Lamb & Beef BBQ Gyros

We bet you have seen the gigantic spinning cones of meat at Greek food stands, tasted the succulent meat sliced from the still spinning spit, served with feta and fresh tzatziki on a pillowy steamed pita. This recipe makes it easy to recreate this on your grill, and you will get all those amazing flavors.

Ingredients


  • 1 lb. of ground lamb
  • 1 lb. of ground brisket
  • 2 tbsp of bacon fat
  • 3 tsp of kosher salt
  • 1 tsp of freshly ground black pepper
  • 1.5 tsp of dried oregano
  • 2 cloves of garlic, shredded

Homemade Tzatziki

  • 3/4 cup Balkan or greek style plain yogurt
  • 1/4 cup of mayonnaise
  • 2 cloves of garlic, shredded
  • 1/2 lemon, juiced
  • 2 tbsp of minced cucumber
  • 1 pinchof salt

To Serve

  • Soft Greek Pita
  • Chopped Fresh Tomato
  • Chopped Fresh Cucumber
  • Sliced Red Onion
  • Feta Cheese, crumbled
  • Lettuce
  • French Fries


*PRO TIP – save the drippings from your gyro meat for making gravy later. It’s full-bodied and will give the gravy a depth of flavor that bacon or butter won’t provide.


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Directions


  1. In the bowl of a food processor, combine the meats, bacon fat, salt, pepper, oregano, and garlic. Pulse the meat until everything is thoroughly mixed together, but stop before the meats have liquefied.
  2. Use your hands to form a cylinder and wrap it tightly with plastic wrap. Chill the meat for an hour, or make, up to 24 hours ahead of time.
  3. While the meat is chilling, make some fresh tzatziki, because this sauce is even better when it’s had some time for the flavors to meld. In a bowl, whisk together the yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic, lemon juice, and cucumber. Chill in the fridge until you are ready to serve your gyro.
  4. Preheat the grill to 375°F, preparing for indirect grilling. Place the meat onto a wire rack over a BBQ drip tray. Slow roast the meat until it reaches an internal temperature of 155°F. Remove the gyro meat from the grill and allow it to rest a few minutes before slicing. While the meat is resting, steam the pitas by bringing a pot of water to boil.
  5. Slice the meat as thin as you can. Assemble by spreading fresh tzatziki on a steamed pita, topping that with generous slices of meat, fresh veggies, feta, maybe a little more tzatziki, and a side of fries.

A Wide Range of Flavors

This Lamb & Beef BBQ Gyro recipe is a great meal that is relatively easy to make, and will be loved by friends and family for a great meal.