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Homemade Gyros Meat + Gyros

Beef and lamb gyros meat made at home and served in wrap bread with tzatziki sauce
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 1 hr 10 mins
Total Time 1 hr 20 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 6 servings


For the meat:

  • 1 onion
  • 2 lbs ground beef and lamb
  • 4 cloves garlic
  • 1 tbsp dried marjoram
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp salt
  • fresh ground pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp garlic powder

For the tzatziki:

  • 8 oz plain yogurt
  • 2 mini cucumbers shredded
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 lemon juiced
  • 1 tsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 clove garlic minced
  • 1/4 tsp dried dill

For the gyros:

  • wrap bread or pita bread
  • sliced tomato
  • sliced onion


Make the tzatziki:

  • Combine all the ingredients and taste and adjust seasoning. Allow to rest in the fridge for a few hours to combine.

For the meat:

  • Chop the onion and garlic in the food processor and scrape into a paper towel to squeeze the water out. Combine the onion, garlic, meat, spices and salt and pepper the food processor. Pulse until the mixture is a fine paste, stirring as needed to get the meat all the same consistency.
  • Press into a loaf pan and place the loaf pan into a water bath.
  • Place into a 325 degree oven and bake until the internal temp of the meat is 175. Remove from the oven and allow to cool slightly.
  • Thinly slice the meat block. Heat a small amount of oil in a skillet until hot and fry the sliced meat until lightly browned. Salt it if needed.
  • Serve the hot meat on soft wrap bread, with tzatziki, tomato and onion.
Keyword Lunch, Main Dish