Pork Gyro Burgers With Marinated Cucumbers

pork-gyro-burgers-cucumbers
Photo by Con Poulos
Pork Gyro Burgers With Marinated Cucumbers 5.0 1 5 1
Rating
Read Reviews
  • Serves 4
  • Hands-On Time
  • Total Time
  • Nutritional Information
    Close

    Nutritional Information

    Per Serving

    • Calories 600 calories
    • Fat 43 g
    • Sat Fat 14 g
    • Cholesterol 120 mg
    • Sodium 730 mg
    • Protein 32 g
    • Carbohydrate 19 g
    • Sugar 1 g
    • Fiber 2 g
    • Iron 4 mg
    • Calcium 89 mg

Place the cucumbers in a medium bowl and toss with the red pepper, 1 of the finely chopped garlic cloves, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Toss to coat and let stand for 15 minutes. Stir in the parsley.

Meanwhile, combine the pork, oregano, thyme, black pepper, the remaining ¾ teaspoon of salt, and the remaining garlic in a large bowl and mix well. Divide into 4 equal pieces and form into ½-inch-thick burgers. Heat the oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Add the burgers and cook over medium, turning once, until golden and cooked through, about 8 minutes.

Slice the top ⅓ off each pita and spread the yogurt inside the pocket. Stuff with the burgers, onion, and salted cucumbers. Serve warm.

Ingredients

  1. Check 3 Persian cucumbers, sliced ¼ inch thick
  2. Check ¼ teaspoon crushed red pepper
  3. Check 4 garlic cloves, finely chopped, divided
  4. Check 1 teaspoon kosher salt, divided
  5. Check 1 cup parsley leaves
  6. Check pounds ground pork
  7. Check 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  8. Check 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  9. Check ¾ teaspoon black pepper
  10. Check 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  11. Check 4 pitas, warmed
  12. Check Greek yogurt and sliced red onion, for serving

Directions

  1. Place the cucumbers in a medium bowl and toss with the red pepper, 1 of the finely chopped garlic cloves, and ¼ teaspoon of the salt. Toss to coat and let stand for 15 minutes. Stir in the parsley.
  2. Meanwhile, combine the pork, oregano, thyme, black pepper, the remaining ¾ teaspoon of salt, and the remaining garlic in a large bowl and mix well. Divide into 4 equal pieces and form into ½-inch-thick burgers. Heat the oil in a large cast-iron skillet. Add the burgers and cook over medium, turning once, until golden and cooked through, about 8 minutes.
  3. Slice the top ⅓ off each pita and spread the yogurt inside the pocket. Stuff with the burgers, onion, and salted cucumbers. Serve warm.