Up your grilling game this summer with a burger that’s sure to impress—i.e. a Gyro Burger. Inspired by the classic Greek sandwich, we’ve upgraded ground beef with bold seasoning and a new home inside of a pita pocket, rather than typical sesame bun, with lettuce, tomato, red onion, feta cheese, and generous drizzle of toasty tahini sauce. Before assembling, wrap your pita rounds in a foil packet and throw them on the grill for a couple of minutes if you’d like a warm pocket for your burger and toppings. And if you are a lamb fan, we’d highly recommend substituting ground lamb for half of the beef called for here. Serve these beauties up with fresh grilled veggies like eggplant and zucchini. 

Recipe by MyRecipes February 2005


Credit: Victor Protasio

Recipe Summary

10 mins
12 mins
22 mins
4 Servings


Ingredient Checklist


Instructions Checklist
  • Combine beef and seasoning in a large mixing bowl; shape into 4 patties.

  • 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.

  • 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.

Nutrition Facts

370 calories; fat 12g; saturated fat 5g; protein 29g; carbohydrates 38g; fiber 3g; cholesterol 69mg; sodium 742mg.