Gyro Burger

Opa! It’s time to add a little greek flare into our burgers and make a Gyro Burger. If you haven’t had a gyro, you’re missing out. It’s a greek wrap containing meat shaved off a spit (often lamb or chicken) paired up with tzatziki sauce and some veggies. We’re going to use this as the basis for our Gyro burger, but making sure to maintain it’s burger-ness.

Gyro Burger

First of all, it’s worth noting that there is often some confusion around how to say Gyros. The greek is pronounced more like YEEr-ose, but often in English you’ll hear it pronounced jEYE-roe (like gyroscope). Really, both pronunciations have been adopted, and no matter how you say it, it’s delicious.

Gyro Burger Photo

Making the Gyro Burger

I’ve decided on a 50/50 mix of lamb meat and hamburger. Normally you don’t want to shape or mix the meat too much as it makes it denser, but with this one you can mix a little more than usual to get the denser quality you’ll find in a gyro. We’re also going to flavor the meat with some diced garlic, dill and oregano to give it that extra kick.

To top the gyro burger off we’re going to make a homemade tzatziki sauce (the traditional cool cucumber & yogurt sauce found on a gyro) and some tomatoes, lettuce, and red onion.

Gyro Burger Recipe

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Gyro Burger
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins
 

Opa! The Gyro Burger brings greek flare to the burger. The Gyro Burger is 50/50 lamb and hamburger and topped off with tzatziki sauce.

Servings: 4
Calories: 320 kcal
Ingredients
Burger
  • 1 Lb Ground Lamb
  • 1 Lbs Ground Chuck Beef 80% lean / 20% fat
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 1 Tsp Dill
  • 1/2 Tsp Oregano
  • 4 Tsp Salt
  • 1 Tsp Pepper
Tzatziki Sauce
  • 3/4 Cup Greek Yogurt 6oz
  • 1/2 Cup Cucumber peeled, seeded, diced
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil
  • 2 Tsp Lemon Juice
  • 2 Garlic Cloves minced
  • 1 Tsp Dill
  • 1/2 Tsp Oregano
  • Salt to taste
  • Pepper to taste
Toppings
  • 4 Hamburger Buns
  • 1 Tomato diced
  • 1 Red Onion thinly sliced
Instructions
  1. Mix Tzatziki ingredients in a medium sized bowl and set in the fridge to keep cool.

  2. Dice tomato and cut thin slices of the red onion and set aside.

  3. Get your grill/pan/etc hot.

  4. Mix meat ingredients together. Divide meat into 8oz (1/2 lb) portions (or you can use smaller 6oz portions). Flatten into patties that are about 1/2 inch larger than the buns.

  5. Put a thumbprint in the middle of the patty so it doesn’t puff up when cooking.

  6. Grill your burgers about 4min on the first side.

  7. Flip burgers. Put the buns face down on the grill. Cook until you reach the correct temp (140F for medium), usually about 2 to 4 minutes.

  8. Top burger with tzatziki, onions and tomatoes and enjoy!

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    • Kesha

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