Beef Steak Gyros
A tasty take on the classic Greek sandwich, the Gyro. Sautéed beef steak strips are served in warm pita bread with slices of tomato and sweet onion and topped with a cucumber yogurt sauce. Gyro refers to meat cooked on a vertical spit, sandwiches made from this style of cooked meat are called gyros.
1 cup plain low-fat yogurt
1/4 cup diced cucumber
1 large clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound beef shoulder top blade (flat iron) steaks
1 teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
1 teaspoon minced garlic
Salt and ground black pepper
4 pita breads, cut crosswise in half, warmed
Tomato and sweet onion slices
- For Yogurt Sauce: Combine yogurt sauce ingredients in small bowl; cover and refrigerate.
- Combine oregano and garlic; press evenly onto beef steaks. Heat large nonstick skillet over medium heat until hot. Place steaks in skillet; cook 13 to 15 minutes for medium rare to medium doneness, turning twice.
- Carve steaks into thin slices; season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve beef in pita pockets with tomatoes, onion and yogurt sauce.
Makes 4 servings.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of the Beef Industry Council.