homemade greek lamb gyros

Homemade Lamb Gyro meat - video tutorial

Gyros are one of my favorite meals and while I don't have a rotisserie at home so this is the best way I've found to make them at home and get the great outer texture
Course Main dish
Cuisine Greek
Keyword gyro recipe, homemade gyros, lamb gyros
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 329kcal
Author Ashlee Marie


  • 1 medium onion
  • 2 lbs ground lamb
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 Tbsp dried marjoram
  • 1 1/2 ts dried rosemary
  • 2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper


  • preheat the oven to 325
  • put the onion in a food processor and process
  • turn out onto a tea towel, gather the ends and squeeze until all the juice is removed - return to the food processor
  • add the lamb, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, oregano, salt and pepper and process until it's a paste
  • place the meatloaf onto a jelly roll pan and shape into a rectangle about 1 1/2-2 inches tall - don't forget to add a meat thermometer
  • bake at 325 until the meat hits 155-160
  • take out of the oven and let rest for 10 mins
  • turn the oven to broil
  • then slice the meat thin and lay out flat on a baking sheet (or two)
  • broil 2-3 mins, or until the meat starts to crisp on the edges
  • Serve on a pita bread with tzatziki sauce, thinly sliced red onions, diced tomato and feta cheese!



Calories: 329kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Cholesterol: 82mg | Sodium: 358mg | Potassium: 277mg | Fiber: 0g | Sugar: 0g | Vitamin A: 25IU | Vitamin C: 1.7mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2.1mg