GYRO-BURGER WITH YOGURT SAUCE

GYRO-BURGER WITH YOGURT SAUCE

1 pound ground American Lamb
1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon onion powder
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 pita bread rounds (6-inch), halved crosswise
1 cup chopped fresh spinach or lettuce
YOGURT SAUCE:
3/4 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and chopped (about 2/3 cup)
2 green onions, thinly sliced
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint or 1 teaspoon dried mint, crushed
1/4 teaspoon granulated sugar
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
salt, optional

  1. In large bowl, combine oregano, garlic powder, pepper, onion powder, cumin and salt. Add lamb; mix well. Form into 4 patties, about 3/4-inch thick. Grill over medium coals or broil about 5 minutes on each side or to desired degree of doneness.

  2. In medium bowl, combine yogurt, chopped cucumber, sliced green onion, mint and sugar. Split open each pita half forming a pocket. Place gyro-burger in each pocket; top with chopped spinach and yogurt mixture.