A gyro sandwich is so delicious! It reminds me of our trip to Greece. We stayed at the AVA Hotel and Suites in Athens, which is great little boutique hotel that is close to many restaurants, shops and sights to see. Here is the view of the Acropolis from our hotel room balcony!
Okay, so back to the gyros recipe. I love all of the seasonings that go into making gyro meat for that Greek gyro taste. While this is a Beef Gyros recipe, you can also check out my recipes for Lamb Gyros and Lamb and Beef Gyros. Also, we have a Greek Chicken Gyros recipe that is also amazingly great!
Place in a water bath and cook at 325°F for 60-75 minutes or you have an internal temp of 165°F-170°F. Once removed from the oven, drain the fat. Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and place on a wire rack (I also put a pan under the rack to catch any drippings) and place a heavy object on top to compress the gyros meat. I used a cast iron skillet with 3 cans inside the skillet for additional weight.
Serve in pita bread with lettuce, sliced tomato and sliced onion and don’t forget to add our highly rated gyro sauce from this link: Authentic Greek Tzatziki sauce.
Here’s the Recipe!
Ground Beef Gyro Meat
- 1 lb. ground beef (lower the fat content the better)
- ½ large red onion, chopped
- 2 Tbsp Minced Garlic
- 2 tsp Marjoram
- 2 tsp Rosemary
- 2 tsp Oregano
- 2 tsp Salt
- 2 tsp Black Pepper
- 7 Pita Breads
- 7 Lettuce leaves
- 7 Tomato slices
- 4 Onion slices
- Place red onion in a food processor and process until finely chopped.
- Remove the onion from the food processor and place in a tea towel, squeezing to remove all the juices.
- Return the onion back to the food processor with the remaining ingredients and pulse for approximately 1 minute until you get a paste like consistency. TIP: The gyro beef mixture will form together in the food processor, similar to a ball of dough.
- Place mixture in a glass baking dish. Flatten and smooth the meat into a nice meatloaf.
- Place in a water bath and cook at 325°F for 60-75 minutes or you have an internal temp of 165°F-170°F.
- Once removed from the oven, drain the fat.
- Allow to cool for 5-10 minutes and place on a wire rack (I also put a pan under the rack to catch any drippings) and place a heavy object on top to compress the gyros meat. I used a cast iron skillet with 3 cans inside the skillet for additional weight.
- Remove the weight and let rest for 30 minutes.
- Slice the meat into desired sized slices.
- Place meat slices on a baking sheet and broil for 3-5 minutes until crispy!
- Serve in pita bread with lettuce, sliced onion, sliced tomato and this Authentic Greek Tzatziki Sauce.
Nutrition InformationYield 7 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 364Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 4gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 6gCholesterol 58mgSodium 1049mgCarbohydrates 39gFiber 3gSugar 2gProtein 24g
Nutrition information has been auto-calculated for your convenience.