easy gyros

I have a great recipe to share with you!  I made these recently and was surprised how delicious and easy they were.  They were also quick, I think I had dinner on the table in about 30 minutes.  I love this type of food and am always searching out restaurants in hopes of finding a place that makes good flat bread sandwiches.  However, does anyone else feel dumb ordering gyros?  I know the correct pronunciation is not easy to say and I know I’m not saying it right!  Or do I just have weird insecurities? 🙂

On to the recipe…. these were REALLY good and they are easy and economical because they are made with ground beef.  I doubt I’d ever go to the trouble to shave beef or lamb meat to make a traditional gyro.  I love these because I can handle browning ground beef.  My oldest, Jacob, could not stop raving about these.  He went on and on that this was the best meal he had ever eaten.  I’m glad he liked them!  They were well received by the whole family.

The original recipe calls for the beef to be made into patties, but I left it crumbled.  I liked that we could choose how much we wanted in each wrap and also figured it would stretch further as well.

Make something different for dinner and give these a try.

Easy Gyros

1 pound ground beef

1 1/2 teaspoons dried oregano

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon onion powder

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon pepper

Cucumber Sauce:

1/2 medium cucumber, peeled and cut into small chunks

1 cup plain yogurt or sour cream

2-3 garlic cloves, pressed (start with 2 and add more to taste)

1/4 teaspoon salt

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


feta cheese, crumbled

shredded lettuce

chopped tomato

4-5 pita or flatbread

Place ground beef in a skillet over medium heat, sprinkle in seasonings.  Stir and brown until meat is cooked.

To make the sauce: combine cucumber, yogurt/sour cream, garlic, salt, and vinegar in a blender or food processor.  Pulse until smooth and slightly chunky.

Layer on pita or flatbread, meat and toppings.  I prefer flatbread over pita because it is softer and I like its texture better.  However, I found this great option – Joseph’s Pita Bread, which is more like a flat bread than pita.  I used the Flax Oat Bran and Whole Wheat and they were delicious.  They have other varieties as well.  I found these at Walmart, so they are probably sold at a lot of stores. (This can be made gluten free by using that type of wrap or flat bread)


6 thoughts on “easy gyros

  1. I had these at your house…I remember Jacob raving about them. And they were realllly good. I think I will actually make them!

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