Gyro Meat Sandwich Filling with Tzatziki (Satziki) Sauce

Gyro Meat Sandwich Filling with Tzatziki (Satziki) Sauce

6 reviews, 5 star(s). 83% would make again

Ready in 10 minutes

These savory meats are seasoned just right for a great pita sandwich! The cucumber sauce is spooned liberally on top, and may also may be served as a side dish to any lamb dish.


1/2 pound ground beef
1/2 pound ground lamb
1 tablespoon chopped fresh oregano; or 1 teaspoon dried
1 teaspoon minced garlic
salt and freshly ground pepper to taste
Pita bread
slices of raw white onion
fresh parsley, optional
Tzatziki Sauce
1 cup plain nonfat yogurt; made without gelatin
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup finely chopped cucumber; about 1 medium
1 teaspoon minced garlic
1/2 teaspoon white pepper
1 dash sugar
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil

Original recipe makes 8 Servings



Combine all ingredients and cook immediately or place in the refrigerator for 1 to several hours. Cook in a large skillet until meat is no longer pink, Drain well. Serve wrapped in a pita with Tzatziki, slices of onion, and fresh parsley, if desired.

Makes 2 cups (8 one-quarter cup servings).

Tzatziki (Satziki) Sauce - Gyro Sauce

Place yogurt in a small colander lined with several layers of cheesecloth or coffee filters. Place colander over a small bowl into which whey will drain. Place colander and bowl in the refrigerator for approximately 2 hours. Discard whey. Combine thickened yogurt (yogurt "cheese") with remaining ingredients and refrigerate for several hours.

Makes 1 to 1 1/2 cups.

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I would just appreciate it if the picture was actually of the recipe listed. So tired of that.
jenisegyurnekfalan 9m ago

Delicious and easy, love the tzatziki sauce!
Mothai 1y ago

Best and easiest recipe for Gyros Ive ever found and much better for u than fast food, gotta say. Plenty flavorsome too, we gobbled 2 or more up right quick, I hadda mix up more, good thing it took no time flat. Def a favorite.
Aimeelady 2y ago

macchicks 2y ago

Delicious! Had no problem following recipe.
Raiju 4y ago

Great use of leftover leg of lamb. Husband loved it
jessicafunkbowen 4y ago

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