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Donair


Donair recipe from Venus Pizza in Halifax.

Ingredients

 Donair Recipe
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon black pepper
½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
½ teaspoon garlic powder
½ teaspoon onion powder
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound of ground beef

Sauce
1 12oz can of evaporated milk
¾ cup white sugar
2 teaspoon garlic powder
4-6 teaspoon white vinegar

For Serving
- Pita Bread
- Chopped tomato
- Chopped white onion
- Shredded Lettuce (optional)
- Shredded Mozzarella Cheese (optional)

Preparation
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Combine the meat and spices in a metal bowl. Mix it very well. Once mixed pick up the meat and throw down with force 20 times kneading it after each throw. (This will make the final product dense and easy to cut).

Form it into a loaf and place on a broiler pan. If you don’t have one a baking sheet will do. Bake of 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven. Turn the loaf over halfway through. This will ensure even cooking. It cuts better if you chill the cooked meat overnight before slicing.

To make the sauce combine the milk, sugar and garlic powder in a medium sized bowl. Gradually whisk in the vinegar on teaspoon at a time (this is the thickening agent) until thickened to your desired consistency.

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. 
Thinly slice the meat, place in oven safe dish and warm for 20 minutes in oven, serve on warmed pitas with chopped tomato, chopped white onion, add sauce to taste, and if desired optional shredded lettuce and cheese. 

Wrap assembled Donair in foil, place in warmed oven until cheese is melted
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