Gyro Bowls
May 13, 2021

A traditional gyro is made by mixing meat and spices on a large vertical spit that spins and cooks slowly as the juices drip down marinating the meat as it cooks. To recreate this idea on a burger, I coated the burger with the same spice profile before it hit the grill. I served the burger with the traditional things you might eat with gyro, like rice, lettuce, tomato cucumber salad, feta and tzatziki. You could also add pita bread if you like!

Here’s what you’ll need:

Tzatziki

  • 1 Cup Greek yogurt
  • 2 Tbsp. Mayonnaise
  • 1 Garlic clove, grated
  • 1/4 Cup Minced cucumber
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped parsley
  • Juice of 1 lemon
  • Generous pinch salt and pepper

Rice

  • 2 Tbsp. Butter
  • 1 Pinch turmeric
  • 1/4 tsp. Smoked paprika
  • 1 1/2 Cups Long grain rice
  • 2 1/2 Cups Chicken stock

Tomato Salad

  • 2 Vine ripened tomatoes, diced
  • 1/2 English cucumber, diced
  • 1/4 Small yellow onion, diced
  • 2 Tbsp. Chopped parsley
  • Juice of one lemon
  • 1Tbsp. Olive oil

Burgers

  • 4 Bubba Burgers, Sweet Onion or Original
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried rosemary
  • 1 Tbsp. Dried thyme
  • 2 tsp. Ground coriander
  • 2 tsp. Garlic powder
  • 1 tsp. Dried oregano
  • Pinch of salt and pepper
  • 2 Cups Shredded romaine lettuce
  • 1 Cup Feta cheese

Directions: 

  1. Make the tzatziki – Mix all the ingredients in a medium bowl until combined. Taste
    and adjust salt as desired. Cover and store in the fridge until ready to use.
  2. Make the rice – In a medium saucepan, melt the butter over medium – high heat. Add in the turmeric and smoked paprika and stir. Add in the rice and cook about 3 minutes to coat the rice in butter and lightly toast. Add in the stock, bring to a simmer, reduce heat to low, and cover, simmering for about 20 minutes until the stock is evaporated and the rice is tender. Remove from heat.
  3. Make the salad – Mix the tomato, cucumber, onion and parsley in a bowl. Mix in the lemon juice and olive oil and season with a pinch of salt and pepper. Cover and set aside in the fridge until ready to use.
  4. Make the burger – Allow the burger to sit at room temperature for about 10 minutes until the edges soften. Mix the herbs, spices, salt and pepper on a large plate. One by one, put the burgers into the spice blend to coat the burgers on all sides.
  5. Preheat the grill to medium heat. Grill the burgers about 4 to 5 minutes per side until browned on the sides and cooked through.
  6. Build the bowls – Start with some rice on the bottom, and top with lettuce, and the tomato salad. Put the burger on top and add on some feta and tzatziki. Serve.