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    Gyro meat?

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    At a local Greek restaurant, I occasionally order a salad topped with roasted veggies and gyro meat. I thought it might be fun to make gyro meat at home. However, I started looking up recipes, and a few of them used breadcrumbs as a binder.

    Do you know if this is the norm for restaurant gyro meat? Does it typically contain bread??
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    Yes and no. Depends on how authentic they are and the chef's preference. It IS kinda like a Greek meatloaf, though. I wouldn't worry too much abt your gyro if it's not a daily thing. If you're really worried, you can ask the chef. if it's Kronos meat, as so many restaurants use, you're fine.
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    We make our own gyro meat by doing 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 ground lamb in the food processor with just spices until it is paste like. Bake it in a loaf shape, cool and then slice thinly. Brush the slices with a little olive oil and broil for a couple minutes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by supersellen View Post
    We make our own gyro meat by doing 1/2 ground beef and 1/2 ground lamb in the food processor with just spices until it is paste like. Bake it in a loaf shape, cool and then slice thinly. Brush the slices with a little olive oil and broil for a couple minutes.
    Thanks!! Is it necessary to put the meat in the food processor? Or could I just mix it really well with my hands?
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    mix it well by hand and you're fine. If you have rotisserie set up for whatever reason, use that. Errrr *Scuffle scuffle dig*
    Here is Alton Brown's recipe.
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    Quote Originally Posted by naiadknight View Post
    mix it well by hand and you're fine. If you have rotisserie set up for whatever reason, use that. Errrr *Scuffle scuffle dig*
    Here is Alton Brown's recipe.
    Thanks, I will definitely be making this!!
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