Overhead shot of Greek Burgers in a pita with feta, lemon, tomato in a white basket

The weather is warming up and the days are getting longer. It’s that time of year when grilling and lighter flavors are what I crave. I had this idea for these Greek burgers and they were so dang good, I had to share the recipe!

These burgers were really flavorful and with all of the veggies, feta, and tahini drizzled on top, they weren’t super heavy and just tasted really fresh – perfect for spring and summer weather!

Instead of serving them on a bun, I stuffed these into some pita bread. It gives them more of that gyro feel. I made the burgers with beef instead of lamb, but you could also make these as lamb burgers or a mixture of meat. I used this Greek seasoning (affiliate link) in the burgers. I can usually find this seasoning at my regular grocery store and it has a lot of great flavor that works great on all meats.

Greek Burgers in a pita with feta, lemon, tomato in a white basket

Tips and Substitutions:

  • If desired, you can use ground lamb for a more authentic Greek burger. You can also swap out the ground beef for ground chicken or turkey!
  • I like to serve these with pita bread, but you can also use regular hamburger buns if your prefer it.
  • I drizzled tahini dressing on top of these burgers, but you could also spread a layer of hummus onto the pita bread before stuffing it.
  • If you want to use pita bread, you may want to shape the burgers so they are more oval-like than perfectly round so they cover the shape of the pita bread a little better.
  • For the tahini dressing, I used a tahini dressing from my grocery store in the salad dressing section. I saw multiple types so any kind will do. If you cannot find it, you can spread hummus or drizzle fresh lemon juice or a vinaigrette dressing on top.

Overhead shot of Greek Burgers in a pita with feta, lemon, tomato in a white basket

Overhead shot of Greek Burgers in a pita with feta, lemon, tomato in a white basket
Yield: 4 burgers

Greek Burgers

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Greek Burgers - Burgers made with Greek seasonings and served in pita bread with lettuce, tomato, red onion, feta cheese, and drizzled tahini!


  • 1 pound lean ground beef
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Greek seasoning
  • 4 whole wheat pita bread
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 slices romaine lettuce
  • 2/3 cup crumbled feta cheese
  • 1/3 cup tahini dressing


  1. Add the ground beef to a small mixing bowl. Sprinkle in the Greek seasoning (add more salt if desired). Blend the seasoning in with the beef. Divide the beef into 4 equal pieces and form into an oval-shaped patty with your hands (oval shape fits better in the pita bread and covers more of it rather than a more perfectly round shape).
  2. Preheat grill or grill pan over medium high heat. Cook burgers about 2-4 minutes per side to cook to your desired doneness. Remove from the heat and let stand.
  3. Warm pita bread in microwave or quickly in the oven. Fold in half and layer romaine lettuce, sliced red onion, sliced tomato, and one of the burgers. Sprinkle some of the crumbled feta on top of each one and drizzle with the tahini dressing or hummus. Serve warm with lemon wedges.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:

1 burger

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 555Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 11gCholesterol: 123mgSodium: 1531mgCarbohydrates: 44gFiber: 6gSugar: 6gProtein: 44g
Greek Burgers with feta, red onion, and drizzled with tahini in pita bread