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Gyro Meat Loaf with Tzatziki Sauce

 Gyro Meat Loaf with Tzatziki Sauce
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
8 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 55 min. + standing


  • 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


  • 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.
  • 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.
Nutritional Facts: 1 slice with 2 tablespoons sauce equals 354 calories, 21 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 136 mg cholesterol, 472 mg sodium,

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Gyro Meat Loaf with Tzatziki Sauce (continued)

Nutritional Facts: 15 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 26 g protein.
Wine: Light-Bodied Red Wine: Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.