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

5 from 2 votes
gyro burger
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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  1. Yum Girl

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  2. Michelle Taylor

    This looks and sounds very tasty! I have an excellent recipe for tzatziki sauce. The perfect side would be a house salad with feta cheese and a big scoop of warm potato salad ! This is how my favorite Greek restaurant in St. Petersburg Fl. Served my Souvlaki sandwich ! I have forever loved warm potato salad on my Greek salad, with some Cavender’s Greek Seasoning on both sandwich ( in pita bread ) and salad.I can’t wait to try this. I already have everything but the potatoes to make it! I bought 5 lbs to make a 3 gallon pot of spaghetti sauce planning to use 2-3 pounds and have already broken into it for a burger patty. I just get 2 pounds in freezer so I don’t use it! I have been craving spaghetti w/ meat sauce and meatballs for months and finally could afford it! It is my favorite meal with eggplant parmesan. Michael Angelo’ s frozen is so good there is no point in making homemade! Now if all these food reviewers on YouTube would stop telling the world how good it is the price might not go up!I discovered it long ago since it tops spaghetti for my favorite food. I just got an idea?? It may sound weird but I might try making a spaghetti burger and an eggplant parmesan sandwich/ burger on a matching bun, no burger. After all they sell eggplant parm. Subs!? Right?? Your blog and recipes has my head spinning! I need to write these ideas down before I forget.my medical conditions have wreaked havoc on my memory. Thanks again for the recipes and inspiration ! Just got another idea for the spaghetti-boil it so cents then form into a circle the size of the burger , put on the flat top, season with fresh garlic and garlic salt with parsley. Put butter under spagh. Circle. After a couple minutes, flip and season other side with garlic powder only after just a minute or two flip again and leave just long enough for salt to season other side. After burger is done , put on bun.( Maybe shape burger like a sub. And put on a garlic toasted Martin’s Sub Roll) then you would use two oval spaghetti circles. Put 3 slices of provolone on top of burger with a few tablespoons Of sauce on it.kinda doing this backwards but I think I would put noodles on bun first with a good amount of sauce then the burger, then provolone and maybe some caramelized Sweet Spanish Onions !?? How does that sound?? Hope you see this one day, don’t care if anyone else does. It’s just when I see recipes I always get my own ideas, and have to share! Sorry if I hugged you. You can delete it you want. Hope you had a nice weekend! Can’t wait to try this Greek one and your taco one and if I ever make Michelle’s not so famous Spaghetti Burger, I will try to find a camera and take a pic. And give you a review on my tastes!