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Beef Steak Gyros

Beef Steak GyrosA 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.

Recipe Ingredients:

Yogurt Sauce:
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

Gyros:
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

Cooking Directions:

  1. For Yogurt Sauce: Combine yogurt sauce ingredients in small bowl; cover and refrigerate.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.