Gyros Burgers


This is a Greek-American lamb-and-beef burger inspired by the traditional Greek pork or lamb gyros (or gyro). Serve the burgers on warm pita bread with tzatziki sauce and thinly sliced onion, tomato, and lettuce.

Prep Time:
10 mins
Cook Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
25 mins


  • ½ pound lean ground beef

  • ½ pound lean ground lamb

  • ½ onion, grated

  • 2 cloves garlic, pressed

  • 1 slice bread, toasted and crumbled

  • ½ teaspoon dried savory

  • ½ teaspoon ground allspice

  • ½ teaspoon ground coriander

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 dash ground cumin


  1. Preheat an outdoor grill for medium-high heat, and lightly oil grate.

  2. In large bowl, combine ground beef, ground lamb, onion, garlic, and bread crumbs. Season with savory, allspice, coriander, salt, pepper, and cumin. Knead until mixture is stiff. Shape into 4 very thin patties (1/8-inch to 1/4-inch thick).

  3. Grill patties for 5 to 7 minutes on each side, or until cooked through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

338 Calories
25g Fat
6g Carbs
20g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 338
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 25g 33%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 408mg 18%
Total Carbohydrate 6g 2%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 1g
Protein 20g
Vitamin C 2mg 9%
Calcium 40mg 3%
Iron 3mg 14%
Potassium 319mg 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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