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GYRO LOAF WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE

A delightful twist on a meatloaf, bringing a fusion of Greek to an American staple. Try it once, we know you’ll be back for more.

Details

Servings

6 servings

Prep time

2 hours (including sauce preparation)

Cooking time

1 hour 15 minutes

Calories

292 kcal

Ingredients

  • TSATZIKI SAUCE
  • 1 cup sour cream

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped or shredded and squeezed dry

  • ½ tsp garlic powder

  • ½ tsp fine sea salt

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh parsley

  • 1 tbsp finely chopped fresh dill, or ¼ tsp dried dill weed

  • GYRO LOAF
  • 680g/1½ pounds ground lamb or beef

  • ¾ cup finely chopped mushrooms

  • ½ cup diced red onions

  • ¼ cup diced black olives

  • 227g (8oz) feta cheese, cut into ¼-inch dice, plus extra for garnish

  • ½ cup powdered Parmesan cheese

  • ¼ cup tomato sauce

  • 1 large egg

  • 1 tsp Greek seasoning

  • 1 tsp dried oregano leaves

  • 1 clove garlic, smashed to a paste

  • Diced red onions, for garnish

  • Diced tomatoes, for garnish

Directions

  • To make the tzatziki sauce, combine all of the sauce ingredients in a small bowl. Stir everything together thoroughly. Place the sauce in the refrigerator for 1 to 2 hours to chill. (Please keep in mind that it can be made up to 3 days ahead of time.)
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F. Have an 8-by-4-inch loaf pan on hand.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine all of the ingredients for the gyro loaf and mix well with your hands.
  • Fill the loaf pan halfway with the meat mixture. Bake for 55 minutes, or until the loaf’s internal temperature reaches 73°C/160°F. Allow for a 10-minute rest before slicing. Garnish with red onions, tomatoes, and extra feta cheese and serve with the tzatziki sauce.
  • Refrigerate leftovers in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Reheat the gyro loaf in a baking dish for 5 minutes, or until warmed through, in a preheated 180°C/350°F oven.

Nutrition Facts

6 servings per container


  • Amount Per ServingCalories292
  • % Daily Value *
  • Total Fat 8.3g 13%
    • Saturated Fat 0.9g 5%
  • Sodium 1079mg 45%
  • Total Carbohydrate 41.4g 14%
    • Sugars 5.2g
  • Protein 12.3g 25%

    * The % Daily Value tells you how much a nutrient in a serving of food contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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