I absolutely LOVE gyros. This was such an amazing replica of the flavors that my hubby and I devoured it, and my son was asking me to make more the next day. The gyro meat and tzatziki came from Trader Joe’s, and they are the perfect match for the gyro craving.
- 1 Package Trader Joe’s gyro meat
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
- 1/2 cup Trader Joe’s tzatziki sauce
- 1/3 cup diced red onion
- 1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella
- 1 1/4 cups almond flour
- 2 tbs cream cheese, cubed
- 1 egg
- 1 tsp xanthan gum (optional)
- 1/2 tspgarlic powder
Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
Combine almond flour, garlic powder, salt, xanthan gum, 3/4 cup mozzarella cheese, and cream cheese and stir in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for about a minute and 30 seconds. Stir the mixture. If it is too stringy, heat for another 20-30 seconds in the microwave. Stir egg into the mixture with a fork until combined. With wet hands, form into a large rectangle on a baking sheet with parchment or a baking mat. Spread with wet hands being sure not to create a dough that is too thin (if it is getting tears or holes, it is too thin).
Sprinkle the dough with a thin layer of mozzarella cheese, feta cheese, and onion. Cover the cheeses with the gyro meat. Press down to help the ingredients stick together well enough to make a single fold in order to make a “calzone” style creation. You could also do layers of ingredients on half of the dough and then just fold the remaining dough over the top.
Seal all edges with wet fingertips.
Bake for 20-25 minutes. Remove from the oven when the crust reaches a golden brown. Remove from oven and allow to cool for ten minutes.
Slice and top with tzatziki (do not do this if you plan to save some for leftovers). Top with the sauce right before eating or right after reheating as leftovers.
Makes 6-8 servings. A serving is about 2 slices that are about one inch wide.