Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Beef Gyro Burgers w/Tzatziki

I've made these a couple of times and everyone loves them!

Beef Gyro Burgers
1.5 lbs lean ground beef
1/2 - 3/4 C feta cheese
1/2 C onion, grated
2 cloves garlic, grated
1/2 tsp dried savory
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground coriander
1/2 tsp cumin
1 tsp Greek seasoning
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp black pepper

Combine all ingredients. Form into patties and grill or fry to desired doneness.
Serve on flatbread or a burger bun. Top with lettuce, tomato, and Tzatziki Sauce. (recipe follows)

Tzatziki Sauce (fat free!)
12 oz plain fat free yogurt, drained
1 smallish seeded cucumber, grated & squeezed dry
1.5 TBLS lemon juice
1 clove garlic, grated
1.5 TBLS chopped fresh dill
salt & pepper to taste

Pour yogurt into cloth lined sieve over a bowl and drain out excess liquid (you can also gently squeeze liquid out of yogurt) Place drained yogurt in a small bowl.
Peel, seed and grate cucumber. Wrap in a linen kitchen towel and squeeze out excess liquid. Add cucumber and remaining ingredients to yogurt. Mix thoroughly and refrigerate at least 30 minutes. Serve as a dip, a spread or a condiment.

1 comment:

Peter M said...

That's a good Tzatziki...I'm impressed!