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Gyro Burger with Tzatziki and Tirokafteri
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23 INGREDIENTS • 15 STEPS • 2HRS 30MINS

Gyro Burger with Tzatziki and Tirokafteri

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I've paired traditional Greek ingredients like feta & lamb to create a one-of-a-kind burger experience. Top the burger with your choice of two delicious condiments–tzatziki or tirokateri, or both.
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Adam Richman
I've eaten my way from coast to coast and around the globe, learning more than a little bit about what makes food taste good.
I've paired traditional Greek ingredients like feta & lamb to create a one-of-a-kind burger experience. Top the burger with your choice of two delicious condiments–tzatziki or tirokateri, or both.
2HRS 30MINS
Total Time
$3.76
Cost Per Serving
Ingredients
Servings
8
US / Metric
Ground Lamb
2 lb
Ground Lamb
Fresh Oregano
1/2 cup
Fresh Oregano
Feta Cheese
1 cup
Feta Cheese
Pocketless Pita Bread
8
Pocketless Pita Bread
Iceberg Lettuce
1/2 head
Iceberg Lettuce
Hot Sauce
to taste
Hot Sauce
Olive Oil
as needed
Kosher Salt
to taste
Tzatziki
Cucumber
1/2 cup
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
3 Tbsp
Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
Lemon
1/2
Lemon, freshly squeezed, juiced
Garlic
2 cloves
Garlic, minced
Fresh Dill
1/4 cup
Tirokafteri
Garlic
1 clove
Garlic, minced
Feta Cheese
1 1/2 cups
Feta Cheese, crumbled
Red Wine Vinegar
1 Tbsp
Red Wine Vinegar
Chili Pepper
to taste
Chili Peppers, chopped
Nutrition Per Serving
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Calories
699
Fat
43.1 g
Protein
34.4 g
Carbs
40.7 g
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step 1
Gently pull off the leaves from the stems for the oregano and dill. Mince the Fresh Oregano (1/2 cup) and chop the Fresh Dill (1 cup).
step 1 Gently pull off the leaves from the stems for the oregano and dill. Mince the Fresh Oregano (1/2 cup) and chop the Fresh Dill (1 cup).
step 2
Slice the Plum Tomatoes (3).
step 2 Slice the Plum Tomatoes (3).
step 3
Crumble the Feta Cheese (1 cup).
step 3 Crumble the Feta Cheese (1 cup).
step 4
Wash and shred the Iceberg Lettuce (1/2 head).
step 4 Wash and shred the Iceberg Lettuce (1/2 head).
step 5
In a large bowl, use your hands to combine the Ground Lamb (2 lb), oregano, half of the chopped fresh dill, Coarse Sea Salt (1/2 Tbsp), and the crumbled feta.
step 5 In a large bowl, use your hands to combine the Ground Lamb (2 lb), oregano, half of the chopped fresh dill, Coarse Sea Salt (1/2 Tbsp), and the crumbled feta.
step 6
Shape the mixture into 8 flat oval patties.
step 6 Shape the mixture into 8 flat oval patties.
step 7
Heat your grill to medium high heat. Put the patties on the grill and cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Flip when necessary and cook for another 5 minutes-do not press the patties as they cook or you will loose all the juices!
step 7 Heat your grill to medium high heat. Put the patties on the grill and cook uncovered for 5 minutes. Flip when necessary and cook for another 5 minutes-do not press the patties as they cook or you will loose all the juices!
step 8
Brush the Pocketless Pita Bread (8) with Olive Oil (as needed) and throw them on the grill or in a toaster oven to lightly toast.
step 8 Brush the Pocketless Pita Bread (8) with Olive Oil (as needed) and throw them on the grill or in a toaster oven to lightly toast.
step 9
To make the Tzatziki, peel the cucumber, slice it in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds.
step 9 To make the Tzatziki, peel the cucumber, slice it in half lengthwise, and scoop out the seeds.
step 10
Coarsely chop the Cucumber (1/2 cup).
step 10 Coarsely chop the Cucumber (1/2 cup).
step 11
Gently pull the leafy Fresh Dill (1/4 cup) leaves from the stems and roughly chop.
step 11 Gently pull the leafy Fresh Dill (1/4 cup) leaves from the stems and roughly chop.
step 12
Mince the Garlic (3 cloves).
step 12 Mince the Garlic (3 cloves).
step 13
Combine the Greek Yogurt (2/3 cup), cucumber, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp), Lemon (1/2), Kosher Salt (to taste), Ground Black Pepper (to taste), dill and Garlic (2 cloves) in a food processor or blender until well mixed. Transfer to a separate bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, until thickened.
step 13 Combine the Greek Yogurt (2/3 cup), cucumber, Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (1 Tbsp), Lemon (1/2), Kosher Salt (to taste), Ground Black Pepper (to taste), dill and Garlic (2 cloves) in a food processor or blender until well mixed. Transfer to a separate bowl, cover and refrigerate for at least an hour, until thickened.
step 14
Combine the Feta Cheese (1 1/2 cups), Greek Yogurt (1 Tbsp), Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (2 Tbsp), Red Wine Vinegar (1 Tbsp), Garlic (1 clove), and Chili Peppers (to taste) in a food processor or blender until smooth.
step 14 Combine the Feta Cheese (1 1/2 cups), Greek Yogurt (1 Tbsp), Extra-Virgin Olive Oil (2 Tbsp), Red Wine Vinegar (1 Tbsp), Garlic (1 clove), and Chili Peppers (to taste) in a food processor or blender until smooth.
step 15
To build the burgers, place a lamb patty on the center of each pita. Cover with sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, the reserved dill, and a couple dollops of tzatziki or tirokafteri. Add Hot Sauce (to taste), if so desired.
step 15 To build the burgers, place a lamb patty on the center of each pita. Cover with sliced tomatoes, shredded lettuce, the reserved dill, and a couple dollops of tzatziki or tirokafteri. Add Hot Sauce (to taste), if so desired.
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Grill
Comfort Food
BBQ
Shellfish-Free
Lamb
Greek
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