • 1.5 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 0.25 tsp nutmeg
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