Gyro Recipe

Follow this gyro recipe exactly and you will not believe that this turned out so perfectly! I love this simple and easy perfect homemade gyros.

TOTAL TIME: 1hr 20mins


– 1lb ground beef
– 1lb ground lamb (optional, you can use all ground beef if you’re weirded out by lamb) (optional)
– 1⁄2cup breadcrumbs
– 2 garlic cloves, finely minced
– 3teaspoons oregano
– 2teaspoons onion powder
– 2teaspoons salt
– 1teaspoon pepper

Homemade Gyro

– In a large bowl, combine all ingredients and mix well.
– Knead the mixture on the counter for 10 minutes. Pick that meat up and SLAM it into the counter, continuing to do so for the 10 minutes to get the nice smooth texture in the end.
– Form into a flat loaf – I like to put the meat onto a piece of wax paper, and flattening it into a 3″ high slab rectangle. I cover it with another piece of wax and use a rolling pin to flatten it out, just make sure you straighten out the edges to form a rectangle so that when it comes time to slice, they are nice and even.
– Bake the loaf on a broiler pan (or pan with raised edges, because it will leak grease!) at 350 for about an hour. Alternatively, you can grill it over coals, that’s my favorite way, just be sure to turn often so as to distribute the juices.
– Allow to cool for at least 10 minutes before slicing thin.

How To Make Gyro

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