This easy Greek Gyro sandwich turns into a hearty meal that is both simple and delicious!
This easy gyro skillet meal is all made in one pot, which keeps things nice and simple!
This gyro skillet meal is a perfect dinner idea for the family. It’s filling, easy to make, and always a huge hit! the flavors are spot on too, making it perfect as-is but it’s also incredibly versatile so feel free to adjust it to your family’s tastebuds as well. I’ve had a lot of readers telling me about how they customized this meal by omitting a veggie here, adding more there, or cutting back on the rice, and honestly, it all sounds delicious!
What Are Gyros Made Of?
A traditional Greek gyro sandwich features lamb, often roasted on a spit (rotisserie style) which is then shaved and placed on a piece of warm pita bread. The meat is then topped with cucumbers, tomatoes, onions, and a creamy tzatziki sauce. The sandwich has a terrific blend of flavors, it’s filling and addicting!
We’re taking that traditional sandwich and instead, placing it in a skillet meal (minus the bread) and serving it up with hot rice. Every bite will remind you of a gyro sandwich but in a comforting home-cooked kind of way.
- Olive Oil
- Diced Onion
- Ground Lamb
- Diced Zucchini
- Black Pepper
- Dried Greek Seasoning Blend (Like McCormick)
- Vegetable Broth
- Basmati Rice
- Roma Tomato
- Kalamata Olives
- Crumbled Feta Cheese
For the exact measurements needed, please see the recipe card below.
How To Make Greek Skillet Meal
- Heat your large skillet over medium heat on the stove. Add in the oil and onions.
- Cook the onions until they are soft and translucent, then stir in the garlic.
- Add in your ground lamb and cook, while crumbling, until the lamb is browned and no longer pink.
- Add in the zucchini and then cook for about 3-4 minutes or until the zucchini beings to soften.
- Sprinkle in your salt, pepper, and Greek seasoning mix. Stir until blended.
- Add in the vegetable broth and vegetable mixture and bring the liquid to a low boil.
- Stir in your rice and cover the pan with a lid.
- Reduce the heat and cook the rice for about 10-15 minutes or until it is fluffy and the liquid has been fully absorbed. The total amount of time taken here will depend on the rice you used, the size of your skillet, and the temperature of the water/burner. If you turn the heat down too low or didn’t have it at a good low boil before adding in the rice it can take longer to fully cook it through.
- Remove the pan from the heat and stir in the tomatoes, olives, and feta cheese.
- Serve warm.
- Meat options. Lamb can be a strong flavor if you don’t want to use lamb, then ground beef or ground pork can be substituted.
- Don’t want to use basmati rice? Feel free to use orzo pasta instead of the rice called for in this recipe.
Additional add-ins include:
- sun-dried tomatoes
- artichoke hearts
- chopped green bell peppers
- pepperoncini peppers
- red onions
What Is Classic Gryo Meat Seasoning?
Gryo meat has to have garlic, Greek food has to have lots of garlic! In addition, you will find, oregano, rosemary, salt, and pepper. Sometimes, you will find marjoram, cloves, and even cinnamon.
Is Greek Gyro Meat Healthy?
Yes and no. Ground lamb is a good source of protein, however, it can be high in saturated fat. Consuming too many saturated fats can elevate your “bad” cholesterol. If you are watching your fat content, then stick to lean ground beef or even ground turkey or chicken.
Is Gyro Meat Gluten-Free?
Yes, the ground lamb in this recipe is gluten-free. You can easily serve this will cauliflower rice or zucchini noodles instead to maintain totally gluten-free meal!
Skillet meals, like this Greek Gyro skillet, are the best! They don’t take a lot of time, the process is simple and hurrah for fewer dishes to wash! If you like this skillet meal, then you should try this Loaded Greek Fries, Tortellini Skillet Lasagna, Cheeseburger Skillet Dinner, Skillet Turkey Tetrazzini, One Pot Taco Pasta, Beef and Broccoli Rice Skillet, Philly Cheesesteak Skillet and this Chicken Enchilada Skillet!
- • 1 teaspoon Olive Oil
- • 1/4 cup Diced Onion
- • 2 cloves Garlic, Minced
- • 1 pound Ground Lamb
- • 1 cup Diced Zucchini
- • 1/2 teaspoon Salt
- • 1/2 teaspoon Black Pepper
- • 2 teaspoons Dried Greek Seasoning Blend, Such as McCormick
- • 32 ounces Vegetable Broth
- • 2 cups Basmati Rice
- • 1/2 cup Roma Tomato, Diced
- • 1/3 cup Chopped Kalamata Olives
- • 1/4 cup Crumbled Feta Cheese
1. Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Add oil and onions.
2. Cook onions until they are soft and translucent. Stir in garlic.
3. Add ground lamb. Cook and crumble until lamb is no longer pink.
4. Add zucchini and cook for just 3-4 minutes or until zucchini begins to soften.
5. Sprinkle in salt, pepper, and Greek seasoning; stir.
6. Add vegetable broth to vegetable mixture and bring to a low boil.
7. Stir in rice, cover and reduce heat. Cook rice for 10-15 minutes or until it is fluffy and liquid has been absorbed.
8. Remove from heat.
9. Stir in tomatoes and olives and feta cheese.
Amount Per Serving Calories 346Total Fat 19gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 79mgSodium 1308mgCarbohydrates 20gFiber 1gSugar 3gProtein 22g