Gyro Burgers with Yogurt Sauce

Servings:
4
Prep Time:
15 mins.
Cook Time:
10 mins.

Ingredients

  • 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

Preparation

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.

Photo & Recipe: American Lamb Board

Categories: Ground Lamb, Lamb