Gyro Meatballs

Our family loves Greek food, espcially gyro meat. One day after ordering greek food, hubby decided to try out his own recipe. After researching on good old Google, he came up with the following recipe of this own...

Gyro Meatballs

1 lb lean ground beef
1 lb lean ground pork or veal

2 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp cumin
2 tsp parsley
2 tsp onion powder
1/2 tsp ground thyme
couple twists pepper
2 tsp garlic salt


The key to making gyro meat that doesn't turn out like a "greek flavoured" meatloaf is in the texture. In order to gain a proper texture, I recommend you using a food processor, like a Cuisinart. You could also likely use a tool like a hand mixer if that is all you have.

Step 1:
Place all ingredients into food processor.

Step 2:
Mix ingredients together until you see a WELL MIXED mixture.

Step 3:
Form meatballs (approximately 2 Tbsp of meat in each) and place in any rimmed baking sheet/pan. We like to use stoneware for this as it makes for an easy clean up, however you can line metal cookie sheets with foil if you prefer. You can also use a 9x13 rectangular baking dish.

Step 4:
Bake in 350 degree oven for approximately 25-30 minutes or until internal temperature reaches 160° F.
Baking times vary pending on the size of the meatballs.

This recipe makes approximately 18 meat balls.

Family Thoughts:

The family devours these meatballs every time we make them!

Thank you to Hubby, who came up with this recipe and has tested it over and over until he reached this one, the final version!

We have also made traditional gyro meat with this recipe! I will write another post with those instructions soon.

We enjoy serving these with traditional Greek fare like rice, greek pitas, greek salad, feta and tatziki.


  1. Oh this sounds like a really great recipe!! I bet my boys would love this. We will have to try them since hubby and I love greek food too.

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    1. They really are delish! ;) Thanks for your comment!


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