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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Bake for 35-40 minutes or until the center of the meat reaches 155 degrees with a meat thermometer
- 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.
- Slice the meat into 1/8-1/4 inch slices. This should make about 24 pieces of gyro meat.
- 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.
- You can use the gyro meat to make pitas or salads. Simply top with diced tomatoes and cucumbers, sliced onions, and tzatziki sauce!
- Enjoy!! 🙂
Leftovers can be microwaved for 30 seconds.
Keywords: gyro, lamb meat, greek, dinner, low calorie dinner, make-ahead lunch