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It’s no secret that I love me some Greek food. I tend to stick to chicken, when I’m cooking a Greek dish at Casa de Crews, because it just seems easier to make. Or rather, it seemed easier. “Seemed”, because I made my own Gyro Burgers using ground lamb this week. Opa!
These burgers; you guys they are SO good. I love to order Greek salads from our fave take-out place with Gyro (pronounced YEE-ro) on top. Sometimes I get a Gyro Pita instead, but regardless, both Jason and I are Gyro lovahs.
Ground lamb is leaner than beef, so I cooked these burgers more like chicken in my grill-pan as to not dry them out. With a homemade tzatziki, and fries on the side, this meal sounds like it’d be indulgent or high in carbs/fat, but it’s not at all. These are so tasty, that I made a batch of Gyro burgers so we could enjoy leftovers throughout the week for lunches as well!
You know I love taking dinner leftovers to enjoy for lunch. I’m not even ashamed to say that yes, we ate these burgers for three lunches this week #sorrynotsorry. I ran out of fries after meal #2, and added a side salad, instead. Whoops.
I make Sweet Potato Fries often, but rarely make fries using white potatoes. Mainly, because the only time I attempted white potatoes, and they weren’t super crispy. I later learned (thanks to Google) that you need to soak your ‘taters in cold water for at least 30 minutes to draw out the starch. That did the trick, and these fries were tay-stay!
Jason has a seriously bad habit of forgetting to bring plastic lunch containers home from work. Like to the point of me buying extra sets, thinking we somehow lost containers. Then he brings home a BAG full of them, and that’s a fun experience to wash #notreally.
Soooo this past weekend, when I was grocery shopping at Target (it’s dangerous that we have one just a mile from the house), I saw Reynolds™ heat & eat disposable containers. You guys, THIS is the solution I have been looking for to our “missing” lunch container saga.
These Reynolds™ containers can be recycled, are odor resistant, and heat really well in the microwave when I’m pressed for lunch time at work. Sometimes when I am using those plastic containers in the microwave and they make a “pop” noise, I have wondered if maybe constantly reheating plastic in the microwave is the best idea. I like the size of these Reynolds™ containers as well, because they’re not SO big, that I can’t fit it into my lunch bag, and not so small, that I’m still hungry after lunch. Plus, then I can toss the Reynolds™ heat & eat containers, and I have one less dish to wash #holla.
I made these burgers as lettuce wraps, but feel free to use a bun or pita, if you prefer. If you can’t find ground lamb, you can easily substitute with ground beef. Watching carbs? Add a side salad instead of fries. These fries are Paleo and Whole 3o compliant. Enjoy!
What kind of dinner leftovers do you bring for lunch the next day?
Yummy! I love all Greek foods and can’t wait to try this! #client
Yum! Totally pinning this. We have a couple of go to lamb recipes but this sounds a lot easier and just as tasty.
Those look amazing! I’m a leftovers for lunch girl too but today I have a sad random mishmash since I apparently didn’t plan enough for Friday. 🙁
That is usually how my Fridays go too..or I end up grabbing lunch to celebrate the weekend 🙂
The curse of the missing tupperware!!! Sometimes I’ll come home and be like where did all of this come from? And Matt will say either my desk or my car or a combination, haha. I might have to start sending him with the recyclable kind, seems much less stressful. That and I had to throw some Pyrex away recently, it had become a science experiment in his car. I was not happy! I had to check the date on that tzatziki recipe, I remember making it but I can’t believe it’s been over a year since you posted it!
Susan Lyons says
I can’t wait to try this recipe! I’m not into lamb but I may try this with turkey. Hopefully I will have the time soon to make this! However, on the note of leftovers….. 99% of the time, leftovers are the BEST. I am not ashamed to take my half eaten meal home to eat the next day.
Turkey is lean like lamb, so I just know these will taste similar! Well, you have a lot going on momma, so no shame if you don’t make those fries from scratch! The burgers are very easy to make
I love this healthy take on burgers! I actually remember being in Greece and asking for a burger and that’s how it came out – I was 18 and couldnt appreciate how delicious it actually was lol! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston
This is my kind of food, yum!!