Beef Gyros Recipe
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Beef Gyros Recipe

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Going out to restaurants for gyros got to be expensive for our family, so I came up with this homemade version. Usually, I set out the fixings so everyone can assemble their own. My husband and our two busy teens request them often. —Sheri Scheerhorn, Hills, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
MAKES: 5 servings


  • 1 cup ranch salad dressing
  • 1/2 cup chopped seeded peeled cucumber
  • 1 pound beef top sirloin steak, cut into thin strips
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 whole pita breads, warmed
  • 1 medium tomato, chopped
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 1/2 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup (4 ounces) crumbled feta cheese
  • 2-1/2 cups shredded lettuce

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 654 calories, 41g fat (9g saturated fat), 57mg cholesterol, 1086mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 3g fiber), 30g protein


  1. In a small bowl, combine salad dressing and cucumber; set aside. In a large skillet, cook beef in oil over medium heat until no longer pink.
  2. Layer half of each pita with steak, tomato, olives, onion, cheese, lettuce and dressing mixture. Fold each pita over filling; secure with toothpicks. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Beef Gyros in Country Woman July/August 2005, p33

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Reviewed Mar. 3, 2015

"I added salt and pepper to the meat while cooking. We also added some garlic to the dressing to add more flavor. I rated this on the basic recipe. Make some additions/changes and you'll have a better taste I believe."

Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

"I used low fat yogurt ranch and it was great!"

Reviewed May. 3, 2013

"This was a neat meal; felt like a party! :) Served with homemade pita (TOH recipe) and homemade tzatziki sauce rather than ranch dressing. (In a blender, combine 1 cup fat free, plain Greek yogurt; 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped; the juice of 1/2 lemon; 1 T olive oil; 1 clove a garlic; fresh dill and salt and pepper)"

Reviewed Mar. 23, 2012

"We liked this recipe and will be making it again. The only thing I would change is to add seasoning to the meat. Otherwise fast, easy and delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2012

"Great easy, fast, healthy AND delicious recipe!! I used feta and cheddar.. and I seasoned the meat with a little garlic salt and pepper. I also set everything on the table so the whole family can make there own gyro the way they want! Very big hit with a family of picky eaters!"

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