Homemade Hamburger Peppers and Onion Gyros Recipe

This recipe combines the delicious flavors of a gyro with the simplicity of a homemade hamburger. Juicy, seasoned ground beef is cooked with sweet bell peppers and onions, then wrapped in a warm pita with fresh toppings and a tangy yogurt sauce. Perfect for a quick weeknight dinner or a fun family meal.

Ingredients

For the Beef Mixture:

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1 large onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 bell peppers (any color), thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp ground cumin
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • ½ tsp ground coriander
  • ½ tsp ground black pepper
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp olive oil

For the Yogurt Sauce:

  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh dill, chopped (or 1 tsp dried dill)
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Serving:

  • 4-6 pita breads
  • 1 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
  • ½ cup crumbled feta cheese
  • Fresh parsley or cilantro, chopped (optional)

Instructions

  1. Prepare the Beef Mixture:
    1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
    2. Add the ground beef and cook until browned, breaking it up with a spoon, about 5-7 minutes.
    3. Add the sliced onion, bell peppers, and minced garlic. Cook until the vegetables are tender, about 5-7 minutes.
    4. Stir in the cumin, paprika, oregano, coriander, salt, and black pepper. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the spices are well blended and fragrant.
    5. Remove from heat and set aside.
  2. Make the Yogurt Sauce:
    1. In a small bowl, combine the Greek yogurt, lemon juice, olive oil, minced garlic, and dill.
    2. Mix well and season with salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
  3. Assemble the Gyros:
    1. Warm the pita breads in a dry skillet or microwave.
    2. Spread a generous amount of the yogurt sauce on each pita.
    3. Top with the beef mixture, then add cherry tomatoes, cucumber slices, and crumbled feta cheese.
    4. Garnish with fresh parsley or cilantro if desired.
  4. Serve:
    1. Fold the pita around the filling and serve immediately.

Enjoy your delicious Homemade Hamburger Peppers and Onion Gyros!

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