Wednesday, April 21, 2021

Gyro Spices for Pita or Gyro Burgers on the Grill

It's a winner.

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.

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