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grilled gyro burgers

Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Author [email protected]

Ingredients

For the Burgers:

  • Ground lamb or beef (or mixture of the two), 1 pound
  • Dried oregano , 1 tablespoon
  • Dried rosemary , 1 tablespoon
  • Garlic , 3 cloves, finely minced
  • Onion , medium,, finely chopped
  • Salt , 2 teaspoons
  • Black pepper , 1/4 teaspoon

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • Greek yogurt , plain, 16 ounces
  • Cucumber , 1 medium finely minced
  • Mint , 4 to 5 leaves, finely minced
  • Red vinegar , 2 teaspoons
  • Garlic , 3 cloves finely minced
  • Olive oil , 1 tablespoon
  • Onion , lettuce, tomato for topping
  • Hamburger rolls

Instructions

For the Burgers:

  • Combine all ingredients (may allow mixture to sit overnight in the refrigerator to improve flavor).
  • Preheat gas grill to medium high.
  • While the grill is heating up, remove meat mixture from refrigerator if prepared ahead, and form into 4 patties.
  • Grill patties about 4 minutes per side for or until the internal temperature is 145 degrees.
  • Top with lettuce, tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce and serve on a hamburger roll.

For the Sauce:

  • Wrap the diced cucumber in a clean white cloth and squeeze out any excess water.
  • Combine all ingredients and mix well.
  • Refrigerate until cold.
  • Keeps in the refrigerator for about 1 week.