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Homemade Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

This recipe is NOT the typical way of making gyros. We do not have a vertical rotisserie or a shaving knife. This method is for adventurous cooks with average kitchens, wanting to make a gyro without the extra equipment. It tastes delicious and you’ll be glad you tried it!

Are These Traditional Gyros?

If you want to make this speciality, you’ll be able to taste Greece from wherever you are. Until this cooking method, making gyros at home would be almost impossible unless you had the right tools (which are hard to come by). This recipe makes homemade gyros accessible!

Why Should You Try This Greek Dish?

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What You Need:

Use a food processor to pulse the onions into a puree. Put the pureed onion in a paper towel and bring together the corners. Squeeze out any excess water from the onion.



Return the onion to the food processor along with the rest of the ingredients (ground beef, ground lamb, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, salt, and pepper). Pulse until everything is fully combined.

Bake the Gyro Meat.



Rest the Gyro Meat. Let the gyro meat rest for about 30 minutes until cooled and dense.


Remove the meat from the loaf pan. Use a serrated knife to cut the gyro meat into slices.


Heat the vegetable oil in a cast iron skillet over medium heat. Add the gyro slices to the pan and fry until the meat is browned on both sides.


ASSEMBLE THE GYRO Assemble in a warm pita with meat, onions, tomatoes, lettuce, and tzatziki sauce.

Don’t forget to make this Easy Tzatziki Sauce to go with your homemade Gyro Meat Recipe.

When making your gyro, wrap the pita in a slightly damp paper towel and microwave it for a few minutes to soften it and warm it.

Expert Tip

The gyro would also be delicious if served with feta cheese or cucumbers.

Expert Tip

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