I made this over the weekend, and I liked it so much I made it again for this blog posting.
The recipe is three parts for 2 pounds of meat. Should serve 8.
Spices, Prep, Grill.
The result is burgers that taste like a Gyro. Or if you prefer you can stuff a pita with this, veg, and tzatziki sauce and have it more traditional.
- 2 teaspoon Minced Garlic
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 Tablespoon Oregano
- 1 teaspoon Rosemary
- 1 teaspoon Thyme
- 1 teaspoon ground pepper
- 2 Tablespoons Dried Onion
- 2 teaspoon Paprika
- Your choice of 2 Pounds Total of Ground Meats. Traditionally:
- 1 pound Ground Lamb
- 1 pound Ground Chuck/Burger meat
- 1/2 lemon for juicing
Gather the list of spices and mix in the proper amounts in a small cup.
The amounts can be halved or doubled as needed.
Add 2 pounds of ground meats to a bowl.
Sprinkle the spice mix a bit at a time into the bowl as you mix this in.
When you have incorporated the spices, juice the 1/2 lemon into the meat and mix it in.
The end result may be grilled with good results, or cooked as needed.
Traditionally, this is cooked on a spit or in the oven and sliced similar to a meatloaf but yours truly wanted burgers and did not have Pita.