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Rating: 3.97 stars
105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 7

Creamy cucumber sauce tops off these grilled burgers inside a pita pocket shell.

Recipe Summary

prep:
30 mins
cook:
14 mins
total:
44 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • In a medium bowl, combine 1 container of plain yogurt with the envelope of ranch dressing mix. Remove half of the mixture to another bowl. Into one of the bowls, add the remaining container of plain yogurt and diced cucumber; mix well. Cover and refrigerate. Preheat grill and lightly oil grate.

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  • Mix the ground beef and 1/4 cup onion into the remaining half of the yogurt mixture. Shape into 6 hamburger patties.

  • Grill patties on medium heat for 7 minutes each side, turning once.

  • Cut off 1/4 end of the pita pockets and fill with torn lettuce, grilled burger, creamy cucumber sauce and diced tomatoes.

Nutrition Facts

590 calories; protein 28.9g; carbohydrates 44.3g; fat 32.1g; cholesterol 101mg; sodium 782.2mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (83)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2007
Tasted delicious! I think next time I will just fry the meat and use as filling rather than make into burger patties- they fell apart for me! The taste was fabulous though! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/12/2008
Sorry. These should be called "Yogurt-Ranch Burgers " since they have little to do with actual gyros. If you want to make a burger that will be like a gyro use ground lamb mixed with onion garlic salt marjoram rosemary and pepper. Read More
(125)
105 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 45
  • 4 star values: 33
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 7
Rating: 1 stars
01/11/2008
Sorry. These should be called "Yogurt-Ranch Burgers " since they have little to do with actual gyros. If you want to make a burger that will be like a gyro use ground lamb mixed with onion garlic salt marjoram rosemary and pepper. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
09/11/2007
We didn't like it. It wasn't authentic enough. Next time I'll use ground lamb and instead of yogurt & ranch dressing I'll use one of the Tzatziki sauce recipes from here. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
08/21/2007
Tasted delicious! I think next time I will just fry the meat and use as filling rather than make into burger patties- they fell apart for me! The taste was fabulous though! Read More
(21)
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Rating: 5 stars
09/19/2007
Yum! We made this into more of a "Greek taco"-style dish just browning the beef (added garlic and oregano) then having everyone load up their pita as desired with the cucumber sauce feta cheese tomatoes and lettuce.My husband even enjoyed it leftover for lunch the next day! Easy to make and very tasty. I'll probably experiment with seasoning the sauce next time; the ranch dressing mix was fine but I think the end result could be better with a little tweaking. Read More
(20)
Rating: 5 stars
04/13/2004
These were so good. The burgers were very moist and had a great flavor. I served them on hamburger buns because of all of the reviews of the pita bread falling apart and just spooned the sauce over the burgers. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/08/2007
I made these burgers with ground Chicken instead of beef...and they were fabulous! I also added crushed garlic to the cucumber sauce before adding it to the meat. Next time I am going to add more onion. These really tasted like a Gyro. I used wraps instead of pita pockets. Delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/05/2003
this was absoultely great. I used 1/2 yogurt and 1/2 light sour cream. (as one reviewer suggested). I think next time I might even try adding a tad more ranch dressing. the flavor was good I just like ranch dressing. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/31/2003
These were awesome and the whole family loved them. I wouldn't change a thing. I was a little concerned because the meat mixture was very moist but the patties held together nicely and cooked up perfectly. I will make these instead of the same old hamburgers at our next cookout. Great recipe Theresa! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
05/23/2008
What the heck is so "gyro" about this? Not even close. Basic hamburger IMHO. Don't even bother. Read More
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