Mini Gyro Burgers with Watermelon-Feta Salad

These mini burgers make a quick and easy dinner. This Mediterranean recipe combines lamb and ground turkey for delicious and easy burgers.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Broil Time:
6 mins
Total Time:
20 mins
Servings:
4
Yield:
4 sandwiches

Ingredients

  • 8 ounce ground lamb or beef

  • 8 ounce ground turkey

  • ¼ cup chopped fresh mint

  • ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper

  • 4 whole wheat or plain pita bread rounds

  • 1 recipe Watermelon-Feta Salad

  • Fresh mint leaves (optional)

Watermelon-Feta Salad

  • 1 cup chopped seedless watermelon

  • ¼ cup crumbled feta cheese (1 ounce)

  • 2 tablespoon finely chopped red onion

  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh mint

  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice

  • 1 teaspoon olive oil

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl combine all ingredients except pita bread rounds. Shape into eight 1/2-inch thick patties; place on a foil-lined baking sheet. Broil 4 inches from heat 6 to 9 minutes or until done (an instant-read thermometer inserted horizontally into patties registers 165°F), turning once. Place 2 patties on each pita; top with Watermelon-Feta Salad. If desired, sprinkle with mint leaves. Fold over to eat.

Watermelon-Feta Salad

  1. In a small bowl combine watermelon, cheese, onion, mint, lemon juice, and oil; toss gently to coat. Serve immediately. Makes 1 1/3 cups.

To Tote

Prepare burgers and salad as directed. Cover and refrigerate in separate containers. Tote to work in a cooler bag. If desired, heat burgers before placing in pita bread with salad.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

411 Calories
19g Fat
37g Carbs
26g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 4
Calories 411
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 19g 24%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 83mg 28%
Sodium 687mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 37g 13%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 26g
Vitamin C 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 53mg 4%
Iron 4.3mg 24%
Potassium 368mg 8%
Folate, total 40.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 1.7mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.5mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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