Gyro Meat Recipe

Looking for an easy Gyro Meat recipe? Learn how to make Gyro Meat using healthy ingredients.


Submitted by kpalmquist

Makes 6 servings



Serve this with pita bread, tzatziki sauce, chopped onion, tomatoes, and feta cheese.

Recipe Ingredients for Gyro Meat

1 medium onion, chopped
2 lbs ground lamb
1 T garlic, finely minced
1 T dried marjoram
1 T dried ground rosemary
2 t kosher salt
1/2 t black pepper, freshly ground

Recipe Directions for Gyro Meat

  1. Process the onion in a food processor for 10 to 15 seconds and turn out into the center of a tea towel. Gather up the ends of the towel and squeeze until almost all the juice is removed. Discard juice.

  2. Return the onion to the food processor and add the lamb, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, salt, and pepper and process until it is a fine paste, approximately 1 minute. Stop the processor as needed to scrape down sides of bowl.

  3. To cook in the oven as a meatloaf, process as follows:

  4. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

  5. Place the mixture into a loaf pan, making sure to press into the sides of the pan. Place the loaf pan into a water bath and bake for 60 to 75 minutes or until the mixture reaches 165 to 170 degrees. Remove from the oven and drain off any fat. Place the loaf pan in a cooling rack an place a brick wrapped in aluminum foil directly to the surface of the meat and allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 175 degrees. Slice and serve.

  6. To cook on a rotisserie, process as follows:

  7. Form the meat mixture into a loaf shape and place on top of 2 overlapping pieces of plastic wrap that are at least 18 inces long. Roll the mixture in the plastic wrap tightly, making sure to remove any air pockets. Once the meat is completely rolled in the wrap, twist the ends of the plastic wrap until the surface of the wrap is tight. Store in refrigerator for at least 2 hours or up to overnight, to allow the mixture to firm up.

  8. Preheat grill to high.

  9. Place the meat onto the rotisserie skewer. Place a double-thick piece of aluminum foil folded into a tray directly under the meat to catch any drippings. Cook on high for 15 minutes. Decrease the heat to medium and continue to cook for another 20 to 30 minutes or until the internal temperature of the meat reaches 165 degrees. Turn off the heat and allow to continue to spin for another 10 to 15 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 175 degrees.

Categories

Main Dish

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 173.9g
Amount Per Serving
Calories
294
Calories from Fat
101
% Daily Value*
Total Fat
11.2g
17%
Saturated Fat
4.0g
20%
Trans Fat
0.0g
Cholesterol
136mg
45%
Sodium
892mg
37%
Potassium
551mg
16%
Total Carbohydrates
2.8g
1%
Dietary Fiber
0.7g
3%
Sugars
0.8g
Protein
42.8g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 4%
Calcium 4% Iron 23%
* Based on a 2000 calorie diet

Nutritional details are an estimate and should only be used as a guide for approximation.
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Health Information

Nutrition Grade
96% confidence
B
  Good points
  • Very low in sugar
  • High in niacin
  • High in phosphorus
  • Very high in selenium
  • Very high in vitamin B12
  • High in zinc
  •   Bad points
  • High in cholesterol
  • High in sodium
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