Lamb Gyro With Tzatziki Sauce

Course Main Course


  • 1 lb Ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup Minced red onion
  • 1 tsp Dried oregano
  • 2 cloves Garlic minced
  • 1.5 tsp Ground cumin
  • 1/4 tsp Ground nutmeg
  • 2 tsp Fresh lemon juice
  • 2 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Black pepper

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup Plain greek yogurt
  • 4 cloves Garlic roasted and finely chopped
  • 1/2 Lemon juiced
  • 2 tsp Mint finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup Cucumber without seeds finely chopped
  • Salt to taste


  • 4 rounds Pita or flat bread
  • Lettuce or cabbage sliced
  • Tomatoes sliced
  • Cucumbers sliced


  • Thoroughly combine all meat ingredients in a bowl.
  • Divide into four equal portions and shape into oblong patties about 3” wide, 6” long, 1/2” thick and refrigerate.
  • Meanwhile make the Tzatziki sauce by placing the whole, unpeeled garlic cloves in a small un-oiled skillet over medium low heat and cook for about two minutes per side - until lightly browned. Peel and chop finely.
  • Combine the roasted garlic with the rest of the Tzatziki ingredients. Whisk thoroughly.
  • Grill patties in hot skillet for 3-4 minutes per side. Cut cooked patties into inch wide strips.
  • Spread tzatziki sauce down the center of a flat bread round, add lettuce or cabbage, sliced tomato and sliced cucumber. Add strips of the lamb patties, fold the bread over the lamb, and enjoy.