It’s a Gyro, It’s a Burger. It’s a Gyro Burger!

To kick off Pasta Week, we’re having a burger. A spiced up lamb and beef – – what? You don’t like lamb? OHHH, why are we having burger’s for Pasta Week? you ask. So that we have a reason to make awesome Greek Pasta Salad, duh! Now back to this burger…

Gyro Burger

Since I need a main course to go with my Greek style pasta salad, it seems appropriate to go with something….Greek-ish. Like the flavors of a gyro in the form of a burger! Combine ground lamb, beef and tons of spices to make a gyro-esque patty, and serve it on a pita with some traditional gyro fixins.

lamb, beef, spice

My favorite gyro topping is tzatziki sauce. Thick tangy yogurt mixed with fresh cucumber and lemon – goes great on a pita or makes for a healthy dip with pita bread (or just give me a spoon…). Mix your sauce first (even hours in advance, if possible) to give the flavors time to marry.

Gyro Burger upclose

Gyro Burger

  • 1 Lb. ground lamb
  • 1 Lb. ground beef (80/20 fat ratio)
  • Gryo seasonings
  • Tzatziki sauce
  • Pita bread or flat bread
  • Arugula
  • Sliced tomato
  • Feta cheese

Combine lamb, beef and seasonings. Form into 6 patties, and refrigerate for at least one hour. Grill burgers to desired temperature.

To assemble : Cut patties in half. Lightly toast pita bread. Spread tzatiki sauce on half of pita. Place burger onto bread and top with arugula, tomato and feta cheese.

Gyro Seasonings

  • 1/4 tsp. salt
  • 1/4 tsp. pepper
  • 1/4 tsp. curry powder
  • 1/4 tsp. paprika
  • 1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 tsp. coriander
  • 1/4 tsp. cumin
  • 1/4 tsp. garlic powder
  • 1/4 tsp. onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp. chipotle pepper powder

Mix all seasonings in a small bowl.

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 6 Oz. plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber, peeled, seeded and minced
  • 1 small garlic clove, finely minced
  • 1 T. lemon juice
  • salt and pepper to taste

Combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate for at least an hour.


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