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Gyro-Burger with Yogurt Sauce

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Quick Facts

Servings: 4
Prep Time: 35 min.
Cook Time: 15 min.
Total: 50 min.
You will never want a plain burger again after sinking your teeth into this one.


  • 1 lb ground lamb
  • 1 tsp oregano leaves, crushed
  • 3/4 tsp garlic powder
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1/4 tsp onion powder
  • 1/4 tsp cumin, ground
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 pita bread rounds
  • 1 cup spinach, chopped
  • Yogurt Sauce3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
  • 2/3 cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 2 green onions, thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbs fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/4 tsp granulated sugar
  • Salt to taste


  • In a large bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder, pepper, onion powder, cumin, and salt. Add ground lamb; mix well.
  • Form into four patties, about 3/4-inch thick. Grill over medium coals or broil for around 5 minutes on each side, or to desired degree of doneness.
  • In a medium bowl, combine yogurt, chopped cucumber, sliced green onion, mint, and sugar.
  • Split open each pita half, forming a pocket. Place gyro-burger in each pocket; top with chopped spinach and yogurt sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 449
  Calories from Fat 258 (57%)
(44%)Total Fat 28g
(61%)Saturated Fat 12g
Polyunsaturated Fat 3g
Monounsaturated Fat 11g
(29%)Cholesterol 86mg
(18%)Sodium 424mg
(16%)Potassium 557mg
Total Carbohydrate 24g
(14%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 5g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(50%)Protein 25g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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