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Gyro-Burger with Yogurt Sauce

Gyro-Burger with Yogurt Sauce

YIELD: 4 servings

Yogurt sauce:
¾ cup plain low-fat yogurt
⅔ cup cucumber, peeled and chopped
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 Tbsp. fresh mint, chopped or 1 tsp. dried mint, crushed
¼ tsp. granulated sugar

1 tsp. dried oregano, crushed
½ tsp. garlic powder
½ tsp. pepper
¼ tsp. onion powder
¼ tsp. ground cumin
½ tsp. salt
1 lb. ground lamb

2 pita bread rounds (6"), halved crosswise or 4 hamburger buns
1 cup chopped fresh spinach or lettuce

1. For sauce: In medium bowl, combine yogurt, chopped cucumber, sliced green onion, mint and sugar. Reserve cold.

2. For gyro: In a large bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder, pepper, onion powder, cumin and salt. Add lamb; mix well. Form into 4 patties, about ¾" thick. Grill or broil about 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.

3. Place gyro-burger in pita pocket or hamburger bun; top with chopped spinach and yogurt mixture.
Recipe and image: the American Lamb Board

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