Legacy of Passion

Madras Curry Lamb Burger Gyro with Broccoli Rabe and Cactus Pear Yogurt

Skip the food truck with these Madras Curry Lamb Burger Gyros and you’ll be happy you did… This flavor bomb will blow your mind in the best way possible, and you’ll want to put this curry on everything you make!

Recipe by Candice Walker

Candice Walker is the voice behind Proportional Plate, a food blog where weekly meal planning couldn’t be any simpler. She teaches how to meal plan seasonally to reduce waste, minimizing kitchen time so you can enjoy all the other important things in your life!

Serves: 4
Prep: 10 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 20 minutes


  • 1-lb. ground lamb
  • 1 large shallot, finely diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 jar Maya Kaimal Madras curry
  • 8 stems of Andy Boy broccoli rabe
  • 2 Tbsp avocado oil
  • Salt and pepper
  • 1 head Andy Boy romaine lettuce
  • 6-oz. plain Greek yogurt
  • 2 Andy Boy cactus pears
  • 2 large heirloom tomatoes, thinly sliced
  • 2 radishes, sliced on a mandolin
  • 2 Persian cucumbers, diced
  • 4 pitas
  • 1 bunch cilantro


1. Preheat to 400F.

2. In a large bowl, mix your lamb, shallot, garlic, and ½ cup of the curry. Set aside at room temperature for 30 minutes.

3. Cut your cactus pears in half lengthwise. Scoop out the inside into a blender or food processor. Pulse until juices are released. Strain the contents into a bowl to remove the seeds. Mix in the yogurt and 3 Tbsp chopped cilantro leaves. Set aside.

4. Add your broccoli rabe to a baking sheet. Lightly drizzle with avocado oil, and season with salt and pepper. Cook for 10 minutes. Set aside.

5. Split your lamb mixture into 4 parts. Form your patties in an oval such that they are the length of your pita breads.

6. Heat your cast iron over medium heat. Cook your patties 4 minutes on the first side, and an additional 2 minutes on the second side.

7. To assemble your burgers, gently heat your pita breads over an open flame, in a toaster, or in the cooling oven.

8. Spread a layer of the cactus pear yogurt on your pita, top with a piece of lettuce, slices of tomato, 2 stems of broccoli rabe, a burger patty, a few tablespoons of the Madras curry, cucumbers, radish slices, and cilantro. Wrap in parchment paper for less-messy eating!

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