Grilled Gyro Sliders with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce recipe - platingpixels.com
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Grilled Gyro Sliders with Tzatziki Sauce

These Grilled Gyro Sliders are a unique twist on classic gyro wraps. Made with ground beef and lamb, Greek seasoning and red onion.
Course Appetizer
Cuisine American
Keyword Grilled sliders, gryo sliders, gyro burger
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 307kcal
Author Plating Pixels

Ingredients

  • 1 pound grass-fed lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground lamb
  • 1 egg
  • ¼ cup red onion finely chopped, divided
  • 1 tablespoon steak sauce such as A1
  • 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning divided
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper
  • ¼ cup shredded cucumber
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon squeeze lemon juice
  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 8 small slider buns

Instructions

  • In a medium bowl mix together ground beef, lamb, egg, ⅛ cup red onion, steak sauce, ½ tablespoon Greek seasoning, oregano, salt and pepper until well combined. Form into small 2-inch round patties and let sit at room temp 15-30 minutes.
  • Meanwhile prepare tzatziki sauce: Press shredded cucumber into a fine mesh strainer until liquid is drained. In a small bowl stir together yogurt, cucumber, lemon juice, and remaining red onion and Greek seasoning. Cover and chill until ready to serve.
  • Preheat gas grill to medium-high heat. Add gyro patties, reduce heat to medium and close lid. Grill 3-5 minutes until bottoms are seared. Rotate and grill about 5 minutes more, or until internal temp reaches 145° F for medium-rare.
  • Toast buns on grill if desired. Top gyro burger patties with tzatziki sauce and feta cheese, serve immediately.

Notes

  • Use lean ground beef combined with ground lamb. Too much fat can cause flare-ups on the grill and ends up cooking off anyways
  • Adding an egg to mixture helps to hold all ingredients together and adds moisture
  • Let prepared gyro patties sit at room temp before cooking. This ensure more even cooking throughout
  • Start with higher heat on grill then reduce. This creates a sear on outside then slowly cooks meat, making it easier to achieve ideal medium to medium-rare

Nutrition

Calories: 307kcal | Carbohydrates: 4g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 104mg | Sodium: 244mg | Potassium: 392mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 80IU | Vitamin C: 1.3mg | Calcium: 103mg | Iron: 3.1mg