Low carb gyros at home?? Yes, you can make delicious gyros at home and keep your carb count low while you do it! We are using a lamb/ground beef mix for authentic flavor. Aside from the awesome gyro flavor, the best part of this recipe is less than 30 minute prep time!! Let’s get started…
The above pic shows the seasonings you will use to get authentic gyros flavor. Tip: check the dates on your herbs and spices- the fresher they are the better.
The pic above shows the meats and seasonings in the food processor ready to begin mixing.
Here is the meat and seasoning mixture after 2 minutes in the food processor. This step is important because it helps to distribute the fat and seasonings throughout the meat.
The gyro meatballs ready for baking. I used a small cookie dough scoop to make uniformly sized meatballs and placed them on a rack to allow fat to drip away. Shaping the meat into small meatballs speeds up the cooking time. Prep your tzatziki sauce while the meatballs cook. This meal can definitely be made ahead and served later. I tried this and it worked great!
The finished gyro on a romaine leaf ready for serving. Romaine leaves make a great wrap because they are large and sturdy. If your family or dinner guests prefer a traditional gyros, simply warm up a few pitas and serve.
A delicious and easy low carb gyro that you can have on the table in under 30 minutes.
- 1/2 lb ground beef, lean
- 1 lb ground lamb
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 tsp oregano
- 2 tsp onion powder
- 1.5 tsp salt
- 3/4 tsp ground black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 10 oz. plain Greek yogurt
- 1 small cucumber,diced
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1 tsp olive oil
- salt & pepper
- romaine lettuce leaves
- red onion, sliced
- roma tomatoes, sliced
- feta cheese, crumbled
Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
Combine all meatball mixture ingredients in food processor. Process for 2 minutes until well mixed.
Scoop into small meatballs and bake on a rack for 10 minutes or until fully cooked.
Combine all tzatziki ingredients and stir until well mixed.
To serve: Place romaine leaf on plate and top with meatballs, onions,tomatoes, feta and tzatziki as desired.
1 Gyro (5 meatballs, 1/4 cup tzatziki sauce, romaine, onion, tomatoes,1 Tbsp feta):
Calories-383, Carbohydrate-8gm, Protein-30gm, Fat-30gm