When it comes to street food, gyros are one of the best. Crispy slices of thinly shaved meat are wrapped in a pillowy flatbread, then drizzled with a cool and creamy sauce. It’s just right for devouring on a park bench. If a gyro stand isn’t in your neighborhood, there’s no need to invest in a vertical roaster — Trader Joe’s has you covered.
The 3 Essential Gyro Components
In my mind, it’s not a gyro without crispy seasoned meat, soft flatbread, and a creamy sauce. When the craving for a shaved meat sammie hits, I head to Trader Joe’s. Their thin strips of gyro meat are made with beef and lamb, and are seasoned with lemon, garlic, and oregano.
- Arrange a rack in the middle of the oven and heat the oven to 400ºF. Place the naan on a baking sheet and bake until hot, about 2 minutes. Meanwhile, heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cooking in 2 batches, add the gyro slices in a single layer and cook until browned and hot, about 1 minute per side.
- To assemble, layer 4 to 5 gyro slices onto each piece of naan, then spoon the tzatziki dip on top of each one.