Grecian Meatloaf Gyros

Grecian Meatloaf Gyros created by puppitypup

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

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1hr 50mins
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  • In a large bowl, combine the egg, garlic, oregano, kosher salt and pepper. Crumble lamb and beef over mixture; mix well.
  • Pat into an ungreased 9-x5x3-inch loaf pan.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350°F for 60-70 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°F.
  • Cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  • For sauce, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving.
  • Brush pita breads with 1 tablespoon oil; heat on a lightly greased griddle for 1 minute on each side. Keep warm.
  • Cut meatloaf into very thin slices. In a large skillet, fry meatloaf in remaining oil in batches until crisp.
  • On each pita bread, layer tomato, onion and meatloaf slices; top with some tzatziki sauce.
  • Carefully fold pitas in half.
  • Serve with remaining sauce.
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"I really tasty gryo with tzatziki sauce. Cooking/preparation time does not include 2 hours of refrigeration time for meatloaf."

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  1. cam063
    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.
  2. PJH7367
    This was excellent. I made it pretty much as stated and served it with a greek salad (recipe #66596). We only ate half of the meatloaf, I froze the other half. We'll see how it is after the freezer! Thanks
  3. Bekeur
    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.
  4. Darkhunter
    I was also surprised that the meat loaf needed no filler. I was also a little bit anxious about the amount of oregano. But everything was perfection. We love tsztziki sauce and I always have to make more than called for. This was so, so good. Thnx for posting, Sassy, will definitely have this again. Made for My-3-Chefs 2008.
  5. puppitypup
    LOVED IT! We had a pita buffet tonight with two different pita recipes. Both were absolutely delicious. I was surprised that there are no bread crumbs in the meatloaf, but it came out just right. The seasonings are perfect and the sauce is delicious. In fact, I ended up making more of the sauce to use for dipping pita chips. I had to use roasted bell peppers rather than tomatoes because of the recall, I think they were the perfect accompaniment! Thank you for posting a keeper Sassy! Made for ZWT, please see my rating system as I rate tougher than most.
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