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Gyro Burgers

Post  justmecookin on Fri Mar 27, 2009 7:10 pm

Gyro Burgers

2 tablespoons plain yogurt
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
1/2 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 pound ground lamb or pork
4 pita breads, halved
Sliced cucumber
Cucumber Sauce

In a bowl, combine the yogurt, garlic, rosemary, lemon-pepper and salt. Crumble meat over mixture; mix well. Shape into four oval patties.

Grill, covered, over medium heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until meat is no longer pink. Serve in pita bread with sliced cucumber and Cucumber Sauce. Makes 4 servings.

Cucumber Sauce
4 cups (32 ounces) plain yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and grated
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup olive oil
1/4 cup white vinegar
2 garlic cloves, minced

Line a fine mesh strainer with two layers of cheesecloth. Place yogurt in strainer over a bowl. Cover and refrigerate for at least four hours or overnight.

Drain and discard liquid in bowl; set yogurt aside. Place cucumber in a colander over a plate; sprinkle with salt. Let stand for 15 minutes; discard liquid. In a small bowl, whisk oil and vinegar until blender. Stir in the garlic, yogurt and cucumber. Makes 2-1/2 cups.

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