American Gyro Burgers with Tahini Sauce

Tammy T


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 vote
Stove Top


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


1Preheat 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.
2Skillet 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.
3On 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.
4Cut 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.
5Tahini 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!

About American Gyro Burgers with Tahini Sauce

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef, Burgers
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Greek
Hashtags: #easy, #pita, #greek, #American