Now you can have your favorite Greek food anytime. These Greek lamb gyros are incredibly easy to make so you can satisfy your gyro craving anytime!
Greek food is my favorite. Every time anyone asks me what my favorite food is, Greek is always my answer. Thai is my second favorite. A close second.
But Greek wins out every single time. I live for dolmas and can eat tatziki by the spoonful. My grandmother’s best friends are Greek and they always send her all these different foods, many of which I don’t know the names for, and I eat them with abandon.
I always thought gyros were impossible to make at home. Seeing the meat prepped the way it is in the restaurants made. It wasn’t until one evening I was with a friend who explained the process to me and how her family made them at home. Mind. Blown.
I couldn’t talk for about five seconds straight in the shock of the realization. Still, I was too intimidated to try it for…years. Then one day I decided it was time for me to go out there and just try it. Lo and behold, it was actually pretty easy and it tasted just like what I remembered at my favorite local place at King’s Cross.
There are a couple of special things I do with my lamb gyro meat that makes it a little different from the traditional, however. The most important change is that I took the blenditarian approach.
Blenditarians blend mushrooms into their meat before cooking for a number of purposes. First, it bulks up the meat which can take down the costs, which is really helpful when you are working with meat that can sometimes get a little spendy like lamb.
Furthermore, it adds more nutrients like vitamin D, B vitamins, antioxidants and potassium. They also do a great job at tasting like meat so you can sneak in some extra veggies without anyone being any the wiser.
To get the best consistency, you add everything to the food processor and blend until everything is one cohesive consistency for you to shape. You also don’t need anything special to cook the meat except for a baking dish and a rimmed baking sheet.
Lamb Gyro Meat
Serving Size: 1 gyro
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 294 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 135mg Sodium: 496mg Carbohydrates: 12g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 3g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 23g
Serving Size: 2 tablespoons
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 36 Total Fat: 2g Saturated Fat: 0g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 1mg Sodium: 84mg Carbohydrates: 2g Net Carbohydrates: 0g Fiber: 0g Sugar: 1g Sugar Alcohols: 0g Protein: 3g