Martes, Hunyo 19, 2012

Gyro Burgers

This is not your ordinary hamburger! If you like hamburgers and you love Gyro sandwiches, then you may enjoy this combination of those two ideas.


  • ♥♦ For the Meat Mixture: ♦♥
  • 3/4 lb lean ground lamb
  • 1/2 lb lean ground beef
  • 1 cup fresh breadcrumb
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1/2 tsp ground allspice
  • 1/2 tsp ground coriander
  • 1/2 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • ♥♦ For the Topping Mixture: ♦♥
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dried oregano
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp ground black pepper
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 4 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 1 small onion, slivered
  • 1 small cucumber, seeded & chopped
  • ♥♦ For serving: ♦♥
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce, shredded
  • 1 cup tzatziki (homemade or purchased)
  • 4 pita pockets
In a bowl, combine lamb, beef, bread crumbs, minced onion, garlic, allspice, coriander, cumin.
Add just 1 tsp of the salt and 1/8 tsp of the pepper and mix well.
Form into 4 patties, cover and chill 2 hours.
In another bowl, whisk together vinegar, oregano, 1/4 tsp salt, and 1/8 tsp pepper.
Gradually whisk in the oil until blended well.
Add tomatoes, sliced onions, and cucumbers and stir to coat.
Cover and let marinate at least 2 hours (no more than 8 hours).
When you are ready to cook your burgers, oil & preheat your grill and grill as you would any hamburger
When burgers are fully cooked, slit pita pockets open on the sides to form open pockets and place a burger inside.
Have bowls of the tomato topping, the shredded lettuce, and some tzatziki to add as desired.

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