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Gyro Meat

Gyro Meat

  • Author: Caitlin
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
  • Yield: 24 slices 1x
  • Category: Greek
  • Method: Baked
  • Cuisine: Greek
  • Diet: Low Calorie


This easy baked gyro meat is only 186 calories per 3 pieces of meat and tastes just like the meat you'd get your favorite Greek restaurant!


  • 2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp fresh black pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh oregano leaves
  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 5 slices of bacon, cut into 1/2 inch slices
  • 1/2 yellow onion, cut into 1 inch chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves, sliced


  1. Add 2 tsp salt, 1/2 tsp black pepper, and 2 Tbsp oregano to 1 lb of ground lamb and mix together. Cover and refrigerate overnight or for at least 1 hour.
  2. Once you're ready to cook your gyro meat, preheat your oven to 300 degrees. Toss the 5 slices of bacon pieces, 1/2 yellow onion chunks and 2 sliced garlic cloves into a food processor with the lamb. Process until mixture turns into a weirdly smooth meat puree that looks like strawberry sherbert.
  3. Line a baking sheet with foil and scoop your meat mixture into the middle of the foil. Wet your hands with water and form the meat into an 8x5 meat log.
  4. Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center of the meat reaches 155 degrees with a meat thermometer
  5. Remove from the oven and let rest for 15 minutes. Switch your oven over to broil and raise your top oven rack up to 1 1/2 to 2 inches below the broiler element.
  6. Slice the meat into 1/8-1/4 inch slices. This should make about 24 pieces of gyro meat.
  7. Place the sliced gyro pieces onto a foil lined baking sheet and broil for about 2-4 minutes on each side. Watch closely because the broiler works fast! You'll know they're done once the meat is brown and crispy around the edges.
  8. You can use the gyro meat to make pitas or salads. Simply top with diced tomatoes and cucumbers, sliced onions, and tzatziki sauce!
  9. Enjoy!! πŸ™‚


Leftovers can be microwaved for 30 seconds.

Keywords: gyro, lamb meat, greek, dinner, low calorie dinner, make-ahead lunch

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