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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.
Ground Beef Gyros
1 pound ground beef
2 cloves garlic (minced) (or 1/4 tsp garlic powder)
1 tablespoon oregano
1/2 teaspoon dried mint
1/2 teaspoon 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.
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.
We liked this so much that Lulu has already asked me to make it again. This went together very quickly (I love keeping a bucket of sourdough on hand) and is a perfect dinner to make after working all day.
*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.