Meat Loaf Gyros


A great make at home Gyros! Freeze the extra slices for a quick reheat.

Fairly cheap

Meat Loaf Gyros
Preparation time
Cooking time
Waiting time 2h


For 8 Person(s)


  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 6 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 Tbsp(s) Oregano, dried
  • 1 1/2 tsp(s) Kosher Salt
  • 1 tsp(s) Black Pepper
  • 1 lb(s) Lamb, ground
  • 1 lb(s) Turkey, ground
  • 8 Pita Breads
  • 2 Tbsp(s) Olive Oil
  • Tomato, sliced
  • Sweet Onion, thinly sliced


  • 1 cup(s) Yogurt, plain
  • 1 Cucumber, medium, peeled, seeded and diced
  • 2 Tbsp(s) Lemon Juice
  • 2 Garlic Cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp(s) Salt
  • 1/4 tsp(s) Black Pepper

Meat Loaf Gyros Directions

  1. Combine egg, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a large bowl. Mix lamb  and turkey into the mixture kneading it well to thoroughly mix ingredients.
  2. Place the loaf in a ungreased 9 in x 5 in loaf pan.
  3. Bake uncovered at 350º for 60 minutes and a meat thermometer reads 160º.
  4. Cool completely and the refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  5. For Sauce:
  6. Mix yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Refrigerate until ready to serve. 
  7. Cut meat loaf into thin slices about 1/4 inch thick. In a large pan lightly coated with olive oil, fry the meat loaf slices until browning appears.
  8. Warm the pita bread and serve it with tomato, onion and meat loaf slices. top with Tzatziki sauce.


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