Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 1 egg, lightly beaten

  2. 6 garlic cloves, minced

  3. 3 tablespoons dried oregano

  4. 1-1/2 teaspoons kosher salt

  5. 1 teaspoon pepper

  6. 1 pound ground lamb

  7. 1 pound ground beef TZATZIKI SAUCE:

  8. 1 cup (8 ounces) plain yogurt

  9. 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped

  10. 2 tablespoons lemon juice

  11. 2 garlic cloves, minced

  12. 1/2 teaspoon salt

  13. 1/4 teaspoon pepper

  14. 8 whole pita breads

  15. 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided

  16. 16 slices tomato

  17. 8 slices sweet onion, halved

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. In a large bowl, combine the egg, garlic, oregano, kosher salt and pepper. Crumble lamb and beef over mixture; mix well. Pat into an ungreased 9-in. x 5-in. loaf pan. Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 60-70 minutes or until no pink remains and a meat thermometer reads 160°. Cool completely on a wire rack. Refrigerate for 1-2 hours. For sauce, in a small bowl, combine the yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, garlic, salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until serving. Brush pita breads with 1 tablespoon oil; heat on a lightly greased griddle for 1 minute on each side. Keep warm. Cut meat loaf into very thin slices. In a large skillet, fry meat loaf in remaining oil in batches until crisp. On each pita bread, layer tomato, onion and meat loaf slices; top with some tzatziki sauce. Carefully fold pitas in half. Serve with remaining sauce. Yield: 8 servings.


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