Meatball Gyros Recipe

Meatball gyrosMy husband and I like this so much that we included this in our meal lineup almost every week during the summer and now that it has cooled down I still find myself craving it every now and again. This is the result of researching falafels before our Paris trip (can you believe we didn’t even know what they were!?) and trying to create something similar looking with what we had on hand. So not very authentic and actually much closer to Greek gyros. The best part though? One batch will serve about four adults and you might even have a little leftovers for lunch.


  • 500 g Ground Beef
  • Salt and Pepper
  • 1 tsp BBQ Spice
  • 1 Egg, beat
  • 100 ml Bread Crumbs
  • 1 tsp Worcester Sauce
  • Sunflower Oil, to fry
  • 1 Red Onion, finely sliced
  • Half a cucumber, grated or finely diced
  • 1oo ml Greek yoghurt
  • 1 Clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp Lemon juice
  • 4 Pita breads

DIY Meatball GyrosMethod:

  1. Combine the mince, flavouring, egg, Worcester sauce and bread crumbs together and form little balls approx 3 cm in diameter.
  2. Heat some oil in a large frying pan and add the meat balls, making sure to brown them on all sides.
  3. Add some water and let it simmer for approximately three minutes, until the water has boiled off.
  4. Combine the cucumber, yoghurt, garlic and lemon juice together and season with pepper to taste.
  5. Toast the pitas, slice them open and fill up with red onion, meat balls and tzatziki.
  6. Serve warm and enjoy!


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