Lamb Meatball Gyros

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Lamb Meatball Gyros

Prep Time 20 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Course Main Course
Cuisine European
Servings 4 people


For the Tzatziki:

  • ½ cup of Greek yogurt
  • ¼ cup of shredded cucumber
  • 1 tablespoon of chopped dill
  • juice of ½ lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

For the Lamb Meatballs:

  • 1 pound of Strauss ground lamb
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup of panko bread crumbs
  • ½ peeled and small diced yellow onion
  • 2 finely minced cloves of garlic
  • 1 teaspoon of ground cumin
  • 1 ½ teaspoons of salt
  • ¼ teaspoon of ground pepper
  • 4 large pita shells
  • 1 small diced vine ripe tomatoes
  • ½ peeled and thinly sliced red onion
  • 2 cups of thinly sliced green leaf lettuce


  • Preheat the oven to 375°.
  • Tzatziki: Combine all of the ingredients together into a small bowl and mix. Keep cool until serving.
  • Meatballs: Combine the lamb, egg, bread crumbs, onion, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper together into a large bowl and mix.
  • Once combined form 16 meatballs and place them on a sheet tray lined with parchment paper and bake them in the oven for 20 to 22 minutes or until browned and cooked through out.
  • To Assemble: Serve the lamb meat balls on a pita bread slice and add on some tzatziki, diced tomatoes, sliced onions and lettuce.
  • Optional toppings: sliced cucumbers and Israeli salad.