Steak gyros are delicious. They give a different feel to the classic Greek sandwich without changing the core of what makes traditional gyros great. I love this recipe because of its hearty flavor and texture. It’s a great weekend dish, and it’s so good!
Steak Gyros – Hearty. Delicious. Different.
When I make these hearty steak gyros, everyone in the house gets really excited. We all love old school gyros, but sometimes a change is nice. When the family sees me marinating the steak, they know what’s up!
Another great bonus of this delicious dish is how healthy it is! If you’re going to eat red meat, why not make it steak gyros. The beef is tender and juicy. The onions are crisp and tangy. The tomatoes are sweet. The tzatziki sauce is cool and mellow. Every part of this dish works perfectly together, and when the house starts to fill with the scent of that marinated meat cooking away, you can hear the stomachs rumbling!
Just look at that deliciousness! It fairly screams delicious! My daughter is currently lobbying heavily for every night to be steak gyros night. Although, I think that might be a little too much red meat in our diet. I’m negotiating her down to once a week! Little does she know that I’m more than happy to eat these once a week. If I gave in, I’d make it three times a week!
This steak gyros recipe has become a staple in our home, and I love that. These kinds of traditions are what make memories! I know my daughter will always remember are gyros nights with fondness down the line. My husband and I will, too! This recipe is easy enough that my little one can help me prepare it by helping me make the marinade. That makes her feel included, and it makes the food even more delicious. At least to me. =D
- 10 oz Steak (Flank, Skirt, Inside Round Steak)
- 1 Teaspoon Ground Cumin
- 1 Teaspoon Dried Oregano
- ½ Teaspoon Crushed Red Pepper
- 2 Cloves of Garlic (Minced)
- 1 Tablespoon Olive Oil + more for cooking
- 8 oz Plain Greek Yogurt
- ½ English Cucumber (Diced)
- ¼ Bunch of Parsley (Leaves Only)
- ½ Lemon
- ½ Red Onion (Thinly Sliced)
- 2 Roma Tomatos (Sliced)
- Salt and Pepper to Taste
- 6 Mini Pitas or 4 Regular Pitas
- Marinate the steak by adding the steak, cumin, crushed red pepper and dried oregano, 1 clove of garlic and 1 tablespoon of olive oil to a ziplock bag. Shake until the steak is evenly covered and marinate for 10 minutes minimum or overnight in the refrigerator.
- In a small bowl, add the greek yogurt, diced cucumber, parsley, 1 clove of garlic and juice of ½ lemon and combine. Add salt and pepper to taste. Set aside.
- Grill or cook the steak to your liking. For the stove, turn on burner to medium high and sear both sides of the steak for 2 minutes. Once seared, cook the first side for another 3 minutes and another 2 on the second side. Depending on the thickness of your steak, it should be about medium rare.
- Once cooked to your preferred liking, remove it from the heat source and let it rest for 5 minutes. Thinly cut the steak into ¼” slices.
- While the steak is resting, cut the onion and tomatoes.
- Warm up the pitas by placing them in the microwave for 30-45 seconds or in the oven on 400 for 10 minutes.
- Plate the gyros by diving the steak evenly over the pitas and topping with the onions, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce.
If you want a delicious take on an old favorite, give this steak gyros a try. It’s a wonderful way to spice up the traditional gyros, and it makes the perfect hearty meal on a weekend or any time when you have just a touch of extra time on your hands.