Keto Hamburger Peppers and Onion Gyros

Keto Hamburger Peppers and Onion Gyros

Craving the flavors of a classic gyro without the carbs? Our Keto Hamburger Peppers and Onion Gyros are here to satisfy your taste buds while keeping you firmly in ketosis. This recipe takes the essence of a traditional gyro and replaces the pita with a delicious low-carb alternative, making it perfect for anyone following a ketogenic diet.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 20 minutes
Serves: 4
Difficulty: Easy
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek

kcal & Ingredients:

  • Calories: 320 per serving (2 gyro halves)
  • Fat: 25g
  • Protein: 18g
  • Total Carbs: 6g
  • Net Carbs: 4g
  • Fiber: 2g
  • Sugar: 3g


For the Gyros Filling:

  • 1 pound ground beef or ground turkey (choose lean or extra lean)
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon paprika
  • Salt and pepper to taste

For Serving:

  • Lettuce leaves or low-carb tortillas (for wrapping)
  • Tzatziki sauce (store-bought or homemade; use a low-carb version)
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Sliced cucumbers
  • Red onion slices (optional)
  • Feta cheese crumbles (optional)


Step 1: Prepare the Gyros Filling:

  1. In a large skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat.
  2. Add the sliced onions and bell peppers to the skillet and sauté until they begin to soften and turn slightly brown, about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Push the onions and peppers to the side of the skillet and add the ground beef or turkey to the empty space.
  4. Break the meat into small pieces using a spatula and cook until browned, stirring occasionally.
  5. Once the meat is cooked through, stir in the minced garlic, ground cumin, paprika, salt, and pepper. Cook for an additional 1-2 minutes to infuse the flavors. Remove from heat.

Step 2: Assemble the Gyros:

6. Lay out your choice of lettuce leaves or low-carb tortillas on a clean surface.

  1. Spoon the cooked hamburger mixture onto each lettuce leaf or tortilla.

Step 3: Add Toppings:

8. Top the gyros with sliced tomatoes, cucumbers, and red onion slices (if using).

  1. Drizzle a generous amount of low-carb tzatziki sauce over the toppings.

Step 4: Optional Garnish:

10. If desired, sprinkle feta cheese crumbles on top for added flavor (this is optional and can be omitted for a dairy-free version).

Step 5: Serve and Enjoy!

11. Roll up the lettuce leaves or tortillas around the filling, securing them with toothpicks if necessary.

  1. Serve your keto Hamburger Peppers and Onion Gyros immediately.

Note: For more keto-friendly recipes and meal plans tailored to your needs, check out these custom keto meal plans and join the 28-day keto challenge. These Keto Hamburger Peppers and Onion Gyros are a delightful way to enjoy the flavors of Greece while staying committed to your low-carb lifestyle. Enjoy your keto gyro wrap!


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