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
Recommended: 38 Greek-Style Dinners
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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pajamaangel User ID: 1603339 221929
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."

angieact1 User ID: 1990802 62334
Reviewed Jun. 7, 2013

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

wasoongu User ID: 1077273 91876
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)"

truejoie User ID: 6609726 126027
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!"

A.Logan User ID: 4951556 140680
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!"

Lis5112 User ID: 5795289 58741
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"This was a big hit for our family full of picky eaters. Its a nice alternative to a regular gyro. I swapped the feta cheese for cheddar-jack."

Lis5112 User ID: 5795289 146114
Reviewed May. 22, 2011

"This was a big hit for our family full of picky eaters. Its a nice alternative to a regular gyro. I swapped the feta cheese for cheddar-jack."

partridge User ID: 1426507 119113
Reviewed Aug. 1, 2010

"I love gyros despite the fact that they have so much garlic in them. This recipe takes the cake. I can eat a gyro and the garlic isn't going to haunt me. Tastes similiar to the ones I make which is one I got from toh."

adamandliz User ID: 4079788 56761
Reviewed Apr. 6, 2010

"We LOVE this recipe! Great for lunch. Very light and super yummy!"

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