This is a hassle-free recipe for home-made Gyros (Doner kebab) with oriental spices. Just combine all the ingredients together, put it in the oven and enjoy a delicious meal.
Doner kebab is a famous Turkish street food that has conquered Europe lately. It basically consists of cooking meat in a vertical rotisserie and is usually served in some kind of flatbread or pitta bread with salad. A great treat to your belly after a wild evening out.
In the US it usually comes with the name ?Gyros?, which is the Greek word for meat on a vertical spit. While the Greeks use pork (and sometimes chicken), the Turkish Doner is made with ground lamb. You may also find Doner with a mix of ground lamb and beef.
While you would need a vertical rotisserie to make the real thing, I share with you a simple way to treat yourself with a take-out made at home. I follow the Turkish tradition and use ground lamb with all the essential herbs and spices.
It’s quite easy to make and will look quite impressive for a dinner party. Serve it hot with some warm pitta bread, tzatziki and salad. Get the tzatziki recipe here. Yummy!
Save Print Easy Homemade Lamb Gyros (Doner Kebab) This is a hassle-free recipe for home-made Gyros (Doner kebab) with oriental spices. Just combine all the ingredients together, put it in the oven and enjoy a delicious meal. Author: Socratis Cuisine: Greek Recipe type: Main Serves: 8 Prep time: 15 mins Cook time: 2 hours Total time: 2 hours 15 mins Ingredients 1 kg (2.2 lb) ground lamb. 1 large onion chopped. 2 teaspoons of ground cumin. 3 garlic cloves finely chopped. 4-5 tablespoons of dried oregano. Salt and ground pepper. Instructions Add all of the ingredients in a large bowl and knead well for 3-4 minutes. Cover with cling film and keep in the fridge for a couple of hours. Preheat the oven at 170 Celsius (340 F). Place a large piece of greaseproof paper on your working bench. Use the meat mixtur...