Dash's Donair

Dash's Donair

For the true donair fan. This recipe is tried and tested. If you enjoy Halifax donairs, then you'll love this recipe. When making this recipe, use only the finest spices available; they make a huge difference.


Original recipe yields 4 servings

Ingredient Checklist

  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground oregano
  • 1 teaspoon all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder
  • ½ teaspoon onion powder
  • ¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 (12 fluid ounce) can evaporated milk
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 4 teaspoons white vinegar, or as needed



  • Step 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.
  • Step 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.
  • Step 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.
  • Step 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. Serve, or allow the meat to chill before slicing and reheating.
  • Step 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.

Cook's Note:

This cuts better if you chill the meatloaf overnight before slicing.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving:

489 calories; protein 26g 52% DV; carbohydrates 49.5g 16% DV; fat 20.9g 32% DV; cholesterol 98.4mg 33% DV; sodium 747.7mg 30% DV.