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Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 medium onion, finely chopped or shredded
  • 2 lbs. ground lamb or ground beef
  • 1 Tbsp. finely minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp. dried marjoram
  • 1 Tbsp. dried ground rosemary
  • 2 tsp. kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp. freshly ground black pepper
  • 16 oz. plain yogurt
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and finely chopped
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 4 cloves garlic, finely minced
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 2 tsp. red wine vinegar
  • 5-6 mint leaves, finely minced
  • 6 BAYS® English Muffins, lightly toasted
  • Feta cheese, as desired
  • 1 small tomato, chopped

Recipe Directions


  1. Process the onion in a food processor for 10 to 15 seconds and turn into the center of a tea towel. Gather up the ends of the towel and squeeze until almost all of the juice is removed. Discard juice.
  2. Return the onion to the food processor and add the lamb or beef, garlic, marjoram, rosemary, salt & pepper, and process until it is a fine paste, approximately 1 minute. Stop the processor as needed to scrape down sides of bowl. Place the mixture in a pan over medium-high heat and brown until no longer pink.
  3. Slice or crumble and serve on one half of a BAYS English Muffin. Fold over and secure with a wooden pick.
  4. Top with tzatziki sauce (see below), chopped onion, tomatoes and feta cheese.

Tzatziki Sauce:

  1. Place the yogurt in a tea towel, gather up the edges, suspend over a bowl, and drain for 2 hours in the refrigerator.
  2. Place the chopped cucumber in a tea towel and squeeze to remove the liquid. Discard liquid.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, combine the drained yogurt, cucumber, salt, garlic, olive oil, vinegar, and mint.
  4. Serve as a sauce for gyros.

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