Greek Gyro Meatloaf

Greek Gyro Meatloaf is a delicious and easy twist on traditional Gyro meat.  Garlic, onion, and spices mixed with lean ground beef and lamb baked into a meatloaf.  So delicious, you will make this over and over again!

 

Ground beef and lamb mixed with onion, garlic, and Greek spices formed into a meatloaf and baked.

 

Greek food is one of my favorite cuisines.  I love it so much and try to make Greek inspired meals at least once a month at home.  My love for Greek food started when I first moved to Indianapolis and ate an authentic Gyro for the first time.  My Greek Gyro Meatloaf is a delicious and easy twist on traditional Gyro meat.  Garlic, onion, and spices mixed with lean ground beef and lamb baked into a meatloaf.  So delicious, you will make this over and over again!

 

Traditional Gyro meat is cooked on a vertical rotisserie and is one of the most delicious things ever.  I’ve been trying for years to figure out how to recreate this and home, and finally I figured it out.  The best & easiest way to recreate Gyro meat at home is to bake the ground meat in a loaf pan.  This recipe can be made ahead of time, in fact, sometimes I prepare the meatloaf, cover it tightly, and let it sit in the refrigerator overnight to bake the next day.

 

To start, add onion to a food processor and process until onion is finely chopped.

 

onion in a food processor

   

 

Place onion mixture into a cheese cloth or tea towel and roll the towel up.  Squeeze the towel to remove the moisture from the onion.  Remove any liquid from the food processor then add the onion back.  To the food processor add garlic, oregano, cumin, dill, salt, pepper, oil, beef, and lamb.  Pulse into mixture is well combined.

 

Ground beef and lamb in food processor

 

Grease a loaf pan and add the meat mixture to the pan, pressing down into an even layer.

 

Ground beef and lamb formed into a meatloaf pan

 

Cook for 1 hour until internal temperature reaches 165°F.  Allow meat to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.

 

Ground beef and lamb mixed with onion, garlic, and Greek spices formed into a meatloaf and baked.

 

This meat is SO delicious and packed with amazing flavor.  I like to slice up the meat thin and heat it up in a greased skillet to get the meat a little crispy.  Serve the meat in pita bread and top with my Homemade Tzatziki Sauce!  My husband LOVES this and so do my two toddlers!

 

Ground beef and lamb mixed with onion, garlic, and Greek spices formed into a meatloaf and baked.

 

I hope you enjoy these bites of flavor!

Greek Gyro Meatloaf

A delicious and easy twist on traditional Gyro meat.  Garlic, onion, and spices mixed with lean ground beef and lamb baked into a meatloaf.  So delicious, you will make this over and over again! 
1 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 1 hr
Total Time 1 hr 5 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • Half Large Red Onion, Roughly chopped
  • 4 Cloves Garlic, Peeled
  • 1 Tablespoon Dried Oregano
  • 1 Tablespoon Cumin
  • ½ Teaspoon Dried Dill
  • ½ Teaspoon Salt
  • ¼ Teaspoon Pepper
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 1 Pound 92% Lean Ground Beef
  • 1 Pound Ground Lamb

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 400°.
  • To a food processor, add onion and process until onion is finely chopped. Place onion mixture into a cheese cloth or tea towel and roll the towel up. Squeeze the towel to remove the moisture from the onion. Remove any liquid from the food processor then add the onion back.
  • To the food processor add garlic, oregano, cumin, dill, salt, pepper, oil, beef, and lamb. Pulse into mixture is well combined.
  • Grease a loaf pan and add the meat mixture to the pan, pressing down into an even layer.
  • Cook for 1 hour until internal temperature reaches 165°F. Allow meat to rest for 10 minutes before slicing.
  • Optional: After slicing meat, heat slices in an oiled skillet for a few minutes to add a nice crust on the meat.

Notes

**You can make this meatloaf ahead of time!  Just follow all the steps until you add the raw meat into the loaf pan, then cover tightly with plastic wrap and foil.  Refrigerate overnight then bake the next day.
**Cooked meatloaf can be frozen up to 3 months.

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    John Watts
    March 11, 2024 at 2:41 pm Didn’t taste like gyro meat I’ve ever had. Cumin was overpowering.

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