Total Time
1hr 50mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr 30 mins

I really tasty gryo with tzatziki sauce. Cooking/preparation time does not include 2 hours of refrigeration time for meatloaf.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, garlic, oregano, kosher salt and pepper. Crumble lamb and beef over mixture; mix well.
  2. Pat into an ungreased 9-x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  3. Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 60-70 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°F.
  4. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  5. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  6. For sauce, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  7. Brush pita breads with 1 tablespoon oil; heat on a lightly greased griddle for 1 minute on each side. Keep warm.
  8. Cut meatloaf into very thin slices. In a large skillet, fry meatloaf in remaining oil in batches until crisp.
  9. On each pita bread, layer tomato, onion and meatloaf slices; top with some tzatziki sauce.
  10. Carefully fold pitas in half.
  11. Serve with remaining sauce.
Most Helpful

This is an excellent gyro recipe. I put it in the cuisinart to mix it all up, pressed it in a loaf pan and when it was done baking I drained it and put a brick wrapped in foil on top of it while it cooled (idea from Alton Brown). Sliced it and fried it up. They were delicious.

cam063 May 22, 2010

This was excellent. I made it pretty much as stated and served it with a greek salad (Kittencal's Famous Greek Salad). We only ate half of the meatloaf, I froze the other half. We'll see how it is after the freezer! Thanks

PJH January 28, 2009

I usually make a chicken gyro recipe that i found here but also love the traditional lamb meat, i stumbled across this recipe when i was searching for a friend and holy cow, this was great! Very quick and easy to put together, thanks for a keeper in this household.

Bekeur October 10, 2008