Easy Lamb Gyros


My sister-in-law gave me this idea for making easy lamb gyros at home, so when I looked into my veggie CSA share the other night and saw a cucumber, some tomatoes and a red onion I knew what to do!

Basically, you make a free-form meatloaf using ground lamb and Greek-inspired flavors. You could tweak this to whatever herbs and seasonings you have on hand, but here's what I used:

  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 egg
  • about 1/3 cup breadcrumbs
  • one clove garlic, minced 
  • 1/4 tsp dried oregano
  • salt and pepper to taste
  1. Mix all the ingredients above and form into a loaf on a greased pan.
  2. Bake at 375 degrees for about 25-30 minutes or until a meat thermometer registers 160 degrees.
  3. Finish under the broiler for a few minutes to get a nice browned exterior.

I served this with warmed pitas, sliced tomatoes, cucumbers and onions, feta cheese and a homemade tzatziki, which was adapted from America's Test Kitchen's recipe:

  • 1/2 c. greek yogurt 
  • 1/2 cucumber, diced finely
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 T. dill, minced (or could use parsley, mint, etc).
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

It was so good and all came together in less than an hour. A great way to use your ground lamb for a quick and satisfying weeknight meal.