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Gyro Nachos with Pita Chips for Game Day!

Gyro Nachos with Pita Chips for Game Day!

Love to grab a Gyro sandwich on the run?  You can have all the flavors of a Gyro but in the form of Gyro Nachos.  Perfect for a party and full of Greek flavors!  Make everything ahead of time and assemble when ready to wow your guests!

close up picture of greek nachos

My husband Brooks is really the one that introduced me to Greek food and a gyro.  When he travels, which is all the time, he eats Greek or Mediterranean food at least once during each trip.  He is drawn to a gyro and the flavors of cucumber, dill, lemon, lamb, and that tasty pita bread!

Know what I don’t see a lot of?  Greek Nachos much less Gyro Nachos!

Picking up greek nachos

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How to Make Gyro Nachos

I was never a fan of lamb until recently so I guess you can say that my palate is “growing up” and getting more mature, unlike my sense of humor.  I think my taste bud turn-around is coming after dropping most of my sugar and processed foods that were in my diet.

Brooks still reminds me when I eat a sweet potato that I used to HATE them.  Now I really like them and eat them all the time. People change, especially me!  After making my Greek Seasoning Mix, I was desperate to try it on some lamb.

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ingredients for Gyro nachos

A gyro is a perfect vehicle for trying lamb for the first time.  Lamb is a small, yet integral, part of a gyro but there are so many other flavors in it.  Bright and crisp cucumber, crunchy lettuce, salty feta cheese, juicy tomato, briny Kalamata olives, and that warm flatbread.

Tips for making Greek Nachos

  • Prepare the ground lamb a few days before and freeze it. Thaw it out when ready to serve and save time
  • Use homemade Greek Seasoning to customize your flavors
  • Use the freshest ingredients for the toppings
  • Warm up the store bought pita in the oven before assembling
  • Use hummus if you don’t have Tzatziki sauce on hand
close up gyro nacho toppings

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It’s hard to find fresh flatbread and pita where I live so I have to buy from the grocery store, but if you can find it fresh, get it!  My Pa used to get pita at a local Greek place in Jacksonville where they made it fresh every day, but sadly, that place is out of business now.

The only thing that I need to rev up store-bought pita is a warm oven and some olive oil!

If you are wanting a gyro but need to share with friends, make my Gyro Nachos!  Perfect for a party!

All the brightness of the fresh ingredients play so well with the warm pita bread chips and the spicy lamb make the perfect bite!

overhead picture of Greek sheet pan nachos

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Easy Gyro Nachos Recipe

Close up of Greek Gyro Nachos on a sheet pan

Gyro Nachos

Yield: 8 people
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

Love to grab a Gyro sandwich on the run? You can have all the flavors of a Gyro but in the form of Gyro Nachos.

Ingredients

For the seasoned lamb

For the Gyro Nachos

Instructions

Prepare the Ground Lamb

  1. In a medium saucepan, add your olive oil and heat to shimmering.
  2. Add your lamb and stir to break up the chunks.
  3. Add the Greek Seasoning Mix and wine and stir.
  4. Cook the lamb until it is done.
  5. Remove the lamb and place in a bowl.

Assemble the Gyro Nachos

  1. Preheat oven to 350F.
  2. Slice the pita bread into wedges, like a pizza.
  3. Place on a baking sheet and bake for 5 minutes or until warm and toasty.
  4. Remove the pan of pita and add the lamb and feta cheese on top.
  5. Place back in the oven to warm the lamb and cheese for 5 minutes or until the cheese is melted to your liking.
  6. Remove the pan from oven and add the toppings (tomatoes, onions, lettuce, olives, and tzatziki sauce).
  7. Serve to your guests or keep for yourself!

Notes

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 329Total Fat: 22gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 12gCholesterol: 75mgSodium: 1523mgCarbohydrates: 12gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 19g

This nutrition information was generated via a third party, Nutritionix, and can not be held liable for any discrepancies in the information provided.

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Jo

Sunday 17th of July 2016

While onion is called out in the ingredients, it doesn't appear in the directions. I was unsure whether to cook it in with the lamb or us it raw as a topping. I did that latter as some like them and some do not.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 18th of July 2016

Sorry for the confusion. I must have left them off the instructions when I was typing. Yes, I used them as a topping instead of with the lamb because I have the same problem. A lot of people don't like them, especially red onions if I use them. Feel free to add them to the lamb when cooking or save for a topping later one. Pickled onions also make a great topping. Thanks for reading!

Sandi (@fearless_dining)

Saturday 25th of June 2016

What a fun "out of the box" idea for yummy nachos!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Friday 8th of July 2016

Thanks Sandi! I love a gyro but can never eat the whole thing myself!

Crystal Green

Tuesday 21st of June 2016

These look delicious! I don't think about making gyros at home, but I really should consider adding that to my menu list. These look like a great way to do.

Thank you for sharing this with us on the #HomeMattersParty. We hope to see you again when we open our doors at 12 AM EST on Friday.

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Friday 8th of July 2016

Thanks for a great party!

Michele

Monday 20th of June 2016

I made a double batch of your tatziki sauce recipe, (from the chicken skewers) and loved it! I can't wait to get the items to make these nachos to use up the rest.... Im completely in love with all the fresh greek flavors of this ! :)

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 20th of June 2016

Thanks so much Michele! I can't wait to hear how you like them!

Meghan | Fox and Briar

Saturday 18th of June 2016

I just love Gyros and this is such a creative twist!

chubcheeks@bellsouth.net

Monday 20th of June 2016

Thank you Meghan!

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