Friday, March 14, 2014

Baked Lamb Gyros

¼ cup chopped onion
1 pound ground lamb
1 teaspoon minced garlic
½ teaspoon dried oregano
½ teaspoon ground cumin
½ teaspoon dried marjoram
½ teaspoon sea salt
¼ teaspoon dried thyme
¼ teaspoon dried rosemary
¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

 Place onion in a food processor; pulse until very finely minced. Transfer to paper towels and squeeze out excess liquid.Transfer drained onion to a large mixing bowl; add remaining ingredients and mix thoroughly with hands. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours.
 Preheat oven to 300°F. Transfer lamb mixture to a greased small meatloaf pan, pressing down and smoothing top over. Bake until meat reaches an internal temperature of 165°F, about 45 to 60 minutes. Cool 15 minutes on wire rack; invert and remove from pan to cool completely.

 Slice lamb loaf into very thin slices. Serve inside gyro pitas with lettuce, yogurt sauce, and chopped vegetables.

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