Gyros Burgers

    20 min

    These lamb and beef burgers are meant to taste like the gyros we've all enjoyed on our Greek holidays. Serve on warm pitta bread with tzatziki sauce, and thinly sliced onion, tomato and lettuce.

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    Serves: 4 

    • 225g lean minced beef
    • 225g lean minced lamb
    • 1/2 onion, grated
    • 2 cloves garlic, pressed
    • 1 slice bread, toasted and crumbled
    • 1/2 teaspoon dried savoury
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander
    • 1/2 teaspoon salt
    • 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
    • 1 dash ground cumin

    Prep:10min  ›  Cook:10min  ›  Ready in:20min 

    1. Preheat an outdoor BBQ for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.
    2. In large bowl, combine minced beef, minced lamb, onion, garlic and breadcrumbs. Season with savoury, allspice, coriander, salt, pepper and cumin. Knead until mixture is stiff. Shape into 4 very thin patties (about 5mm thick).
    3. Cook patties for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

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    Pretty goo! I made a "gyros" sauce to go with it, too -- if you really like the "gyros thing" -- I suggest making this to go with it: Mix some plain yougart, light sour cream, fresh mint, garlic salt, chopped cucumber, scallions, and tomato together. Put this over your burger. Voila! Pretty good, if I do say so myself.  -  15 May 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Very, very good. The spice combination is spectacular. I put the mixture into my food processor to get a firmer texture. I then shaped into a very thin loaf and broiled in the oven. Slice very thinly and serve with pita, fried in olive oil, greek olives, roasted garlic and tzatziki sauce. Great appetizer.  -  20 Oct 2003  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    It was really good. I have never been able to get that same taste like they have a those Gyros stands or greek restaurants till now. thanks  -  26 Jun 2002  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)