Gyro Burger with Yogurt Sauce
Gyro Burger with Yogurt Sauce
Gyro Burger with Yogurt Sauce

Gyro Burger with Yogurt Sauce


December 18, 2015

Gyro Lamb Burgers are a great alternative to beef with their sweet, mild flavor bringing elegance to an everyday meal.

  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 10 mins
  • Yields: 4 Servings


1 lb ground American Lamb

1 tsp dried oregano, crushed

½ tsp garlic powder

½ tsp pepper

¼ tsp onion powder

¼ tsp ground cumin

¼ tsp salt

2 pita bread rounds (6-inch), halved crosswise

1 cup chopped fresh spinach or lettuce

Yogurt Sauce

¾ cup plain low-fat yogurt

½ medium cucumber, peeled and chopped (about 2/3 cup)

2 green onions, thinly sliced

1 tbsp chopped fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint, crushed

¼ tsp granulated sugar

¼ tsp garlic powder

Salt, optional


1In large bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder, pepper, onion powder, cumin and salt.

2Add lamb; mix well. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4-inch thick.

3Grill over medium coals or broil about 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.

4In medium bowl, combine yogurt, chopped cucumber, sliced green onion, mint and sugar.

5Split open each pita half forming a pocket. Place gyro-burger in each pocket; top with chopped spinach and yogurt mixture.


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