Sunday, May 31, 2015

Ground Beef Gyros

Ground Beef Gyros
1 lb lean ground beef
1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried oregano
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon onion powder
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
3⁄4 teaspoon pepper

Recommended toppings:
pita bread
3 cups shredded lettuce
1 large tomatoes, sliced or diced
1 red onion, thinly sliced.
Tzatziki Sauce

  1. If needed: prepare and refrigerate Tzatziki Sauce
  2. Add beef and spices to a food processor or stand mixer and process until a fine paste is formed into a ball, approximately 1-3 minutes. Stop the processor as needed to scrape down sides of bowl.
  3. Press into a loaf pan and bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes - or as my lovely and talented friend Julie suggested: form a loaf and bake on a broiling pan to skip step 4. 
  4. Remove from pan immediately and allow excess juices to drain off (onto paper towels or from a cooling rack)
  5. Beginning on the bottom, thinly slice meat. 
  6. (Optional: place sliced meat under the broiler until extra browning occurs)
  7. Serve on pita bread (or tortillas) with lettuce, onion, tomato and Tzatziki Sauce
Optional: make extra and freeze it raw - I freeze it in 2 lb increments in a quart sized freezer bag.

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