A Truly Fantastic Gyros Recipe

Gyros, Photo by Mai, Flickr commons

Easily make these amazing gyros with only a few simple steps . There are so many thingts to appreciate about a delicious gyro from the tender strips of lamb or sirloin to the delicious sauce with the perfect combination of fresh herbs.

If you love gyros you know you get a craving for them from time to time. More and more restaurants are starting to serve gyros so you no longer have to wait until you are in the big city where a restaurant will serve them or wait even longer for a festival to eat one.

If you choose not to dine out, now you can enjoy making your own gyros on the grill. You may have seen the meat at the restaurant or at the festival hanging. You do not need to have the entire lamb. You can make your gyro with sirloin and only one pound of lamb meat.


What you will need:

1 pound ground sirloin
1 pound ground lamb
2 tsp granulated onion
2 tsp dried oregano
1-1/2 tsp granulated garlic
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp dried marjoram
1 tsp dried thyme
1 tsp freshly ground black pepper
Pita bread
Swiss cheese, sliced
Chopped tomatoes
Chopped red onion

Next you will make the delicious sauce for your gyro.

Tzatziki Sauce
1-1/2 cups Greek yogurt, or drained plain yogurt
1/8 cup honey
1 medium cucumber
1 tsp dried dill
1 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground white pepper
1/4 tsp granulated garlic
1/4 tsp ground cumin
Juice of 1/2 lemon

You must make sure that your dried herbs are fresh. If your dried herbs are over six months old it is time to buy new fresh dried herbs. It does and will make a difference in the taste of your food.

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