These Steak Gyros are our new favorite handheld meal. Tender strips of beautifully marinated steak are stuffed inside pitas with all of your favorite gyro fixings.
They are a super easy meal that you can quickly whip up any weeknight, or you can present a fun gyro bar for guests, where everyone gets to add toppings to their hearts content.
If you’ve never made gyros at home, these steak filled pockets are the perfect start…
Our love of Greek food runs deep. From famous dishes like Moussaka and Keftedes Meatballs, to lesser know regional dishes like Fasolada Soup and Shrimp Saganaki, we just can’t get enough of their tasty cuisine.
In the west, perhaps the most well known Greek dish is gyros, a popular street food in their home country.
The gyro meat we all know and love from restaurants and street vendors, carved off of a huge skewered chunk, may seem intimidating to make at home. This recipe will give you amazing gyro flavors, without making your own gyro meat.
Why You’ll Love this Steak Gyro Recipe
- It’s super easy. Slice the meat, marinate it, then give it a quick sear. Other than that, all that’s involved is a little chopping.
- They’re fun to eat. These are right up there with other handheld foods like tacos, pizza and chicken wings.
- Great party food contender! Make the meat in bulk and set up a gyro bar, the guests can serve themselves.
- Perfect meal prep. As the meat gets tastier the longer it marinates, this is a great prep ahead dinner. You can marinate your meat and chop the veggies in the morning, so all that’s left in the evening is to quickly cook the meat.
- Steak – We used ribeye today, but other top contenders are flank, skirt or New York strip.
- Marinade – Olive oil, garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, dried oregano, red chili flakes, salt and pepper
- Pita Bread
- Fixings – Tzatziki, tomatoes, cucumber, kalamata olives, red onions, feta cheese.
TIP: Fresh is best, try our easy homemade Tzatziki recipe!
How to Make Steak Gyros
First, thinly slice your steak into 2 inch strips. Mix with all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl and marinate at least 30 minutes. If marinating longer, cover the bowl with cling wrap and keep in the refrigerator.
While the steak is marinating, chop the veggies and crumble the feta.
Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add the steak strips and sear 5-6 minutes.
TIP: If making a large portion, cook the meat in batches, so it does not crowd the pan. Otherwise, it will steam, rather than sear.
Warm the pitas briefly on both sides on a hot skillet, or in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.
Now all that’s left is to assemble your gyros!
In individual pitas, add a generous dollop of tzatziki, then load it up with steak, veggies and feta. Enjoy!
Leftovers and Storage
Store the different components in separate sealed container in the refrigerator for 3-4 days (except the pitas, which are stored at room temperature).
When ready to enjoy again, simply reheat the steak in the microwave, or on stovetop, before assembling your next gyro.
Make it a Greek night, and impress your family and friends with these fun and delicious steak gyros. They are surely a super addicting meal that you will come back to many, many times.
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Steak Gyros, on our Gypsy Plate… enjoy!
- 1.5 pounds ribeye steak (or flank, skirt or New York strip)
- 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 4 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1/4 cup red vinegar
- 1 Tbsp oregano
- 1 tsp red chili flakes
- salt to taste
- pepper to taste
- Pita bread
- Cherry tomatoes, halved
- Kalamata olives, halved
- Red onion, sliced
- Cucumber, diced
- Feta cheese, crumbled
- First, thinly slice your steak into 2 inch strips. Mix with all of the marinade ingredients in a bowl and marinate at least 30 minutes. If marinating longer, cover the bowl with cling wrap and keep in the refrigerator.
- While the steak is marinating, chop the veggies and crumble the feta.
- Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat. Once hot, add the steak strips and sear 5-6 minutes.
- Warm the pitas briefly on both sides on a hot skillet, on in the microwave for 10-15 seconds.
- Assemble the gyros: In individual pitas, add a generous dollop of tzatziki, then load it up with steak, veggies and feta. Enjoy!
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