Hamburger, Peppers, and Onion Gyros.” This unique twist on traditional gyros features juicy hamburger patties topped with sautéed peppers and onions, all wrapped in warm pita bread and drizzled with a tangy tzatziki sauce. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a fun family meal, these gyros bring together the best of American and Mediterranean cuisine.

Ingredients

  • For the Ground Beef:
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • For the Peppers and Onions:
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper thinly sliced
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For the Tzatziki Sauce:
  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1/2 cucumber grated and drained
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh dill or 1 teaspoon dried dill
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • For Assembling:
  • 4-6 pita breads warmed
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes halved (optional)
  • 1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese optional
  • Fresh lettuce leaves optional

Instructions

  • Prepare the Tzatziki Sauce:
  • In a medium bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, minced garlic, lemon juice, dill, salt, and pepper. Mix well and refrigerate until ready to use.
  • Cook the Ground Beef:
  • In a large skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the ground beef and season with garlic powder, onion powder, dried oregano, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper.
  • Cook the beef, breaking it up with a spoon, until it is browned and cooked through. Remove from the skillet and set aside.
  • Sauté the Peppers and Onions:
  • In the same skillet, heat another tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat.
  • Add the sliced onions and bell peppers, season with salt and pepper, and sauté until they are tender and slightly caramelized, about 5-7 minutes.
  • Assemble the Gyros:
  • Warm the pita breads in a dry skillet or in the oven.
  • Spread a generous amount of tzatziki sauce on each pita bread.
  • Add a portion of the cooked ground beef, followed by the sautéed peppers and onions.
  • Top with halved cherry tomatoes, crumbled feta cheese, and fresh lettuce leaves, if desired.
  • Serve:
  • Fold the pita bread around the filling and serve immediately.

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