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Meat Loaf Gyros

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Bake: 1-1/4 hours + standing


8 servings

Updated: Jun. 16, 2022
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


  • 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 lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 1 large tomato, thinly sliced
  • 8 pita breads, halved
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt


  1. In a large bowl, combine the first eight ingredients. Crumble beef over mixture and mix well.
  2. Press into an ungreased 9x5-in. loaf pan. Bake at 350° for 1-1/4 to 1-1/2 hours or until no pink remains and a 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.
Editor's Note: If you're not a fan of yogurt, use creamy cucumber or ranch salad dressing in Meat Loaf Gyros.

Nutrition Facts

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

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