Gyro Burger Recipe

Gyro Burger
Gyro Burger. Michael Powell/Getty Images
  • Total: 32 mins
  • Prep: 20 mins
  • Cook: 12 mins
  • Yield: 4 1/4-pound burgers (4 servings)
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
377 Calories
24g Fat
9g Carbs
30g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4 1/4-pound burgers (4 servings)
Amount per serving
Calories 377
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 24g 30%
Saturated Fat 11g 53%
Cholesterol 114mg 38%
Sodium 116mg 5%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Protein 30g
Calcium 113mg 9%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

If you love gyro sandwiches, you'll really enjoy these burgers. These can be served in warmed pitas or toasted hamburger buns.  The choice is yours.


  • 1 pound lean ground lamb
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon coriander powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • For Yogurt Sauce:
  • 8 ounces yogurt (plain)
  • 1/2 cup cucumber (finely grated)
  • 1/4 cup white onions (finely chopped)
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.
  2. Combine ground lamb with the next eight ingredients. Divide into four equal parts and form into patties. Set aside (or if making earlier in the day, cover and place into refrigerator).
  3. For sauce: Grate cucumber and using a clean kitchen cloth, wring out excess liquid. Place into a medium bowl with remaining sauce ingredients. Combine, cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes to 2 hours before using.
  4. Preheat grill for high heat. Place patties on grill and cook for 4-6 minutes per side or until internal temperature reaches between 160-165 degrees. Serve patties on pita bread or toasted burger buns with yogurt sauce on top.