Gyro-Burger with Yogurt Sauce
This recipe brings the tastes of Greece to customers love of burgers. The burger itself features chopped spinach, cumin and garlic and is topped with a creamy yogurt sauce.
1 lb. ground American Lamb
1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
1/2 tsp. garlic powder
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/4 tsp. onion powder
1/4 tsp. ground cumin
1/4 tsp. salt
2 pita bread rounds (6-inch), halved crosswise or 4 hamburger buns
1 cup chopped fresh spinach or lettuce
3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped (about 2/3 cup)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tbsp. chopped fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint, crushed
1/4 tsp. granulated sugar
1/4 tsp. garlic powder
1. In large bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder, pepper, onion powder, cumin and salt. Add lamb; mix well.
2. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4-inch thick. Grill or broil about 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.
3. For yogurt sauce: In medium bowl, combine yogurt, chopped cucumber, sliced green onion, mint and sugar. Place gyro-burger in pita pocket or hamburger bun; top with chopped spinach and yogurt mixture.
Recipe and image provided by the American Lamb Board