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Gyro Burgers with Yogurt Sauce

Prep Time:
15 mins.
Cook Time:
10 mins.


  • 1 pound ground Catelli Fresh American Lamb
  •  1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  •  1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  •  1/2 teaspoon pepper
  •  1/4 teaspoon onion powder
  •  1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  •  1/4 teaspoon salt
  •  2 pita bread rounds (6”) halved crosswise
  •  1 cup chopped fresh spinach or lettuce

 Yogurt Sauce

  •  3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  •  1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped (about 2/3 cup)
  •  2 green onions, thinly sliced
  •  1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint, crushed
  •  1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
  •  1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  •  Salt, optional


  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” thick. Grill patties over medium coals or broil about 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.
  3. In medium bowl, combine yogurt, chopped cucumber, sliced green onion, mint, and sugar. Split open each pita half forming a pocket. Place gyro-burger in each pocket; top with chopped spinach and yogurt mixture.

Source: American Lamb Board