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Gyros Burgers

Gyros Burgers with Spicy Yogurt Sauce

Cool, spicy yogurt sauce tops thin beef patties with Greek flavors, all stuffed inside a pita pocket.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


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  • 1/2 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill
  • 1 teaspoon Sriracha sauce or to taste (this amount makes a fairly spicy sauce)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt divided
  • 1 teaspoon cumin divided
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled, seeded, and diced
  • 1 tomato seeded and diced
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1/2 lemon
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 2 cloves garlic crushed (or substitute 1/2 tsp. garlic powder)
  • 1/4 cup diced onion
  • freshly ground pepper
  • mixed baby greens or shredded lettuce
  • 4 round pita pockets


  1. Stir together yogurt, garlic powder, dried dill, Sriracha, 1/4 tsp. salt, and 1/4 tsp. cumin. Add cucumber and tomato, and stir gently to combine. Set aside.
  2. Stir together ground beef, 3/4 tsp. salt, 3/4 tsp. cumin, juice of 1/2 lemon, oregano, garlic, onions, and a few grinds of black pepper. Form meat into four thin patties.
  3. Spray large skillet with cooking spray and heat over medium-high. Cook burgers approximately 5 minutes per side, until cooked through.
  4. Cut each pita in half and carefully separate the center of the layers to form a pocket. (Leave edges attached.) Place about 1/2 c. of lettuce and 1/4 c. yogurt mixture into each pocket.
  5. Slice burger patties in half, and slide a half patty into each prepared pita pocket. Enjoy!
  • Author: Andi
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 10
  • Category: Main
  • Cuisine: Greek