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Gyro Loaf

Let’s face it, everyone loves some form of street food whether it’s pretzels, roasted peanuts, hot dogs, sausage and peppers, etc, etc

One of my all time favorite street foods however is the Gyro.  Now I have been told that this is really pronounced “Yee Ro”, but I will leave that to my Greek friends to correct

Anyway if I’m at an event and there is a Gyro guy, I’m getting one, period

So it was important for me to have a way of recreating this at home

Enter the Gyro Loaf!

Now we are going to use ground turkey for this but feel free to use ground lamb, pork, beef or even a mix

Preheat your oven to 350 F

Here we have 3 pounds of ground turkey meat

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Next we will need 3 large eggs, 1 cup of bread crumb (plus more if needed), 2 tablespoons Gyro seasoning, 3 cloves of garlic, 1-10 ounce package of frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained well), 1/2 cup of fresh parsley and 2 teaspoons each of kosher salt and ground black pepper

Click our link to make Gyro Seasoning

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Add the bread crumbs, spinach, gyro seasoning, salt and pepper to the meat

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Put the garlic and parsley in a food processor and chop finely

Add them to the meat as well

Whisk the eggs and pour them in next

Using your hands gently mix all ingredients together

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Spray a roasting pan with some cooking oil

Drop the meat mixture into the pan and form into a loaf

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Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour

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After an hour remove the loaf from the oven and place on a cutting board

Allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing

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Slice this thinly

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We are going traditional Gyro here with some warmed flatbreads, Tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, cucumbers and raw onion

Tzatziki is a great Greek condiment that really works well with Gyros, Chicken Souvlaki and lamb

Click on our link to make your own Tzatziki Sauce

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Now for some assembly

Add 2 slices of Gyro to a flatbread, then top with Tzatziki, tomato, cucumber and onion

Fold the flatbread sides in and wrap with some wax paper

Serve with some extra Tzatziki sauce!

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Enjoy!!!

Simply Sundays! ~ Gyro Loaf

  • Servings: 6-8
  • Difficulty: Medium
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Ingredients

3 pounds of ground turkey

3 eggs

1 cup of plain breadcrumbs (plus more if needed)

2 tablespoons of Gyro Seasoning

10 ounces of frozen spinach (thawed and drained well)

3 garlic cloves

1/2 cup of fresh parsley

2 teaspoons of kosher salt and ground black pepper

For serving

warmed flatbread

tomatoes

cucumbers

raw onions

Tzatziki Sauce

Directions

Place 3 pounds of ground turkey in a large bowl.  To the bowl add 1 cup of plain bread crumbs, 10 ounces of frozen spinach (thawed and drained well), 2 tablespoons of gyro seasoning, 2 teaspoons of kosher salt and ground black pepper

Put 3 garlic cloves and 1/2 cup of fresh parsley in a food processor and chop finely.  Add them to the meat as well.  Whisk the eggs and pour them in next

Using your hands gently mix all ingredients together.  Spray a roasting pan with some cooking oil.  Drop the meat mixture into the pan and form into a loaf.  Place in the oven and cook for 1 hour

After an hour remove the loaf from the oven and place on a cutting board.  Allow it to rest for at least 10 minutes before slicing.  Slice the loaf thinly

Add 2 slices of Gyro to a flatbread, then top with Tzatziki, tomato, cucumber and onion Fold the flatbread sides in and wrap with some wax paper.  Serve with some extra Tzatziki sauce

Tools used to make this recipe

Architec Gripperwood Cutting Board

Pyrex Prepware 4-Quart Rimmed Mixing Bowl

Granite Ware Bake Pan

KitchenAid 3-Speed Hand Blender

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2 comments on “Gyro Loaf

  1. This looks amazing! I am pinning for later!

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