Homemade Greek Gyros
December 31, 2018
"When I was in younger and in university there was a Greek restaurant downtown in the city. The guys I used to hang out with always went there on a Friday night and of course I got used to Gyros quite quickly. And they easily became one of my favorite foods. I use beef, although the traditional Gyro is made with lamb. Super delicious! I made this #recipe8379 sauce for this Gyro recipe."
- To Make The Beef Slices
- The Pita Stuff
- Serving Size: 1 (319.5 g)
- Calories 448
- Total Fat - 22.4 g
- Saturated Fat - 8.4 g
- Cholesterol - 108.8 mg
- Sodium - 1215.8 mg
- Total Carbohydrate - 24.2 g
- Dietary Fiber - 2.9 g
- Sugars - 5.8 g
- Protein - 37.2 g
- Calcium - 202.1 mg
- Iron - 5.4 mg
- Vitamin C - 14.9 mg
- Thiamin - 0.3 mg
Mix all the ingredients listed for the Beef in a bowl.
Lay down parchment paper or wax paper on a large cutting board or flat surface.
Put your beef mixture onto the paper and layer another sheet of paper on top of the beef mixture.
Using a rolling pin flatten the meat mixture so that it is thin, like bacon.
Cut up the slices in 2x4 inch pieces or a size you would like.
Put on plate and refrigerate for an hour or two.
Grill on your BBQ or in a pan. You want the meat to have a bit of a crust around the edges because it just tastes better that way!
Put the slabs of meat onto the pita, layer with onion, slices of tomato, and lather with Tzatziki sauce - cucumber slices and feta cheese optional
Tips & Variations
- As you will be eating the Gyro with your hands, you will want to make sure that you have plenty of napkins around!
- Did you know: Many people pronounce the Gyro as "Gi-roe." But the G is actually silent in this Greek food dish and it is properly pronounced like "Yee-ro".
- The Gyro is meat cooked on a vertical rotisserie, thinly sliced and traditionally consists of the meat on a pita topped with onions, tomato and tzatziki sauce. But hey, since it is your Gyro, add whatever additional toppings you love!