Homemade hamburger peppers and onion gyros offer a delightful fusion of classic hamburger flavors with the traditional elements of a gyro. Here’s a simple recipe to make them at home:


  • For the ground beef patties:
    – 1 pound ground beef
    – 1 small onion, finely chopped
    – 2 cloves garlic, minced
    – 1 teaspoon dried oregano
    – 1 teaspoon dried basil
    – 1 teaspoon ground cumin
    – 1 teaspoon paprika
    – Salt and black pepper, to taste

For the peppers and onions:
– 2 bell peppers (any color), thinly sliced
– 1 large onion, thinly sliced
– 2 tablespoons olive oil
– Salt and black pepper, to taste

For assembling the gyros:
– Pita bread or flatbread
– Tzatziki sauce
– Sliced tomatoes
– Chopped lettuce
– Sliced cucumbers
– Crumbled feta cheese (optional)
– Lemon wedges (optional)


1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the ground beef, chopped onion, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried basil, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and black pepper. Mix until all ingredients are well combined.

2. Divide the seasoned ground beef mixture into equal portions and shape them into patties.

3. Heat a grill or skillet over medium-high heat. Cook the beef patties for about 3-4 minutes per side, or until they are cooked to your desired level of doneness. Remove from heat and set aside.

4. In the same pan or skillet, heat the olive oil over medium heat. Add the sliced bell peppers and onions. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Sauté for about 5-7 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender and caramelized.

5. Warm the pita bread or flatbread in the oven or on a skillet.

6. To assemble the gyros, place a cooked beef patty on each warmed pita bread or flatbread.

7. Top with the sautéed peppers and onions.

8. Drizzle tzatziki sauce over the peppers and onions.

9. Add sliced tomatoes, chopped lettuce, sliced cucumbers, and crumbled feta cheese, if desired.

10. Serve the homemade hamburger peppers and onion gyros immediately, with lemon wedges on the side for squeezing over the gyros, if desired.

11. Enjoy this delicious fusion of flavors!

Feel free to customize your gyros with additional toppings such as olives, red onions, or your favorite hot sauce. These homemade hamburger peppers and onion gyros are perfect for a quick and flavorful meal any day of the week!


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