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Lamb Meatball Gyros from TheFoodCharlatan.com

Lamb Meatball Gyros

Take a lamb meatball. (Which, by the way, are amazing. Hello golden raisins.) Toss it on a pita. Dollop on some yogurt. Top with green onions, tomatoes, and lime. Done.
Course Main Course
Cuisine Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 Servings
Calories 574kcal
Author Karen


  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1/4 cup golden raisins
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 English muffin pulsed in a food processor until you have breadcrumbs
  • 1 egg lighten beaten
  • 4 green onions thinly sliced, divided
  • 4 pita breads
  • 1/2 cup Greek yogurt
  • fresh mint leaves for garnish, optional
  • 1/4 cup freshly chopped tomatoes for garnish
  • 1 lime for spritzing
  • salt and pepper To Taste


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • In a large bowl combine the lamb, raisins, cinnamon, breadcrumbs, egg, 3/4 of the green onions, and salt and pepper to taste. Using your hands, form meatballs about the size of a golf ball. Place them on a rimmed baking sheet lined with foil and coated with nonstick spray.
  • Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from the oven, flip the meatballs, and return to the oven for another 10 minutes, or until they are starting to brown.
  • Heat the pita bread in the microwave until soft and pliable.
  • Place 3 to 5 meatballs on each pita bread. Dollop with yogurt and garnish with remaining green onions and tomatoes. Squirt with lime and enjoy!


Source: Bev Cooks


Serving: 1gyro | Calories: 574kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 29g | Fat: 29g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 11g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 124mg | Sodium: 471mg | Potassium: 527mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 267IU | Vitamin C: 9mg | Calcium: 130mg | Iron: 3mg