Beef Gyros


Beef Gyros

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  • 1 onion medium, roughly chopped
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 2 cloves garlic large, roughly chopped
  • 1 Tbsp marjoram dried
  • 1 Tbsp rosemary dried, or a small sprig of fresh, taken off the main stem
  • 2 tsp salt Kosher or sea salt
  • ½ tsp black pepper freshly ground

Tzatziki sauce

  • 7 oz Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 diced cucumber (skin removed)
  • 2 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons dill
  • Salt & pepper to taste

To Serve

  • Spinach or romaine
  • sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced red onion
  • Sliced cucumber


  • Run the onion in a food processor for about 15 seconds. Place the onion in the center of a kitchen towel and squeeze out the juice and return the onion pulp to the food processor. Discard the juice.
  • Add the meat, garlic, spices, salt and pepper to the onion, and process. Do so until it looks like a fine paste, about a minute. Place the mixture in a loaf pan and press evenly.
  • Bake at 325°F for about an hour and 20 minutes
  • Remove from the oven, drain the liquid, and place the loaf pan on a trivet or oven mitt. Let the meat completely cool.
  • Place meat on a cutting board and slice as thinly as possible
  • Add a few slices to a nonstick frying pan (very little or no oil) and heat gently until the meat browns a little.
  • Serve with tzatziki sauce, lettuce, tomatoes, and red onion slices.