Ground Lamb Greek
December 18, 2015
Gyro Lamb Burgers are a great alternative to beef with their sweet, mild flavor bringing elegance to an everyday meal.
1 lb ground American Lamb
1 tsp dried oregano, crushed
½ tsp garlic powder
½ tsp pepper
¼ tsp onion powder
¼ tsp ground cumin
¼ tsp salt
2 pita bread rounds (6-inch), halved crosswise
1 cup chopped fresh spinach or lettuce
¾ cup plain low-fat yogurt
½ medium cucumber, peeled and chopped (about 2/3 cup)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tbsp chopped fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint, crushed
¼ tsp granulated sugar
¼ tsp garlic powder
1In large bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder, pepper, onion powder, cumin and salt.
2Add lamb; mix well. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4-inch thick.
3Grill over medium coals or broil about 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.
4In medium bowl, combine yogurt, chopped cucumber, sliced green onion, mint and sugar.
5Split open each pita half forming a pocket. Place gyro-burger in each pocket; top with chopped spinach and yogurt mixture.