- 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
- 2 garlic cloves
- 2 tablespoon sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground mustard
- 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger or 2 teaspoons minced fresh gingerroot
- 1-1/2 teaspoons pepper
- 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper
- 1/2 cup soy sauce
- 1/4 cup water
- 1 boneless beef sirloin tip roast (2 to 3 pounds), cut into 1/4-inch-thick slices
- CUCUMBER SAUCE:
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
- 4 garlic cloves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/3 cup cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup olive or vegetable oil
- 2 cups (16 ounces) sour cream
- 8 to 10 pita breads, warmed and halved
- Thinly sliced onion
- Chopped tomato
- In a blender or food processor, place the onion, garlic, sugar, mustard, ginger, pepper and cayenne; cover and process until onion is finely chopped. Add soy sauce and water; process until blended. Place the beef in a large resealable plastic bag. Add marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
- For sauce, combine the cucumber, garlic and salt in a blender or food processor; cover and process until cucumber is chopped. Add vinegar and oil; process until blended. Transfer to a boil; stir in sour cream. Refrigerate until serving.
- Drain and discard marinade. Grill beef, covered, over medium-hot heat until meat reaches desired doneness. Place beef in pita halves. Top with cucumber sauce, sliced onion and chopped tomato. Refrigerate any remaining sauce. Yield: 8-10 servings.
Reviews forGrilled Beef Gyros
"Gyros are pretty common in my home state of PA. We don't see them (or many of the other foods we love) in this part of TX. We were craving a taste of home (how appropriate lol) These were really good and hit the spot!"
"Delicious! This has been a family favorite for years! I recall my mom marinating, and my dad grilling this over the summers! It is also GREAT for entertaining :)Definitely a must try!"
"We used a flank steak sliced thin before marinating and grilled over hardwood coals. I think we will do a skirt steak with it tomorrow."
"We use venison in place of beef and really like this recipe. Makes more cucumber sauce than needed so I usually half"