Ground Beef Gyros

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4 servings Easy
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Ingredients (15)

For the sauce:

  • 1 (8-ounce) container plain yogurt
  • 1⁄3 cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onions
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

For the filling:

  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1⁄2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt (optional)
  • 3⁄4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 pita breads
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 small onion, chopped


For this ground beef gyros recipe adapted from, spiced meat is stuffed into pitas with lettuce, tomato, and onion, served with yogurt sauce.


  1. 1Make the yogurt sauce: In a bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Cover and refrigerate.
  2. 2In a separate bowl, combine the ground beef and seasonings. Mix well. Shape into 4 patties.
  3. 3Grill, covered, (you can also use a toaster oven or broil these) over medium to high heat for 10 to 12 minutes or until meat is no longer pink, turning once.
  4. 4To assemble, cut patties into thin slices. Stuff into pitas. Add lettuce, tomato, and onion. Serve with yogurt sauce.
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