I have made several different versions of gyros sandwiches. I’ve made them with chicken. I have a meatball version in my ebook. But this time I wanted to try making a beef version. And because we’re focusing on the slow cooker this summer, of course I had to use my favorite small appliance to make them.
Every time I make gyros, I serve them with this simple cucumber/yogurt sauce. I know there are other toppings, but this one is so easy and I don’t have to look up how to make it. Easy cooking is how I roll.
The ingredients for these Beef Gyros are simple too. You probably have everything you need in your pantry now, with the exception of dried mint leaves.
Here’s what you’l need (minus the garlic, which didn’t make it into the photo):
I’ve been able to find this beef at Walmart lately and it’s perfect for meals like this. It’s cut very thin. I cut it into strips before cooking, but you could do the cutting after cooking if you wanted.
Slow Cooker Beef Gyros – 75 Days of Summer Slow Cooker Recipes
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 4 Tbs. lemon juice
- 3 cloves garlic crushed
- 1 3/4 tsp. dried mint
- 1 3/4 tsp. oregano
- 1 tsp. black pepper
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 lbs. think cut sirloin steak cut in strips
- 1 cucumber diced
- 8 oz plain Greek yogurt
- 1/4 tsp. dried mint
- pita bread
- Mix oil, lemon juice, garlic, mint, oregano, salt and pepper together in a small bowl. Use a fork or small whisk to combine.
- Place steak in slow cooker.
- Pour dressing over the top and stir to combine.
- Cook on high 5-6 hours or low 7-8 hours.
- Stir cucumber, yogurt and mint together.
- Serve meat in pita bread, topped with cucumber sauce.
Yum! Sounds delicious! Easy and simple meals are the best!
You have just become BESTIES with my husband!!! He has been dying for some Gyro’s.. but the kit’s in the store aren’t my fav…. but I was a little stumped on how to make them myself without lamb meat..
Thanks! Going in the rotation! Right now all we are doing is walmart shopping so.. that is helpful with the steaks right now too!
I just printed the recipe. I’ll be picking up dried mint the next time I’m at the grocery. I love Gyros.
Making this tonight. I’m using stir fry beef from Walmart, its already precut thin. I hope it works well. I’m also adding red onion and feta to our gyros tonight. Serve with some hummus and a side of fries and you have the BEST dinner.
Great idea to use the stir fry meat. And I love the idea of adding red onion and feta too. Yum!
This was gorgeous. The meat was extremely tender and juicy. This recipe is a keeper! I used shoulder roast and chuck roast and they were equally good. Thanks!
I made this today and have zero leftovers.
Tiffany, thank you so much for what you do!!
Lyn, I’m so glad you liked it 🙂