Prep 30 mins
Cook 3 hrs
These tasty meatloaf Sandwiches are of Middle Eastern origin. Greeks, Turks, and Lebanese all lay claim to it. It has become a popular dish in Canada.
- 3 lbs lean hamburger
- 3⁄4 cup breadcrumbs
- 2 teaspoons pepper
- 1 -2 teaspoon red cayenne pepper (depending on your taste)
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons oregano
- 3 teaspoons paprika
- 2 teaspoons onion powder
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 2⁄3 cup canned milk
- 2⁄3 cup sugar
- 2 tablespoons white vinegar
- 1⁄2 teaspoon garlic powder
- pita bread
- chopped onion
- sliced tomatoes
- For Meatloaf: Combine all ingredients in a large bowl.
- Knead for 20 minutes.
- Shape into two tightly formed loaves.
- Bake on broiler pan for 2 to 2 1/2 hours at 300 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Cool loaves and slice thin.
- Meat can be frozen for future use.
- For Sauce: Stir canned milk, sugar and garlic powder until sugar is dissolved.
- Slowly add vinegar and continue mixing.
- Let sauce sit for at least one hour in refrigerator before using.
- For Sandwich: Heat thin sliced donair meat in a frying pan.
- Dip a pita bread in water and fry in frying pan to soften.
- Place a small amount of sauce on bread.
- Top with meat, chopped onions and tomatoes and finish off with more sauce.
- Roll up or serve open face on a plate.
This was a very good recipe. Instead of 3 pounds of beef, I used ground pork, veal and lamb. The meatloaf part was extremely easy to prepare, and turned out great. Instead of cutting it in thin slices, I cut each loaf in three and froze those parts separately. (A few days later…) After defrosting them in the microwave for about a minute, they were very easy to cut into thin slices. I then heated those on a frying pan. This is definitely a keeper, and I'm extremely delighted to have found this recipe. I was able to make 2 decent sized sandwiches with the 1/3 of a loaf. As a student, this is perfect: great taste, a change from the ordinary, very fast and easy to have a meal ready from frozen and it gives me a lot of meals. (in my case, 6) Thanks again 1Steve!
This was a great dinner for DH and I, we both really liked it.This one has a home in my recipe book and will be enjoyed many times, I'm sure. Thanks for posting :) Harmony
Excellant Recipe!!! My family loves it! We altered the ingrediants a bit for our taste but it was great. Instead of kneading for 20 mins we stuck it in a food mixer on high and it made it the same texture as real Donair meat!