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Title Gyro 
Preparation time ?? 
Servings ?? 
Ingredients Gyro Meat

1 medium onion, finely chopped or shredded
2 lbs ground lamb (or 1 lb lamb, 1 lb veal)
1 Tbsp finely minced garlic
1 Tbsp dried marjoram
1 Tbsp dried ground rosemary
Garlic powder
1 tsp kosher salt
½ tsp freshly ground black pepper

Tzatziki Sauce:
16 ounces plain yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and finely chopped
Pinch kosher salt
4 cloves garlic, finely minced
1 Tbsp olive oil
1 tsp red wine vinegar
5 to 6 mint leaves, finely minced or dill
Process the onion in a food processor for 10 to 15 seconds and turn out into center of a tea towel. Gather up the ends of the towel and squeeze until almost all of the juice is removed. Discard juice.

Return the onion to the food processor and add the lamb, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, salt and pepper and process until it is a fine paste, approximately 1 minute. Stop the processor as needed to scrape down sides of bowl.

To cook in the oven as meatloaf, proceed as follows:
Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Place the mixture into a loaf pan, making sure to press into the sides of the pan. Place the loaf pan into a water bath and bake for 60 to 75 minutes or until the mixture reaches 165 to 170 degrees F. Remove from the oven and drain off any fat. Place the loaf pan on a cooling rack and place a brick wrapped in aluminum foil directly on the surface of the meat and allow to sit for 15 to 20 minutes, until the internal temperature reaches 175 degrees F. Slice and serve on pita bread with tzatziki sauce, chopped onion, tomatoes and feta cheese.

Tzatziki Sauce

Place yogurt in a tea towel, gather up the edges, suspend over a bowl and drain for 2 hours in the refrigerator.

Place chopped cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze to remove the liquid; discard liquid. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the drained yogurt, cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and mint. Serve as a sauce for gyros. Store in the refrigerator in an airtight container for up to a week.
Yield: 1 ½ cups
Nutritional information  
Credit Mary Jo Owens 
Posted by Tripper 
Posted on Sunday 09 October 2011 - 10:44:50