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Gyro Burger

Gyro lovers and burgers lovers each are going to crave this juicy gyro burger packed with the Greek flavors you know and love!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time15 mins
Course: Sandwich
Cuisine: Greek
Servings: 3
Calories: 450kcal

Equipment

  • Large skillet

Ingredients

Gyro burger

  • 1 pound lean ground beef or ground lamb
  • 2 tablespoons plain breadcrumbs
  • ½ yellow onion grated
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoon cumin
  • ½ teaspoon salt

Tzatziki Sauce

  • cup grated cucumber
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 dash black pepper

Burger Assembly

  • ½ sliced red onion
  • 1 sliced tomato
  • 3 leaves lettuce
  • 3 hamburger buns

Instructions

  • Crumble ground meat into a large bowl and combine with breadcrumbs, onion, garlic, and all herbs and seasonings until all ingredients are evenly distributed throughout the meat mixture.
  • Separate the meat into three equal-sized chunks and press firmly to flatten into burger patties. Ensure each patty is slightly wider than your hamburger bun.
  • Prepare the tzatziki sauce by squeezing the excess liquid out of the grated cucumber and then combine everything in a small bowl with Greek yogurt, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, dill, olive oil, salt, and ground black pepper.
  • Place patties in a large skillet set over medium heat, working in batches if needed. Cook patties for 2-4 minutes per side, or until the burger is cooked through.
  • While the burger is cooking lightly toast the interior of your hamburger buns.
  • Assemble your gyro burgers by adding a leaf of lettuce to the bottom bun and top with gyro patty, onion, tomato, and tzatziki sauce. Serve immediately.

Notes

Don't press your burger patty while it cooks. That expels juices and will result in a dry burger.
If you are craving cheese for your Greek burgers, I recommend using feta cheese.
The raw patties can be prepared up to three days in advance and cooked when you wish to enjoy them. Store the raw patties in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Nutrition

Calories: 450kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 46g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 97mg | Sodium: 1168mg | Potassium: 951mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 9g | Vitamin A: 627IU | Vitamin C: 13mg | Calcium: 228mg | Iron: 7mg