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!!