American Lamb Gyro


June 20, 2022

Recipe provided by Two Purple Figs • Two Purple Figs, courtesy of the American Lamb Board (American Lamb Gyro | American Lamb).



2 lbs Boneless lamb sirloin

1 tsp Salt

1 tsp Pepper

2 tbsp Garlic paste or use 4 cloves minced garlic

1 tbsp Oregano

2 tbsp Lemon juice

pinch Nutmeg (optional)

2 tbsp Olive oil

Tzatziki Sauce

1 cup Greek yogurt

1/2 cup Cucumber, grated & squeeze dried

1/2 tsp Garlic paste or 1 garlic clove, minced

1 tsp Lemon juice

2 tbsp Fresh herbs, minced (dill, mint and oregano)

Salt to taste


8 Pita breads - Greek style thick pita breads or Naan breads, charred preferably

2/3 cup Sliced cucumbers

1 cup Sliced tomatoes

2 Red onions, sliced

1 Lemon

1/2 cup Fresh mint leaves (or parsley)


1Marinate the lamb sirloin with all the ingredients and let it sit for 30 minutes and up to 24 hours before grilling.

2Preheat an outdoor grill and place the lamb sirloins for 6-10 minutes on each side —depending on how well done you prefer the lamb. 6 minutes for rare, while 10 minutes for medium done.

3Keep the BBQ lid on for most of the grilling time.

4Once the lamb is ready, remove it into a cutting board and let it rest for at least 3 minutes before slicing g it really thin.

5Make the Tzatziki sauce: Mix everything together in a large bowl. taste and adjust salt.

6If you can char the bread on the grill that would be best for the gyro sandwiches.

7Assemble the sandwiches: Starting off by layering the bread over a piece of parchment paper or wax paper.

8Leave half of the bread out of the paper so that you can wrap it and know where to eat it from.

9Now spread your Tzatziki sauce over the bread, layer the succulent lamb and toppings. Squeeze some lemon juice and wrap it up with the paper. Serve right away!