Gyro Meat Loaf with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe
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Gyro Meat Loaf with Tzatziki Sauce Recipe

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A spin on a classic meat loaf, I love this because I can sneak spinach in on my meat-and-potatoes family. Serve the meat loaf with Greek-style potatoes or a Greek salad. I also get to make a whole other meal the next night with the leftovers—gyros. —Mandy Rivers, Lexington, South Carolina
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
  • 1 cup dry bread crumbs
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1/4 cup grated Romano cheese
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds ground lamb or beef
  • 1 cup refrigerated tzatziki sauce

Nutritional Facts

1 slice with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 354 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 472 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble lamb over mixture and mix well. Shape into a loaf and place in a greased 11x7-in. baking dish.
  2. Bake, uncovered, 55-60 minutes or until no pink remains and a thermometer reads 160°. Let stand 15 minutes before slicing. Serve with tzatziki sauce. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Gyro Meat Loaf with Tzatziki Sauce in Taste of Home February/March 2012, p37

Nutritional Facts

1 slice with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 354 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 472 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.

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Reviewed Mar. 14, 2013

"This is delicious & satisfies the craving for gyros. I've made it twice in the past 2 weeks. I used ground turkey in place of the lamb. I like that there's spinach hiding in it, but you can't taste it."

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Reviewed Apr. 10, 2012

"Thanks for including your recipe for the Tzatziki Sauce using plain Greek yogurt.  This is great for a guilt-free way to really slather on the sauce!  Smile

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Reviewed Apr. 9, 2012

"This now is my favorite meatloaf recipe! It's absolutely delicious! I think I might make my own tzatziki sauce next time using Greek plain low-fat yogurt. As a Pacific NW transplant, I miss all the wonderful Greek food of the Chicago area. I can make this whenever I get a hankering for the flavor!"

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Reviewed Mar. 25, 2012

"This was quick & easy. I used ground chicken instead of beef/lamb."

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Reviewed Mar. 12, 2012

"I had this meatloaf today and it was excellent. However I made my own Tzatziki sauce with 8 ozs Greek yogurt, small cucumber, 2 crushed garlic cloves, pinch salt, 1 1/2 tsp olive oil, 1 tsp red wine vinegar and 1/4 tsp mint and it was all very delicious and will make it again."

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