I’ve always wanted to try out a Donair… So given such I’ve been hunting for the perfect recipe. I came across this one today, and it sounds delish. I can’t wait to try it out. Happy eating!

1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground oregano
1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/2 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
1 pound ground beef

1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
3/4 cup white sugar
2 teaspoons garlic powder
4 teaspoons white vinegar, or as needed


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). In a cup or small bowl, mix together the salt, oregano, flour, black pepper, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, onion powder, and cayenne pepper.
  2. Place the ground beef in a large bowl, and use your hands to blend in the spice mixture. If you want the smooth texture of meat that you see in a real donair shop, you must do this in a steel mixing bowl and on a sturdy surface. Pick up the meat, and throw it down with force about 20 times, kneading it after each throw. This also helps the meat hold together better when you slice it.
  3. Form the meat into a loaf, and place it on a broiler pan. If you do not have one, a baking sheet will do.
  4. Bake for 1 hour and 15 minutes in the preheated oven, turning the loaf over about half way through. This will ensure even cooking. This cuts better if you chill the meat overnight before slicing.
  5. To make the donair sauce, mix together the evaporated milk, sugar and garlic powder in a medium bowl. Gradually whisk in the white vinegar, adding 1 teaspoon at a time, until thickened to your desired consistency.

2 Comments on Donair

  1. saskmom
    December 10, 2012 at 3:55 pm (5 years ago)

    OMG! Thank you for this recipe! I used to live in Dartmouth for a while until I moved back to Sask. and used to eat these all the time there! Unfortunately, they don’t have these here, but now with this fab recipe, I can make them myself! Yay!

  2. Sydney Bows
    May 20, 2013 at 10:06 pm (5 years ago)

    This looks kind of like a falafel.


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