These gyro burgers are a household favorite. They can be dressed up with Greek favorites like feta and kalamata olives, but they pack such a punch of zesty flavor on their own, that you can eat them any way you please, including completely on their own!
The ingredient list is simple but produces a surprisingly flavor-packed burger.
These burgers are so simple to make ahead. You can prep the during the day or even the night before!
The flavor in these burgers is UNREAL.
Wash your hands and get in there. You want it thoroughly mixed without overworking the meat. Divide into 4 long patties.
Pan fry them over medium heat with cooking spray or a little olive oil for about 3-4 minutes per side, until cooked through.
Serve them on pita bread with tomato, cucumber and this dip-
Of course you can use Tzatziki, but this dip was incredible.
These totally hit the spot and we devoured them in no time. I’m sure you could use ground beef or maybe even ground turkey, but the lamb makes them taste truly authentic. Eat them on a pita or n a bed of zoodles; either way is sure to be delicious!
- 1 lb. ground lamb
- ¼ cup minced red onion
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp. salt
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1½ tsp. cumin
- ¼ tsp. nutmeg
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- 2 tsp. fresh lemon juice
- Add all ingredients to a large bowl. Using your hands, mix until well-combined, being careful not to overwork the meat.
- Form into 4 patties that fit the size of the pita bread you are using.
- Pan fry over medium heat, about 5 minutes per side, until cooked through.
- Serve on pita bread with cucumbers slices, tomato and tzatziki.
Do you ever use more exotic meats, like lamb or bison, at home?
Why or why not?