Easy Homemade Gyros

September 13, 2023 · by Anyssa Hessler

I do my best to keep weeknight dinners interesting. I’m always on Pinterest looking for easy, delicious, toddler-friendly recipes. I have a 2 and 4-year-old, and, while I do want to introduce them to a variety of healthy foods, I want them to actually eat what I put in front of them without a standoff and tears! Parents, you know what I mean!

Oftentimes with meals that may be a little out of the ordinary like this one, I find it helpful to separate everything for my kids rather than serving it to them already assembled. I served all the same ingredients just cut up and in sections rather than layered together. Giving my kids some time to explore the flavors on their plates works well for us. They enjoyed this particular meal and ate almost everything!

This meal probably took close to 40 minutes to make. While it’s not the quickest, I was still able to prepare it and eat it along with my kids after work and before a Wednesday night church service - so that should tell you something!


1 lb ground lamb (you could use beef or turkey as well)
½ - ¼ white onion diced (depending on how much you like)
Garlic Salt

* Seasoning to taste, I always eyeball it!

Naan Bread:
1 & ⅓ cup flour
1 cup sour cream
Pinch of salt
Oil of choice to cook (about 2 tbsp)

½ cup Sour cream
½ tbsp chopped fresh dill
1-2 tbsp diced cucumber
1 tbsp diced onion
Lemon juice
Salt & pepper to taste
* These are measurements I typically eyeball as well so you may need to tweak for your liking!

Lettuce, tomato, cucumber and onion for serving.


Begin by forming and cooking the meatballs. Combine all the ingredients for the meatballs in a large bowl. Form into meatballs and cook on medium heat until fully cooked. Remove from pan and set on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess grease. 

Next prepare the naan dough. In a stand mixer with the hook attachment, combine the flour and salt; do a quick mix to combine. Next add the sour cream and mix until a dough forms. Place the dough on a flat surface dusted with flour and knead a few times into a smooth ball. Cut into 8 sections and roll into a thin naan disc. Heat a skillet over medium heat. Brush one side of the naan bread with oil and place oil side down to cook for 2 minutes. Before flipping, brush with oil and flip that oil side over to cook for another 2 minutes. Repeat for all 8. 

Lastly, prepare the sauce. Simply combine all the ingredients into a bowl and adjust the flavors as needed. Chop vegetables to go inside the gyros, assemble, and enjoy! Save this meal for when you're bored with your normal meal rotation; you will love it - the kids too! 

Anyssa Hessler

About Anyssa Hessler

Anyssa Hessler is Dainty Jewell's' marketing & social media manager. She lives in a small town and old home in Indiana with her husband, Alec and children Reyna & Everett. She and her husband serve as youth leaders at The House of Prayer. She enjoys making a mess in the kitchen, treasure hunting in thrift stores, and testing her green thumb. Find her on Instagram @anyssa.hessler.