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Greek Gyro Lamb Burgers

Greek gyro lamb burgers have the same great flavors of a gyro in burger form. With a perfectly seasoned grilled lamb burger topped with homemade tzatziki sauce.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time18 mins
Servings: 3 -4

Ingredients

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber peeled and diced
  • 2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 TBS fresh squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 TBS dried dill
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper

For the Burger Patty:

  • 1 pound ground Aussie lamb grass fed ground beef can be subbed
  • 2 TBS Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 TBS olive oil
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp minced garlic

For the Burger:

  • 3-4 buns
  • 1/4 red onion sliced
  • 1 to mato sliced
  • lettuce

Instructions

  • Mix together greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, lemon juice, dill, and salt and pepper for tzatziki sauce in a medium sized bowl.
  • Cover and place in the fridge till needed.
  • Combine the ingredients for the burgers in a large bowl. Mix well with your hands until ingredients are all blended together well.
  • Divide meat into 3 1/3 pound or 4 1/4 pound burgers.
  • Flatten into burger patties.
  • Fill Large Big Green Egg with charcoal, use fire starter to preheat. Ours was heated to about 550 degrees**
  • Cook on one side for 3-4 minutes for medium burgers.
  • Flip and cook for the same amount of side on the second side.
  • Toast buns.
  • Open bun and place lettuce, tomato, burger patty, a spoonful of tzatziki sauce, and 2 slices of red onion and top with bun.
  • Enjoy.

Notes

**Other charcoal or gas grills will work to cook the meat as well, but may take 1 extra minute or so on each side to cook.