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Grilled Gyro Burgers Recipe
  • READY IN 44 mins

Grilled Gyro Burgers

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

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  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    14 mins

    44 mins


  1. 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.
  2. Mix the ground beef and 1/4 cup onion into the remaining half of the yogurt mixture. Shape into 6 hamburger patties.
  3. Grill patties on medium heat for 7 minutes each side, turning once.
  4. Cut off 1/4 end of the pita pockets and fill with torn lettuce, grilled burger, creamy cucumber sauce and diced tomatoes.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 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!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 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.

Sep 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.

Sep 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.

Apr 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.

May 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!

Nov 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.

Oct 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!


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  • Calories
  • 590 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 44.3 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 32.1 g
  • 49%
  • Fiber
  • 2.1 g
  • 8%
  • Protein
  • 28.9 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 782 mg
  • 31%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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