Greek Gyro Sandwich


2 lbs of boneless lamb, fat removed, cut into 1 inch cubes or thin slices
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
juice of 1 lemon
2 tbs dried oregano
kosher salt and fresh cracked black pepper to taste
1 onion, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 green peppers, cut in 1 inch pieces
1 tomato sliced into 4 thick slices
1 red onion sliced
1/2 lb feta cheese, cubed in 1 inch pieces
4 pita bread rolls
Tadzhik sauce or yogurt for dressing
This recipe was developed by the ” Astor” a Greek restaurant in Washington D.C..This charcoal broiled lamb dish derives much of its flavor by being encrusted in oregano which gives it a wonderful flavor. The feta cheese also gives this recipe a sharp flavor contrast.

  • Combine olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepperĀ  and mix well.
  • Place lamb cubes in a bowl and marinate for 4 hours.
  • Thread lamb cubes on pre soaked wooden skewers.
  • Brush thoroughly with marinade.
  • Grill over hot charcoal, turning once. about 4 minutes on each side.
  • Heat pita bread in oven or over coals, cut tops and stuff the lamb,tomatoes and onions, evenly between 4 rolls.
  • Fill each pita roll with 1/4 of the feta cheese.
  • Note: you can mix the feta cheese with a creamy plain yogurt as pictured.




4 min


10 min


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