AuthorRita's Kitchen
RatingDifficultyBeginner

We have made gyros using this method, and actually smoking a leg of lamb. It is a bit weird, but our preference is this method.

Everyone in my family enjoyed this, including Steve, Joshua, Cassidy and the Weber family. And it is very easy! Always a bonus!

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Yields4 Servings
Prep Time15 minsCook Time35 minsTotal Time50 mins
 1 lb Ground lamb, or 85 percent lean ground beef
 2 tsp kosher or sea salt
 ½ tsp ground black pepper
 1 tsp Dried oregano
 ½ tsp Ground cumin
 ½ Onion, cut into 1 inch chunks
 1 Clove garlic (1 tsp)
 3 oz Bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces
1

Combine ground lamb with salt and spices in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

2

Mince onion and garlic in food processor. Add cold meat mixture and bacon pieces; process until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary.

3

Preheat oven to 300˚F. With moist hands, shape meat mixture into a 8-inch long by 5-inch wide rectangle on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes until center registers 155˚F on an instant read thermometer. Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.

4

Preheat broiler with oven rack adjusted to highest level. Slice loaf crosswise into ⅛-inch thick slices and arrange in a single layer on foil lined baking sheet. Broil 2 minutes until edges are crispy. Remove from oven and tent with foil.

5

Assemble gyros: Spread a thick layer of tzatiki sauce onto warm pita bread. Pile with gyro meat slices and top with thinly sliced onion and chopped tomato. I like to add feta cheese on top. Serve.

CategoryCuisine, Cooking Method

Ingredients

 1 lb Ground lamb, or 85 percent lean ground beef
 2 tsp kosher or sea salt
 ½ tsp ground black pepper
 1 tsp Dried oregano
 ½ tsp Ground cumin
 ½ Onion, cut into 1 inch chunks
 1 Clove garlic (1 tsp)
 3 oz Bacon, cut into 1 inch pieces

Directions

1

Combine ground lamb with salt and spices in a medium bowl. Cover and refrigerate 1 hour.

2

Mince onion and garlic in food processor. Add cold meat mixture and bacon pieces; process until smooth, scraping down sides as necessary.

3

Preheat oven to 300˚F. With moist hands, shape meat mixture into a 8-inch long by 5-inch wide rectangle on a foil lined baking sheet. Bake for 30-35 minutes until center registers 155˚F on an instant read thermometer. Remove from oven and let rest 15 minutes before slicing.

4

Preheat broiler with oven rack adjusted to highest level. Slice loaf crosswise into ⅛-inch thick slices and arrange in a single layer on foil lined baking sheet. Broil 2 minutes until edges are crispy. Remove from oven and tent with foil.

5

Assemble gyros: Spread a thick layer of tzatiki sauce onto warm pita bread. Pile with gyro meat slices and top with thinly sliced onion and chopped tomato. I like to add feta cheese on top. Serve.

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