Meat Loaf Gyros Recipe
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Meat Loaf Gyros Recipe

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Being one-time caterers, my husband and I were asked to supervise our church's youth group suppers. This is the recipe I prepared for Greek Night. It was a hit with everyone. Willa Fershee, Corunna, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing
MAKES: 8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1/4 cup finely chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 2 pounds ground beef
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  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 8 pita breads, halved
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 360 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 996 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Press into an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160° drain.
  3. Let stand for 10 minutes. Cut into thin slices. Place the meat loaf, onion and tomato into pita halves; drizzle with yogurt. Yield: 8 servings.
If you're not a fan of yogurt, use creamy cucumber or ranch salad dressing in Meat Loaf Gyros.
Originally published as Meat Loaf Gyros in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p102

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 360 calories, 10 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 58 mg cholesterol, 996 mg sodium, 38 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 28 g protein.

Light-Bodied Red Wine

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

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