STEAK GYROS WITH TZATZIKI SAUCE — Flank steak is marinated then grilled, and served in flatbread with lettuce, tomato, onion and homemade cucumber sauce in this make-at-home version of the classic Greek sandwich.
My family has a favorite Greek restaurant here in town, and we all love their gyros. So I knew I needed to try making gyros at home. And these Steak Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce were definitely a hit!
My boys couldn’t stop raving about this recipe, and I loved that it was so easy to make and refreshing to eat. Plus, if you cook your steak on the grill, you don’t need to heat up your kitchen during those warm summer months.
I made this tonight…..I could have licked the bowl! This was amazing and hubby even liked it. Thanks for so much yumminess! ~ Amber
Finished off with some crumbled feta cheese and homemade Tzatziki Sauce, these steak gyros quickly became one of our favorite family meals.
If you’ve never tried a gyro (pronounced yee-ro), trust me, you are definitely missing out! These gyros are absolutely amazing! And although they’re delicious any time of year, I think they’re particularly perfect for summer. Especially with fresh tomatoes from your garden!
You may be wondering if you can use chicken in place of the beef, and the answer is yes, of course! Lamb is also popular in a traditional Greek gyro.
For the flatbread, I really like Stonefire Mini Naan bread. But any kind of flatbread, or even pita bread will work. If you’re feeling super industrious, you could even make homemade naan.
And I definitely recommend marinating your flank steak as long as possible, so it’s extra tender and juicy. Letting it rest for 5-10 minutes before slicing also helps seal in plenty of juices and flavor.
I can’t remember the last time my family had so many great things to say about dinner. These recipe is definitely a keeper, and one I’ll be serving again and again.
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Tips for Grilling Beef
Season: A few hours before grilling, lightly sprinkle both sides of the meat with salt, then put it on a wire rack set on a rimmed baking sheet. The salt helps the cells retain water, which equals juicy meat.
Before grilling, pat the meat dry with paper towels then generously salt it again.
Temperature: First, let your beef come to room temperature before grilling. Remove it from the refrigerator about an hour before cooking. Use a thermometer to check if your meat is done.
A temperature of 145°F is medium rare, 160°F is medium and 170°F is well done.
Let it rest: Be sure to let your meat rest for at least 10 minutes after it’s finished cooking to seal in the juices. Ideally, you’ll want to cut into the meat when the internal temperature has cooled to about 125°F.
Here’s what you’ll need to make Steak Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
- Flank steak
- Olive oil
- Produce: garlic, lemons, red onion, tomatoes, lettuce, cucumber, fresh dill
- Spices: oregano, salt and pepper, Greek seasoning
- Sour cream
- Rice vinegar
- Flatbread or pita bread
- Feta cheese
- Tzatziki sauce
Steak Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
Flank steak is marinated then grilled, and served in flatbread with lettuce, tomato, onion and homemade cucumber sauce in this make-at-home version of the classic Greek sandwich.
- 1.5 pounds flank steak
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 teaspoons dried oregano
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Juice of 1/2 lemon, plus additional wedges for squeezing
- 1/3 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1-2 tomatoes, sliced
- Chopped romaine lettuce
- Flatbread or pita bread
- Crumbled feta cheese
- Tzatziki sauce
- Place flank steak in a large resealable bag or shallow pan. Combine olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper and juice of half a lemon and pour over steak. Cover or seal and refrigerate for up to 8 hours.
- Prepare Tzatziki sauce; cover and refrigerate.
- Preheat grill or grill pan to medium-high heat. Transfer teak to grill (discard marinade) and cook for 6-8 minutes per side, or until meat reaches desired doneness. Transfer steak to a cutting board and let rest for 5 minutes. Slice thinly against the grain.
- Serve steak in flatbread or pita bread with onion, tomatoes, lettuce, feta cheese and tzatziki sauce.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 457Total Fat: 23gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 15gCholesterol: 94mgSodium: 624mgCarbohydrates: 26gFiber: 4gSugar: 8gProtein: 36g
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Who Dished It Up First: Adapted from Creme de la Crumb
I made this tonight, minus the yogurt/labneh, and using vegan feta. I could have licked the bowl! This was amazing and hubby even liked it (he’s a huge carnivore). I made a low fodmap hummus and I made extra Israeli salad since, it’s my fave. I grabbed a picture and will post on IG. Thanks for so much yumminess!
I made this and my family definitely approved! I didn’t change anything about the recipe.
So frustrating trying to see the recipe on my phone in the grocery store when the dang ads cover the whole recipe.