Not only was this Ground Beef Gyro Lettuce Wraps And Tzatziki Sauce delicious, but it’s also easy, despite the number of steps below. If needed, you could make the Tzatziki sauce the night before. And it’s kid-friendly. At least it was for my niece and nephew. My niece is shaping up to be a vegetarian. She ended up eating cubed cheese and tomatoes for dinner, just like she does 4 nights out of 5.
The easy baking method for the ground meat patties of this Ground Beef Gyro Lettuce Wraps is courtesy of Alton Brown. Sometimes, I marvel at the genius of other people. But I guess that’s why he’s famous.
Incredible Ground Beef Gyro Lettuce Wraps And Tzatziki Sauce
- 1 medium cucumber seeds removed
- 1 ½ cups Greek yogurt
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 clove garlic minced
- ½ teaspoon dried dill
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ¼ teaspoon pepper
- 1 pound lean ground beef
- 1 package frozen chopped spinach thawed and squeezed well of excess liquid
- 1 small onion finely chopped
- 3 cloves garlic minced
- 2 tablespoons Greek seasoning
- Slice cucumber and place in a colander. Sprinkle with salt and let stand for 30 minutes to draw out any extra moisture. Wipe cucumbers with a paper towel and place them in the bowl of the food processor. Add remaining ingredients and mix until well blended. Store in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours before serving to give the flavors a chance to mix.
- Preheat the oven to 400°F. Combine onion, garlic and Greek seasoning in a food processor. Add ground beef and spinach to a large bowl and use your hands to mix it all together.
- Using your hand, form 8 meat patties and put them in a mini-muffin tin. Bake for about 20 minutes or until the meat patties reach an internal temperature of 160°F.
- Large lettuce leaves (we used green leaf lettuce, the original recipe used iceberg)
- Sliced red onions
- Place meat patties on lettuce. Top with Tzatziki and onion. Wrap up with another large lettuce and enjoy.