Cheater Gyros

Serves: 4-6


  • 2 lbs. lamb chops
  • 1 Tbsp. minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. dried marjoram
  • 1 Tbsp. dried ground rosemary
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. pepper
  • Tzatziki Sauce (find the recipe here!)
  • Pita bread
  • Tomato
  • Feta cheese


Cut the lamb into 1-inch, bite-sized pieces.  Be sure to remove the bones, and any extra fat.

In a medium frying pan, heat the olive oil until it shimmers.  Add the garlic, and cook until fragrant, about 1-2 minutes.  Add the lamb, marjoram, rosemary, salt, and pepper.  Pan fry until the lamb is cooked through, approximately 8 minutes.

On top of your pita bread, place some Tzatziki sauce, tomato, lamb, feta, and any other toppings you would like to add.  Enjoy!

Additional Tips:

  • This is a “cheater” gyro because we’re just using little bites of lamb.  It’s not the traditional (and delicious) gyro meat, but it’s much quicker and easier to make!
  • I would suggest some delicious Kalamata olives along with this dish.  Maybe in a nice Greek salad?  Or just on the side… Or in the gyro… Or all of the above!
  • Try not to overcook the lamb; it can get pretty tough pretty quickly.

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