Submitted by Shelleyrae
Homemade Turkish Doner Kebabs (Gyro)
- 1.5 kg lean or extra lean beef mince
- 500g lamb mince
- 2 1/2 tbsp Greek Seasoning (I used Masterfoods brand)
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1 tbsp all purpose seasoning
- 1 tsp salt
- Optional: 1/4 -1/2 tsp cayenne pepper (omit if you dislike heat)
- Measure Greek seasoning, garlic powder, all purpose seasoning, salt and cayenne pepper into a small container and mix well.
- Place beef and lamb mince in a large bowl and mix by hand until well combined.
- Add spices to mince and mix well again.
- If available add mince mix to food processor and pulse til a thick paste
- Line a rectangular container (approx lunch box size) with foil and add mince, pressing firmly with knuckles to expel air and fill. Cover and refrigerate for minimum 2 hours or up to overnight.
- Remove container from refrigerator, ensure meat is tightly wrapped in foil, re-wrap if necessary.
- Make 6 balls of foil (or use a rack) and place in slow cooker to create a stand for the foil wrapped meat. Add 1 - 1 1/2 cups water to slow cooker, make sure water level is below the level of the stand.
- Add foil wrapped meat and turn slow cooker to HIGH
- Cook on HIGH for 1.5 hours. This ensures meat will keep its tight shape.
- Remove foil wrapped meat from slow cooker, take out balls/rack and pour out water.
- Turn slow cooker to LOW, unwrap meat and place directly into the slow cooker bowl.
- Cook on LOW for a further 2-3 hours (a meat thermometer should register at least 70c (150F) when inserted into the middle of the loaf)
- When cooked, remove meat, wrap in foil and allow to stand for 10-15 minutes.
- Slice thinly with a large very sharp knife (an electric or shaving knife would make this easier).
- Serve wrapped in warmed pita or tortilla wraps with your preferred dressings
- I like lots of shredded lettuce, thinly sliced onion rings, BBQ sauce and a squirt of aioli (garlic sauce). You can also add sliced tomato, shredded cheese, tabbouleh, humus etc
- Cooked in a 7L slow cooker
- To crisp, add slices to a hot oiled fry pan for a few minutes (I found grilling dries the meat out)
- Leftovers still taste great heated in the microwave
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