My family loves these! We substitute ground turkey for the lamb and use lean ground beef. I usually pair it with a tabouli salad and hummus with pita bread or pita chips.
kimprice Posted: 03/09/09
janeysmompa Posted: 08/30/09
When I make these, I make them with 95% lean ground beef (no lamb) and instead of forming them into a loaf, I form them into VERY, VERY thin burger patties and cook them on a very well oiled grill. (Because they are so thin, they'd stick without a well-oiled grate.) Then I serve them on pita as the recipe's written. We love them this way and they really do taste just like a gyro.
CShaunessy Posted: 02/01/12
I like this recipe a lot but I make a few changes. I use one pound of lamb and one pound of sirloin, double the spices and then add a little cumin. I form them into small burger patties and sautee them a little on the stove and finish them in the oven.
kmazyck Posted: 09/08/12
We love these, and I also do a 2lb batch, multiplying the spices by 2 1/2 to get the correct ratio. Serve on a warm pita with a slice of feta, and they are wonderful. And gyro loaves do very well in the freezer too. Definitely worth a try!!
vivian94 Posted: 10/24/13
Sorry,but this isn't gyros. I am from Greece and we only make gyros from pork or chicken..we don't use lamb or beef. Only in Turkey where they don't eat pork, they make their own version of gyros, called doner, where they use beef