We loved this. Had no idea what Donair was. There was only one other Donair recipe on this site so I did some research on the internet to compare recipes. The Greeks, Turks & Lebanese lay claim to this dish. This recipe was VERY similar to others with a few differnces. Majority called for bread crumbs instead of flour. After reading I used combo of 1 1/2 lbs beef, veal & pork. Doubled all spices, except for salt (halved that), 1 1/2 tsp. of paprika, 1/3 cup of bread crumbs instead of flour. I used my heavy duty mixer using flat beater on a high speed for 5 minutes. Let the machine cool down & then used first speed for 15 min. (Do not overwork your machine)You could see the texture of the meat change - it was getting kind of stringy! Baked it at 300 for 2 hrs. turning over half way. Chilled overnite. For the sauce I used the exact ingredients called for but what other recipes advised was add ALL the vinegar VERY quickly and then to give it only 3 or 4 quick stirs - then refrigerate. That is what I did-it worked perfectly. We aren't big on pita breads etc. so I just spooned a layer of sauce on the plates, topped with shredded lettuce, then the slices of fried meat, some diced tomoatoes, thinly sliced onion and cucumber and more sauce on top. If you love Gyros - you will love this. When I make it next time I will use 3lbs of meat & make two loaves. Reviewers on the internet said this freezes nicely. Thank you so much submitter! Gyros whenever I crave them!!!!
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We loved this. Had no idea what Donair was. There was only one other Donair recipe on this...