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

5 5

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.

5 5

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

5 5

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.