grilled gyros

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~ grilled gyros ~

Sometimes the craving for gyros will strike when you are no where near a gyro stand or street fair. This happened to us a few nights ago and I decided to create a recipe we can make at home. These flavorful, healthy sandwiches can be made using any meat you like. If you like to strictly use extra lean ground beef or bison just remember to cook them a little less so the meat doesn’t turn out too tough. I like to use a combination of ground beef, and pork…or ground beef pork and lamb if I can find it.

1 lb. ground beef/pork combination

1/2 onion, finely chopped

1 large egg

3 teaspoons fresh lemon zest

1 Tablespoon fresh oregano, chopped fine

1 Tablespoon fresh parsley, chopped fine

1/2 teaspoon fresh rosemary, chopped fine

1 teaspoon garlic powder, or 1 large clove garlic, minced

1/2 teaspoon curry powder

1/2 teaspoon cumin

1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika

1/4 teaspoon ginger

1/4 teaspoon nutmeg

1 Tablespoon tahini

Mix all ingredients well, until evenly incorporated. Form into about 10 small patties and grill until meat thermometer reads that the meat has reached the correct temperature. Don’t over cook.

Serve in pita (we like whole grain) with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, sweet bell peppers, green onion, lettuce or spinach, and kalamata olives. Drizzle with a generous amount of tzatziki, and serve with a side of grilled baba ghanouj!

Enjoy!

~Melissa

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  5 comments for “grilled gyros

  1. KC Quaretti
    July 15, 2012 at 8:52 am

    Melissa, I am so glad you posted this! I’ve been thinking gyros…no chance to find them here in Venice Florida! Just know for sure your recipe wil be fantastic!

    • Melissa
      July 15, 2012 at 8:56 am

      Hi Kc! These turned out really yummy. Not exactly like the ones you get at a gyro stand, but they certainly satisfied the craving! xoxo 😉

  2. July 15, 2012 at 9:30 pm

    The texture and flavor of these gyro patties must be fantastic. Thanks for this great post.

    • Melissa
      July 15, 2012 at 10:38 pm

      They’re really good, as long as they don’t get overcooked and dry out. 😉 thanks for visiting Jackie! xo

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