Recipe Submitted by Donna Young ..|.. Category: Beef & Veal



  • 1/2 lb ground lamb
  • 1/2 lb ground beef
  • 2 slices semi dried (day old) bread
  • 2 cloves garlic, chopped fine
  • 2 tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp ground funugreek (substitute: oregano)
  • 1/4 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 recipe of Tzatziki Sauce


1) Mix lamb and beef in a glass bowl or on a flat clean surface.
2) Crumb bread into meat mixture.
3) Add Spices and mix well.
4) Stir egg into meat mixture.
5) Form mixture into 4 large thin patties and place on a medium hot grill for 5 minutes per side or until the Gyros is cooked through.
Serve sliced gyros on warm pita bread with fresh sliced tomatoes, onions and Tzatziki sauce.
TIP: The meat mixture is very sticky. To form the thin patties, try this: Lay out a 2-foot long sheet of plastic wrap on the counter. Add a *4 ounce ball of the meat mixture on one side of the plastic wrap. Fold the other half of the plastic wrap over, covering the meat. Press with your hands and then with a rolling pin to obtain an even 1/4 - 3/8 inch height. Leave in the plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight or peel it off and cook the patties. *Or roll a pound of the gyros mixture at a time between two large sheets of plastic wrap. Press a crease in the center of the rolled meat so that the plastic-wrapped rolled mixture can be folded and placed in the refrigerator or freezer.

rolled gyros

See Also: Tzatziki Sauce

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