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March 22, 2021 • 0 comments

Classic Greek dish that is easy to make in your own home!


  • (5 tablespoons) Pork Fat (Unrendered Lard)
  • (1 tablespoon) lemon juice
  • (2) garlic cloves, minced
  • (1/4 teaspoon) curry powder
  • (1/2 teaspoon) coarse salt
  • (1/4 teaspoon) ground black pepper
  • (1 1/2 pounds) Gyro Meat
  • (1 cup) plain yogurt
  • (1 cup) sour cream
  • (1/2) cucumber, shredded, with excess liquid squeezed and drained
  • (2) green onions, minced
  • (1 tablespoon) mint, freshly chopped or dried
  • iceberg lettuce, shredded
  • (1) tomato, thinly sliced
  • (1) cucumber, thinly sliced
  • (1) sweet onion, thinly sliced


For Seasoned Lamb:

  1. Whisk together 3 tablespoons of TF lard, lemon juice, garlic, curry powder, salt, and pepper.
  2. Place the TF lamb in a bowl, add the mixture and stir until the meat is well coated.

For Minted Cucumber (Tzatziki) Sauce:

  1. Mix yogurt, sour cream, cucumber, green onions, and mint together, cover, and refrigerate while you prepare the sandwich fillings and cook the meat.

To Assemble the Gyros:

  1. Preheat heavy skillet; warm the remaining lard.
  2. Add the seasoned lamb mixture and toss while sautéing to desired stage of doneness.
  3. Warm the pitas, cut of the top corner of the pockets, and place the cooked lamb inside.
  4. Add the lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and sliced raw onion.
  5. Add a generous portion of the minted cucumber sauce, and if desired, garnish with extra mint.
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