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Here is a very yummy quick dinner idea and also an excellent way to stretch a pound of hamburger. I’ve been having requests from the family for burgers lately but our Beef CSA only had 2 pounds of ground beef this month and regular hamburgers would use all of that.

To satisfy our hamburger desire, I was leaning toward tacos but knew I wanted to use my Bucket of Sourdough Bread and make flat bread. Thinking on that, I thought I’d try making Gyros. I’ve only had Gyros a few times and have never made them.  A quick search resulted in this recipe for Beef Gyros which led me to this recipe for Meatloaf Gyros. My end result was a combination of the two.

Keeping No Knead Sourdough on hand gives me an excellent start on this recipe. I mix up the recipe as instructed in the free handout, then keep it in a bowl in the fridge. I use whole wheat instead of einkorn. Once the dough is made, it takes just a few minutes to form and cook the flat bread using these directions but not taking the time for the 30 minute rise. No time to make flatbread? Wrap up in a tortilla or serve the delicious patties over salad.

Ground Beef Gyros

1 pound ground beef
1 eggs
2 cloves garlic (minced) (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder)
1 tablespoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried mint
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup flour

Combine all ingredients and form into four patties*. Cook over medium heat 5 minutes on each side until cooked through. Remove from heat, cut patties into thin slices.

To Serve

Slice up a cucumber and shred some lettuce add a chopped tomato (if you have it, I didn’t). Put a few slices of meat on your flat bread and top with veggies then drizzle Yogurt/Cucumber dressing over the top.

*Need 6 patties? Use 2 eggs and 1/2 cup flour. I also increase the oregano and mint by a pinch plus add an extra dash or two of salt.

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