Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwich #SundaySupper

These Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwiches are full of flavor and very satisfying! Using simple flavors often found in Greek cuisine, this unique recipe puts a twist on a traditional gyros (Yee-ros) recipe. It is so flavorful you'll feel the urge to smash plates and shout out OPA!
Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwiches | by Life Tastes Good are full of flavor and very satisfying! Using simple flavors often found in Greek cuisine, this unique recipe puts a twist on a traditional gyros recipe. Makes a tasty dinner or appetizer recipe for parties too! #SundaySupper

This week the #SundaySupper Tastemakers are celebrating the premiere of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2! From appetizers to desserts and everything in between, you are sure to find recipes to bring out the Greek in you! Get your pinning fingers ready and scroll down past my recipe to add your faves to your must-make Pinterest board! A big thank you goes out to our amazing host, Nichole of Casa de Crews, who made this event happen!

In preparation for the big premiere weekend, we watched My Big Fat Greek Wedding once again. I love this movie! It has such a good story, it is heart-warming, and keeps you laughing throughout too! If you have never seen the movie or it's been a long, long time (like me), I definitely recommend checking it out. Dinner and a movie with my Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwiches makes for a fun date night!
Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwiches | by Life Tastes Good are full of flavor and very satisfying! Using simple flavors often found in Greek cuisine, this unique recipe puts a twist on a traditional gyros recipe. Makes a tasty dinner or appetizer recipe for parties too! #SundaySupper
In Greek cooking there is an emphasis on vegetables, meats, and breads. All of which is found in this recipe. Typically, beef isn't as common, but I chose to use that for my meatballs and enhance the flavor with common herbs and spices such as cumin and garlic. These meatballs are so flavorful, I have to keep myself from popping them in my mouth right out of the oven! The flavor of the meatballs is complimented perfectly by the traditional Greek Tzatziki sauce as well as the cucumber & tomato salad. Wouldn't it be a shame to just eat them all as is and not have enough left to wrap up and enjoy with the other ingredients?!

I try to make up the Tzatziki sauce early in the day or the day before for best results. To make the Tzatziki, combine 1 cup Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup grated cucumber, 1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon fresh dill, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper
Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwiches | by Life Tastes Good are full of flavor and very satisfying! Using simple flavors often found in Greek cuisine, this unique recipe puts a twist on a traditional gyros recipe. Makes a tasty dinner or appetizer recipe for parties too! #SundaySupper
Mix in 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice...
Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwiches | by Life Tastes Good are full of flavor and very satisfying! Using simple flavors often found in Greek cuisine, this unique recipe puts a twist on a traditional gyros recipe. Makes a tasty dinner or appetizer recipe for parties too! #SundaySupper
and stir to combine. Give it a taste and adjust the flavors to your liking. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwiches | by Life Tastes Good are full of flavor and very satisfying! Using simple flavors often found in Greek cuisine, this unique recipe puts a twist on a traditional gyros recipe. Makes a tasty dinner or appetizer recipe for parties too! #SundaySupper
To prepare the meatballs, preheat the oven to 425°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 pound ground chuck, 1/4 cup dry Italian bread crumbs, 1 large egg, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf Italian parsley, 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper.
Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwiches | by Life Tastes Good are full of flavor and very satisfying! Using simple flavors often found in Greek cuisine, this unique recipe puts a twist on a traditional gyros recipe. Makes a tasty dinner or appetizer recipe for parties too! #SundaySupper
Mix well to combine and then form into meatballs. I use a medium size scoop to get them uniform in size, or if I'm away from home I have even used a 1/8 measure cup to measure the meat and then roll into a ball. Place them on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 10 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink inside. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your meatballs.
Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwiches | by Life Tastes Good are full of flavor and very satisfying! Using simple flavors often found in Greek cuisine, this unique recipe puts a twist on a traditional gyros recipe. Makes a tasty dinner or appetizer recipe for parties too! #SundaySupper
While the meatballs are cooking, dice 1 cup cucumbers, 1 cup tomatoes, 1/2 cup red onions, and a tablespoon of flat leaf parsley and combine in a serving dish. Salt & pepper the cucumber salad to taste. When the meatballs are cooked through, remove them from the oven to rest. Turn the oven up to broil and place the flatbread on a baking sheet. Broil for until lightly toasted on both sides. Remember to keep the oven door ajar when broiling and watch them closely so they don't burn!

To assemble, place about 4 meatballs down the center of each flatbread. Spoon a generous amount of Tsatziki sauce down the center next to the meatballs and top with a heaping spoonful of the tomato and cucumber salad.
Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwiches | by Life Tastes Good are full of flavor and very satisfying! Using simple flavors often found in Greek cuisine, this unique recipe puts a twist on a traditional gyros recipe. Makes a tasty dinner or appetizer recipe for parties too! #SundaySupper
Wrap up and enjoy!
Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwiches | by Life Tastes Good are full of flavor and very satisfying! Using simple flavors often found in Greek cuisine, this unique recipe puts a twist on a traditional gyros recipe. Makes a tasty dinner or appetizer recipe for parties too! #SundaySupper




Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwich

Life Tastes Good
Published 03/27/2016
Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwich

Ingredients

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 cup grated cucumber
  • 1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon fresh dill
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 pound ground chuck
  • 1/4 cup dry Italian bread crumbs
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf Italian parsley
  • 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper
  • 1 cup finely diced cucumbers
  • 1 cup finely diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup finely diced red onion
  • 1 tablespoon chopped flat leaf Italian parsley
  • salt & pepper to taste
  • 4 Flatbreads 

Instructions

  1. Combine 1 cup Greek yogurt with 1/4 cup grated cucumber, 1 teaspoon freshly minced garlic, 1 teaspoon olive oil, 1 tablespoon fresh dill, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Mix in 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice and stir to combine. Give it a taste and adjust the flavors to your liking. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  2. Preheat the oven to 425°F. In a large mixing bowl, combine 1 pound ground chuck, 1/4 cup dry Italian bread crumbs, 1 large egg, 2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat leaf Italian parsley, 1 tablespoon freshly minced garlic, 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin, 1/2 teaspoon sea salt, and 1/4 teaspoon freshly cracked black pepper.
  3. Mix well to combine and then form into meatballs. I use a medium size scoop to get them uniform in size, or if I'm away from home I have even used a 1/8 measure cup to measure the meat and then roll into a ball. Place them on a lightly greased baking sheet and bake in the pre-heated oven for about 10 minutes or until cooked through and no longer pink inside. Cooking time will vary depending on the size of your meatballs.
  4. While the meatballs are cooking, dice 1 cup cucumbers, 1 cup tomatoes, 1/2 cup red onions, and a tablespoon of flat leaf parsley and combine in a serving dish. Salt & pepper to taste.
  5. When the meatballs are cooked through, remove them from the oven to rest. Turn the oven up to broil and place the flatbread on a baking sheet. Broil for until lightly toasted on both sides. Remember to keep the oven door ajar when broiling and watch them closely so they don't burn!
  6. To assemble, place about 4 meatballs down the center of each flatbread. Spoon a generous amount of Tsatziki sauce down the center next to the meatballs and top with a heaping spoonful of the tomato and cucumber salad. Wrap up and enjoy!
Yield: 4 Servings
Prep Time: 15 mins.
Cook time: 15 mins.
Total time: 30 mins.

Tags: Mediterranean Meatball Gyros Sandwich, Beef, Meatballs, Greek, Gyros, Sandwich, My Big Fat Greek Wedding, Movie, Easy Recipe, Tzatziki Sauce

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14 comments:

  1. Yum- I will definitely be making this one!

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    1. you won't be disappointed!! I sent the last one to work with the hubs today, and I was a little sad when I went to eat lunch and only had a salad. All I could think about was that delicious sandwich :)

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  2. Guess what's on the menu for dinner tonight? :)

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    1. OOH I should have come to your house for din din!! I keep looking for an excuse to make it again haha. I have everything except the flat bread, but I can make that right?? hmmmm - I might have to get my fix again this weekend. I absolutely loved the meatballs and that Tzatziki Sauce is hard to say, but tastes amazing!!

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  3. It looks absolutely delicious! I love Tzatziki sauce and how your meatballs are bedded down in some of that yummy stuff! My mouth is just watering!

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  4. That's it - I am coming to your house for these pitas, and to watch you take blog photos...then we can watch the movie!

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  5. Marion, I make gryo meatballs all the time to wrap up in flat bread. Your recipe is reminding me of just how good this meal can be!

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  6. Oh, my. Even though I'm stuffed to the gills after our Easter dinner, I would love one of these fabulous gyros sandwiches! Your blog always makes me hungry, Marion :)

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  7. yum, yum, and yum. This is so my kind of everyday meal! Love this!

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  8. I love koftas on pita and with Greek spices? Yummy!

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  9. I just found this recipe on Pinterest and it was delicious! I didn't have Italian bread crumbs so I used regular bread crumbs with about a teaspoon of Greek seasoning. Thank you for a wonderful recipe!

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    1. Thanks, GennaRae! I'm so glad you enjoyed it and appreciate you taking the time to stop by and share that with me! Have a wonderful week ~Marion

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  10. Made these tonight. I was a little nervous because my hubby and daughter are what I'd refer to as meatball snobs. So I was taking a bit of a risk. It was worth it. I got nothing but praise! These were delicious. I'm looking forward to lunch tomorrow. :
    Thanks. :-)

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    1. "meatball snobs" giggles I love that! Kimberly, you have no idea how much your sweet comment made my night. Thank you so much for taking the time to share this with me. I am so happy your family liked this recipe. It is definitely one of our faves, and I'm honored you chose to make it for your family. Have a wonderful week <3 ~Marion

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