Beef/Elk · Favorite Recipes

Mediterranean Meatball Gyros

The Hubs and I love gyros! We have this sweet little gyro family business in our town and they are the best out of the 3-4 that we have. They are always busy and seriously the best gyro shop. Only problem? We live 20 minutes of town and gyros just don’t taste as good when luke warm and we don’t have the money to buy them as much as would want to.

I have toyed with the idea of making gyros for a while now. I have found a few different recipes and finally decided to start with this one. Meatballs just aren’t the same texture wise, but for now, it’s a good substitute.

And one more thing… This recipe looks a lot more complicated than it is. It’s pretty easy. I promise.

1 cup Greek Yogurt
1/4 cup grated Cucumber
1 tsp minced Garlic
1 tsp EVOO
1 tbsp Dill
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black Pepper
1 tbsp Lemon Juice

1 lb Ground Beef
1/4 cup dry Italian Breadcrumbs
1 Egg
2 tbsp Parsley
1 tbsp Minced Garlic
1/2 tsp ground Cumin
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Black pepper

1 cup finely diced Cucumbers
1 cup finely diced Tomatoes
1/2 cup finely diced Red Onion (opt)
1 tbsp Parsley
S&P to taste

Combine the greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, EVOO, dill, S&P.
Mix in the lemon juice and store to combine.
Taste and adjust the flavor to your liking.
Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.

Preheat oven to 425*F.
In a large mixing bowl, combine the beef, breadcrumbs, egg, parsley, minced garlic, cumin, S&P.
Mix well to combine and then form into meatballs using 1/8 measuring cup.
Roll into balls and place on a lightly greased baking sheet covered with parchment paper.
Cook for about 10-15 minutes until no longer pink.
When they are cooked through, remove and set them aside to rest.

While the meatballs are cooking, dice up the cucumbers, tomatoes, red onion, and parsley and combine in a serving dish.
Add S&P to taste.

Turn the over to broil on low and place the flatbread on a baking sheet.
Broil for a few minutes on each side until lightly toasted.
Keep the oven ajar and keep watch so they don’t burn.

Place about 4 meatballs down the center of each flatbread.
Spoon a generous amount of Tzatziki sauce down the center next to the meatballs.
Top with a heaping spoonful of the tomato and cucumber salad.
Wrap up and enjoy!



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