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Beef Gyros Recipe

Beef Gyros Recipe

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. YIELD:5 servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

  • 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.

Nutritional Facts

1 gyro equals 654 calories, 41 g fat (9 g saturated fat), 57 mg cholesterol, 1,086 mg sodium, 41 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 30 g protein.

Wine Pairings

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.