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overhead view of open face gyro burgers on bun with tomato lettuce and tzatziki sauce

easy gyro burgers

These easy gyro burgers are the best and make a quick dinner! Made with ground lamb or beef (or a combination of both), add a few commonly found spices, and just add tzatziki!
Course Main Meal
Cuisine Greek
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 18 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 465kcal
Author Marie


For the Burgers:

  • 1 pound ground lamb or beef (or mixture of the two)
  • 1 tbsp dried oregano
  • 1 tbsp dried rosemary
  • 3 cloves fresh garlic finely minced
  • 1 medium onion finely chopped
  • 2 teaspoons salt table salt (iodized)
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt , plain, 16 ounces
  • ½ medium cucumber finely minced
  • 3 small garlic cloves minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • ½ teaspoon lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon salt

To serve

  • 4 hamburger rolls
  • onion, lettuce, tomato optional (for topping/serving)


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.


Recipe can be doubled.
Nutrition was calculated using lean ground lamb. 


Calories: 465kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 30g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 85mg | Sodium: 1632mg | Potassium: 233mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 70IU | Vitamin C: 5mg | Calcium: 188mg | Iron: 4mg