Mad Dog 357 Blazing Gyro Meatballs with Spicy Tzatziki


For the Meatballs:

  • 2 pounds ground lamb
  • Olive oil for sautéing the onion
  • 1 small onion, finely chopped
  • 3 garlic cloves, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¾ teaspoon dried mint
  • ½ teaspoon fresh thyme leaves
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Flour for dusting the meatballs
  • Canola oil
  • A generous dash of Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce


  • 2 cups thick Greek yogurt
  • 3 cloves garlic, coarsely chopped
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • Drizzle of Greek olive oil
  • Salt and freshly ground pepper
  • Pita bread
  • Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce


Prepare the Meatballs:

  1. Heat a touch of olive oil in a sauté pan and sauté the onion until it glistens with a golden hue. Introduce the minced garlic for an aromatic kick.
  2. In a spacious bowl, mingle all the meatball ingredients, excluding the flour and canola oil. Don't forget to incorporate a hearty dash of Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce for that extra fiery flourish.
  3. Craft the mixture into approximately 40 golf ball-sized meatballs, then cool them on a baking sheet for about 30 minutes.

Craft the Tzatziki Masterpiece:

  1. Harmonize all the Tzatziki ingredients in a bowl, ensuring a symphony of flavors. Season with salt and pepper to suit your taste. Present this luscious creation in a petite serving bowl.

Sear the Meatballs to Perfection:

  1. In a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, let the canola oil shimmer with anticipation.
  2. Bestow a light flour coating upon the meatballs. Execute the cooking ballet in batches, allowing each meatball to pirouette until kissed by a golden brown hue, yet retaining a tantalizing pink core. For an extra blaze, introduce more Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce during the cooking symphony.

Assemble the Gyro Symphony:

  1. For the Gyro-style sonata, tuck five meatballs within a warmed pita.
  2. Shower them with the exquisite Tzatziki and a drizzle of Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce, orchestrating a spicy medley that will ignite your taste buds.

Alternative Presentation Encore:

  1. Arrange the meatball troupe on a platter, each donning a cocktail skewer.
  2. Accompany this spicy ensemble with bowls of Tzatziki and Mad Dog 357 Hot Sauce for a dipping experience that transcends the ordinary.

Embark on a culinary adventure with the intense and fiery notes of Mad Dog 357, infusing each Gyro Meatball with a symphony of bold flavors that will leave you craving an encore.

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