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Herbs & Spices: 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp oregano, 1 tsp plain flour, 1/2 tsp black pepper, 1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning, 1/2 tsp garlic salt, 1/2 tsp onion powder, 1/4 tsp cayenne pepper 

1 lb ground beef

Donair Sauce


Step 1: Preheat the oven to 350 F. Mix all the spices together in a small bowl then add to the beef and mix very well. 

Step 2: To get the right consistency of the meat, pick up the meat with your hands and throw the meat onto a solid metal surface like a stainless steel bowl, roughly 20 times. After each throw, knead the meat.

Step 3: Form the meat into 2 loaves. Bake in the oven for 1 hour or until cooked (I use a meat thermometer to be safe). Let the meat cool for a while before slicing.

Step 4: Shave the meat with a sharp knife. Take a pocketless pita, or a large flatbread, layer on the meat, topped off with donair sauce. Some people prefer to have chopped onions and tomatoes on top.

* if you don't like the sweet donair sauce, donairs go well with Tzatziki sauce.