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Gyro Smashed Burger Tacos

5 Minutes + 15 Minutes cooking



From my kitchen to yours, I present to you the Gyro Smashed Burger Tacos. It’s an ode to my love for fusing world cuisines – an enticing dance between a classic American burger and the exotic Greek Gyro.

There’s a certain magic that unfolds when the savory, tender lamb patty meets the delicate embrace of a warm tortilla. That first crunch, the richness of the lamb and spices merging with the softness of the tortilla, is pure harmony. But wait, there’s more! The melody isn’t complete without the cool, tangy tzatziki. Ah, the tzatziki! This sauce is a dream, with a zesty lemon tang and creamy texture that binds all the elements together.

Eating these tacos isn’t just a meal, it’s an experience. A moment of adventure in the middle of your day. Whether you’re preparing this recipe for a casual lunch, or serving it at your next family gathering, these Gyro Smashed Burger Tacos promise a burst of flavor in every bite, and a memorable feast for all. Don’t just feed your body, indulge your senses and your spirit with this fusion wonder!



Adjust Servings
4 medium sized tortillas
500 grams ground lamb meat
1 white onion
2 garlic cloves
2 tablespoons chopped mint
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon ground cumin
zest of 1 lemon
fresh tomatoes and cucumber to serve
salt and pepper to taste
For the Tzatziki
200 grams sour cream or greek yogurt
1 cucumber
2 garlic cloves
handful of fresh dill
juice of 1/2 lemon
1 tablespoon olive oil
salt and pepper to taste
Nutritional Information
626 Calories
42 g Fat
26 g Protein
37 g Carbs
4 g Sugars


Start by finely chopping the onion and garlic. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground lamb meat, chopped onion, garlic, mint, dried oregano, ground cumin, and lemon zest. Season well with salt and pepper, and mix until all the ingredients are well incorporated.
Using your hands, form the lamb mixture into four evenly sized patties and place each patty on top of tortilla and spread them to make them as thin as possible. Heat a skillet over medium-high heat. Add the tortillas with patties and cook for about 6-7 minutes until they are well browned and cooked to your liking. Set aside to rest.
Mark as complete
Preparing Tzatziki
In the meantime, grate the cucumber and squeeze out any excess liquid. In a separate bowl, mix together the sour cream (or Greek yogurt), grated cucumber, finely chopped garlic cloves, chopped fresh dill, lemon juice, and olive oil. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Layer fresh tomatoes and cucumber slices atop the patty. Generously dollop the prepared Tzatziki sauce on top. Now, fold your tortilla to secure the filling, and relish your delicious Gyro Smashed Burger Taco!
Mark as complete
Try not to overwork the lamb meat while making the patties; this can make them tough. A gentle touch is key to juicy meat.
When preparing your Tzatziki sauce, remember to drain the grated cucumber well to prevent a watery sauce.
If lamb isn't your favorite, feel free to substitute with ground beef, turkey, or even a plant-based meat substitute.
For Tzatziki, You can substitute Greek yogurt for the sour cream if you prefer a tangier sauce, or use a dairy-free yogurt for a vegan version.
tore leftover patties, Tzatziki, and prepared veggies separately in airtight containers in the refrigerator. Patties will last for 3-4 days, while the Tzatziki sauce will stay fresh for up to a week.

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