Vegan Gyro Sliders with Tzatziki

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Calling all gyro AND burger lovers! These vegan sliders are the perfect appetizer, snack, or entree for your summertime party (or ANYTIME!) The juicy vegan meat pairs perfectly with creamy fresh tzatziki, crumbled feta, and vibrant red onion. You won’t be able to have just one of these mouthwatering sliders!


  • Easy – The patties can be assembled in literally 5 minutes!
  • Flavorful – The vegan meat pairs perfectly with the feta and tzatziki
  • Vegan, dairy-free, & gluten-free (if you use a gluten-free bun)

I’m in LOVE with these vegan gyro sliders. These are Greek-inspired mini burgers with a delish tzatziki and feta crumbles sprinkled on top. Of course we can’t imitate lamb meat perfectly, but using plant-based ground we are able to create a mouthwatering slider that’s perfect for your summer parties!

Ingredients

  • Vegan plant-based ground – You will need 1lb of plant-based ground beef. This is found often in the fridge or freezer section of the grocery store. Do not get the plant-based crumbles (such as this). I love Beyond Meat’s Plant-Based Ground.
  • Spices – You will want to flavor your vegan ground beef with some salt, oregano, minced garlic, pepper, and minced red onion to give your burgers a rich flavor. (You can also use garlic powder if you don’t have fresh garlic)
  • Toppings – For a “gyro-inspired” burger you will need a vegan tzatziki (I often get mine store bought from Trader Joe’s), vegan feta (I love Follow Your Heart vegan feta), and red pepper slices.
  • Slider buns – This recipe makes 6 sliders! You could also use dinner rolls for the buns.

See recipe card for full ingredient list and quantities.

How to Make Vegan Sliders

Make your slider patties

In a large mixing bowl, combine you the plantbased ground with all the other burger ingredients. Use your hands or a spoon to fully incorporate.

Form 6 patties (~2.5 inches wide). Flatten slightly and place on a plate to sit for 10-15 minutes before cooking.

Cook vegan sliders

Warm a large skillet over medium heat with a little bit of olive oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Once the pan is warm, add your slider patties.

Cook for 3-5 minutes per side, until crisp and golden brown. Cover your sliders for at least 2-3 minutes during the cooking process to help the inside cook through.

Assemble

Assemble your slider. Place the cooked vegan meat on the bottom and top with a slice of red onion. On the top of the rolls or bun, add your vegan tzatziki with a sprinkle of feta crumbles.

Enjoy your vegan gyro sliders right away!

You can serve individual sliders on plates or just one large platter.

Storage Recommendations

If you (somehow!) have leftovers, you can store individual burger patties in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 3 days. I don’t recommend storing assembled sliders because they will get soggy.

The plant-based ground is freezer friendly and patties can be frozen for up to 2 months (pre-cooked or cooked) in a tight container.

Vegan Slider Variations

Other delicious toppings –

  • Avocado
  • Caramelized onions
  • Sautéed mushrooms
  • Sliced tomatoes
  • Hummus
  • Pistachio pesto
  • Grilled pineapple
  • Vegan cheese
  • Vegan aioli (made from vegan mayo)
  • BBQ sauce
  • Layer of cheese (like vegan cheddar slices)
  • Roasted red pepper slices

How do I know when the “meat” is cooked through?

Like animal-based meats, plant-based meat will often change color and texture as they cook. Beyond Meat will darken as it cooks. I recommend breaking off a small piece of one slider to check if it is cooked on the inside.

Tips to get the vegan sliders to cook evenly –

  • Cover your pan for 2-3 minutes as they are cooking to help the inside cook.
  • If your heat is not evenly distributed in your pan, make sure to move the sliders around so they all get equal time on the high heat.
  • You can use an internal thermometer to make sure your plant-based ground is reaching the optimal temperature. Check the package for confirmation of ideal temperature.

Can I make these sliders ahead of time?

I recommend cooking the vegan meat right before eating for best flavor and consistency. You can assemble the patties the night before and keep stored in an airtight container until ready to eat.

When to serve vegan sliders

There are SO many occasions to enjoy these sliders.

  • For a game day party
  • Easy finger food at a picnic in the summertime
  • Friday night date-night in
  • Your next party for kids or adults
  • Weeknight dinner

Pro Tips ✔️


  • Vegan plant-based ground is NOT the same as beefless crumbles. Plant-based ground comes in a vacuum-sealed block (often in freezer section). I like Beyond Meat the best (see the one I use here) but you can use any kind you like or have available! 
  • Defrost your plant-based ground the night before in the fridge to save time. You could even make your patties the night before and store in the fridge in an airtight container until ready to cook.

Our Favorite

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  • Homemade Black Bean Burger with burger sauce (my fave veggie burger)
  • Buffalo chickpea ranch wrap
  • 10 minute tempeh sandwich
  • Buffalo tofu wrap

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Vegan Gyro Sliders with Tzatziki

Allie Petersen
This juicy Greek-inspired vegan slider has creamy feta crumbles, fresh tzatziki, and crisp red onion. Guarantee you won't be able to have just one of these!
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Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Course Appetizer, Dinner, Lunch
Cuisine American
Servings 6 sliders

Ingredients
  

  • 1 lb vegan plant-based ground* See Below for tips
  • 1 tsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp oregano
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tbsp minced red onion

Toppings

  • vegan tzatziki*
  • vegan feta crumbles*
  • sliced red onion
  • 6 slider burger buns

Instructions
 

  • If your vegan plant-based ground is not defrosted, make sure it is before starting this recipe.
    In a large bowl, combine you the plant-based ground with all the other burger ingredients. Use your hands or a spoon to fully incorporate.
    1 lb vegan plant-based ground*, 1 tsp minced garlic, 1 tsp salt, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp freshly ground black pepper, 2 tbsp minced red onion
  • Form 6 patties ~2.5 inches wide. Flatten slightly and place on a plate to sit for 10-15 minutes.
  • Warm a large skillet over medium heat with just enough oil to coat the bottom of the pan. Once the pan is warm, add your slider patties.
  • Cook for 3-5 minutes per side, until crisp and slightly browned. Cover your sliders for at least 2-3 minutes during the cooking process to help the inside cook through.
  • Assemble your slider. Place the vegan meat on the bottom and top with a slice of red onion. On the top half of the bun add your vegan tzatziki with a sprinkle of feta crumbles.
    Enjoy your vegan gyro sliders right away!

Notes

⭐️Vegan plant-based ground is NOT the same as beefless crumbles. Plant-based ground comes in a vacuum-sealed block (often in freezer section). I like Beyond Meat the best (see the one I use here) but you can use any kind you like or have available! 
 
⭐️You can find lots of vegan tzatziki options now. There is one available at Target, Whole Foods, and Trader Joe’s!  
⭐️My fave plant-based feta crumbles are from Follow Your Heart or Violife
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