- 1 package (10 ounces) frozen chopped spinach, thawed and squeezed dry
- 1 cup dry bread crumbs
- 1 small onion, finely chopped
- 2 large 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.
Freeze option: Securely wrap and freeze cooled meat loaf in plastic wrap and foil. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Unwrap meat loaf; reheat on a greased shallow baking pan in a preheated 350° oven until a thermometer inserted in center reads 165°. Yield: 8 servings.
Light-Bodied Red Wine
Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.
Reviews for Gyro Meat Loaf with Tzatziki Sauce
"I will preface this by saying I do not like meat loaf. This one though is absolutely delicious! I made this tonight and it was a hit. I did half lamb and half beef. Everything else was by the recipe. I used Alton Browns Tzatziki sauce recipe since I couldn't find refrigerated version."
"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."
"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! "
"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!"
"This was quick & easy. I used ground chicken instead of beef/lamb."
"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."
"I really enjoyed this meatloaf! I used 1 lb. ground beef and 1 lb. ground lamb. I served it with cucumbers and pita/hummus on the side. I will definitely make it again!"
"This was good, but it tasted NOTHING like a Gyro. I served it with onion and lemon rice pilaf and glazed carrots."
"Definitely a keeper."
"This meat loaf was awsome! I love lamb and spinach and this was a great comfort food for a chilly Sunday dinner! Even my husband who dispises spinach enjoyed it!"