Traditional Gyro Meat Recipe

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Traditional Gyro Meat
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  1. Place the onion in a food processor, and process until finely chopped. Scoop the onions onto the center of a towel, gather up the ends of the towel, and squeeze out the liquid from the onions. Place the onions into a mixing bowl along with the lamb and beef. Season with the garlic, oregano, cumin, marjoram, rosemary, thyme, black pepper, and salt. Mix well with your hands until well combined. Cover, and refrigerate 1 to 2 hours to allow the flavors to blend.
  2. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).
  3. Place the meat mixture into the food processor, and pulse for about a minute until finely chopped and the mixture feels tacky. Pack the meat mixture into a 7x4 inch loaf pan, making sure there are no air pockets. Line a roasting pan with a damp kitchen towel. Place the loaf pan on the towel, inside the roasting pan, and place into the preheated oven. Fill the roasting pan with boiling water to reach halfway up the sides of the loaf pan.
  4. Bake until the gyro meat is no longer pink in the center, and the internal temperature registers 165 degrees F (75 degrees C) on a meat thermometer, 45 minutes to 1 hour. Pour off any accumulated fat, and allow to cool slightly before slicing thinly and serving.
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Nutrition Facts

Per ServingPer 100 g
Amount Per 1 Serving
Calories 2208.77 Kcal (9248 kJ)
Calories from fat 1477.86 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 164.21g 253%
Cholesterol 612.23mg 204%
Sodium 1166.79mg 49%
Potassium 2540.96mg 54%
Total Carbs 12.58g 4%
Sugars 2.43g 10%
Dietary Fiber 3.63g 15%
Protein 165.24g 330%
Vitamin C 8.2mg 14%
Iron 22.4mg 124%
Calcium 247.1mg 25%
Amount Per 100 g
Calories 225.36 Kcal (944 kJ)
Calories from fat 150.79 Kcal
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 16.75g 253%
Cholesterol 62.47mg 204%
Sodium 119.05mg 49%
Potassium 259.25mg 54%
Total Carbs 1.28g 4%
Sugars 0.25g 10%
Dietary Fiber 0.37g 15%
Protein 16.86g 330%
Vitamin C 0.8mg 14%
Iron 2.3mg 124%
Calcium 25.2mg 25%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
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  • salty
  • savory
  • bitter
  • sweet
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Weightwatchers Points

  • 57.1
  • 58

Good Points

  • saturated fat free,
  • low sodium,
  • sugar free

Bad Points

  • High in Sodium,
  • High in Total Fat

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