american gyro burgers with tahini sauce

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By Tammy T
from Phoenix, AZ

This is an American version of a gyro sandwich. Using ground beef or ground chicken. I love Greek food but I love this American twist with a great yogurt sauce in a pita bread! I made this and it is very Greek tasting and the flavors are not overpowering and is delish! *** Can add peeled and sliced or chopped cucumbers or other veggies of your choice. Pictures are mine of the ones I made

★★★★★ 1 Review
serves 4
method Stove Top

Ingredients For american gyro burgers with tahini sauce

  • 1 lb
    extra lean ground beef or ground chicken
  • 1 tsp
    greek seasoning
  • 4
    (8-inch) pita rounds
  • 4
    lettuce leaves
  • 2
    tomatoes, sliced
  • 1
    red onion, sliced
  • tahini sauce, optional (see recipe below)
  • 1/4 c
    feta cheese
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How To Make american gyro burgers with tahini sauce

  • 1
    Preheat a grill pan, large nonstick skillet, or outdoor grill to medium high heat. Combine beef and seasoning in a large mixing bowl; shape into 4 patties.
  • 2
    Skillet or grill pan: Cook for approximately 4 - 5 minutes on each side until no longer pink inside. Do in 2 batches. Hold the cooked patties on a plate under foil.
  • 3
    On Grill: Grill patties, covered with grill lid, over mediumhigh heat (350° to 400°) for 5 to 6 minutes on each side or until beef is no longer pink.
  • 4
    Cut off a 2-inch-wide sliver of bread from each pita round to form a pocket. Line each pita with 1 lettuce leaf, 2 tomato slices and 1 red onion slice. Add burger patties. Drizzle each patty with 2 Tbsp. Tahini Sauce, if desired, and sprinkle 1 Tbsp. Feta cheese evenly over each.
  • 5
    Tahini Sauce: 1/2 cup low-fat plain yogurt 2 tablespoon tahini, (sesame seed paste) 1 tablespoon lemon juice 1/3 cup chopped flat-leaf parsley Combine yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, parsley and 1/4 teaspoon salt in a medium bowl. ** I didn't have tahini so I used a teaspoon of Hummus. It worked great. The flavors are great!

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