Smoked Lamb Gyros

by Kevin H. on August 14, 2014 · 0 comments

Gyro 1

Ever so often you have to read a post from your technology/picture expert on the blog, Karen.   It’s usually whenever I have cooked something that Kevin and Patti haven’t tried so I’m forced into it.  Otherwise, I’m happy to just stay behind the scenes.

After enjoying the amazing smoked leg of lamb my brother made, I was the VERY lucky winner of the leftovers!  My husband has a bit of a Mediterranean background, so I knew we would both enjoy this.  Right away I knew I wanted to make gyros.   We have tried gyros at a few different restaurants and really it comes down to how tasty the meat is.  Since I already knew we had fantastic meat to use, I pretty much couldn’t mess this up.

I wasn’t able to find tzatziki sauce at my local grocery store, so I knew I had to attempt to make my own.  I looked online at a few recipes and came up with a really simple version.  I figure it’s better than nothing in a pinch.  The whole recipe was very quick and easy to do.  Great for lunch or a quick dinner!

And I was right, the meat was so good, I didn’t mess it up!

Thanks for the leftovers Kev!  Maybe next time I’ll share a couple pieces with you……maybe.

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Smoked Lamb Gyros

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Cook Time: 2 minutes

Total Time: 7 minutes

Smoked Lamb Gyros


    For Tzatziki Sauce
  • 1.5 C Greek Yogurt, plain
  • 1 English cucumber, diced
  • 2 sprigs dill
  • juice from 1/2 a lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • For Gyro
  • 2 - 3 slices of leftover sliced lamb
  • 1 pocketless pita
  • a few slices of onion
  • 4 cherry tomatoes, diced
  • Feta Cheese


    For Tzatziki Sauce
  1. Placed diced cucumber in a colander and sprinkle with salt to help extract water. Let that sit for a little while and squeeze out as much water as possible.
  2. Combine all ingredients using food processor, blender or immersion blender.
  3. For Gyro
  4. Heat pita in microwave for about 15 seconds
  5. Heat lamb until warm
  6. Spread Tzatziki Sauce on pita
  7. Layer onion slices, tomato, lamb and feta cheese

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