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Grill Roasted Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce

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Been meaning to record and post this for a couple months.  Finally did it although I ran out of fresh rosemary and had to use my stash of dried.
 
This is so good. I may never go out for gyro ever again!
 
Gyro Portion:


 
1 lb ground lamb
1 lb lean ground beef
1 medium red onion, minced, strained through cheesecloth (~1 cup after straining)
4-5 garlic cloves, minced
3 Tbsp fresh rosemary, minced (or 1 Tbsp dried and crushed)
1 Tbsp dried marjoram (or 3 Tbsp fresh, minced)
2 tsp coarse salt
1/2+ tsp black pepper
Mix all well in stand mixer then process into a smooth paste (in batches) via food processor.
Pack tightly into a log shape.
Roll up tightly in plastic wrap. Refrigerate until ready to cook.
Cook on kamado indirectly at around 325-350 deg F turning at least once until 170-175 deg F IT.
Should take between 1 and 1.5 hours.
 
Tzatziki Portion:
 


 
 
The tzatziki sauce was:
2+ cups pre-strained plain greek yogurt
1 seeded and chopped cucumber, strained through cheesecloth.
2 cloves minced garlic
2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp red wine vinegar
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp dried dill (or 1.5 tsp fresh)

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