Easy Grilled Steak Gyros with creamy tzatziki sauce, each bite is bursting with mediterranean flavor. A simple spice rub and quick-sear on the grill makes the beef super juicy and flavorful. It is hands down the best 30 minute homemade gyro recipe you’ll ever make, sure to be a crowd favorite!
The Best Steak Gyro Recipe
I don’t know what it is about gyros, but they are just kinda nostalgic to me. Growing up our family was always on the move. We were either going to my volleyball practice or to my brothers soccer practice and sometimes to both. Honestly, I don’t know how my parents did it!
With all the hustle and bustle, quick family friendly meals were a must! My mom definitely had a few go to’s, just like I do now. But one of my favorites was when it was gyro night! She would pick up the sliced lamb meat and container of tzatziki sauce, I would set up shop and go to town.
Now that I’m all grown up I get to make my own take on things and these Grilled Steak Gyros are it! Tender Juicy Steak rubbed with a Mediterranean Spice Blend then seared to perfection and placed in a toasted pita topped with homemade tzatziki sauce! Y’all my mouth is drooling just talking about it!
What Are Gyros?
A gyro is a Greek sandwich, pronounced YEE-ROH, normally made with cooked lamb, beef, or pork. It is served on pita bread and topped with tomato, onion, and a cucumber yogurt sauce. A gyro is very similar to shawarma but the main difference being the meat preparation and how it is served. Shawarma is usually marinated for a long time and sometimes in a yogurt marinade and served in chunks instead of shaved or thinly sliced.
What is the Best Cut of Meat to Use for a Steak Gyro?
The best cuts of beef to use for a quick gyro are new york strip steak, ribeye, filet mignon (if you really want flavor and price isn’t an issue), top sirloin or flank steak.
In today’s recipe I went the new york strip route, I didn’t want as much marbleization as a ribeye and wanted it a little more tender than flank steak. It turned out a great and I had plenty of steak to feed a hungry crowd of four, plus some!
In my humble opinion, gyros live and die by the sauce that’s on them. I’ve made a couple different Tzatziki Sauce’s in my day, even made a yogurt free one –> check out my Avocado Tzatziki. But this one is my favorite recipe thus far!
How to Make Homemade Tzatziki Gyro Sauce?
To a small bowl, add 1/2 cup of plain greek yogurt, 1/4 cup grated cucumber (squeeze slightly to juice), 1 tablespoon of lemon juice, 1/2 teaspoon dry dill, 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder and salt. Stir together and set aside.
It’s amazing, in fact, just go ahead a make a double batch because your humans will want extra. Trust me!
What I love about this Steak Gyro Recipe is it’s great year round. Sure I grilled it today, but if you’re feeling it in the winter just add the steak to a skillet instead of the grill. It’s a quick meal that everyone in the family will love and you will too because it comes together in 30 minutes!
So whether or a gyro fanatic or a gyro “virgin”, this needs to be on your list to make! Because honestly, you can’t get better than tender steak on a warm pita bread loaded with veggies and creamy cucumber tzatziki sauce. Go get the ingredients and I’ll see you in the kitchen!
Bon Appetit friends!
What Goes Good With Gyros?
- Mediterranean Orzo Salad
- Quinoa Tabbouleh Salad
- Mediterranean Quinoa Stuffed Tomatoes
- Epic Grapefruit Salty Dog Cocktail
Easy Grilled Steak Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
- Prep Time: 10 min
- Cook Time: 10 min
- Total Time: 20 minutes
- Yield: 4 gyros 1x
- Category: Dinner
- Method: Grill
- Cuisine: Greek/Mediterannean
Easy 30 Minute Grilled Steak Gyros with creamy tzatziki sauce, each bite is bursting with greek flavor. A simple spice rub and quick-sear on the grill makes the beef super juicy and flavorful.
- .75oz – 1lb new york strip steak
- 1 teaspoon Mediterranean Spice Blend
- 1 tablespoon avocado oil
- ½ cup plain greek yogurt
- ¼ cup grated cucumber
- 1 tablespoon lemon juice
- ½ teaspoon dry dill
- ½ teaspoon garlic powder
- salt to taste
- 4 flatbreads
- 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 3/4 cup sliced cucumber
- 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes
- Heat grill to medium high heat, approximately 375-400 degrees F.
- Season both sides of the steak with Mediterranean Spice Blend and avocado oil. Rub in to the steak.
- Make sure grill grates are clean and rub down with olive oil soaked rag or spray with cooking spray.
- Place seasoned steak on the grill. Grill each side for 4-6 minutes depending on the thickness of the steak and your desired doneness. Remove steak from grill and let sit for 10 minutes.
- While the steak is resting to a bowl add yogurt, grated cucumber, lemon juice, dry dill, garlic powder and salt. Stir together and set aside.
- Slice the steak and start to assemble gyros. Evenly distribute steak, sliced red onion, cucumber, cherry tomatoes and tzatziki sauce on each flatbread.
- Serving Size: 1 steak gyro
- Calories: 422
- Sugar: 4 g
- Sodium: 410 mg
- Fat: 21 g
- Saturated Fat: 7 g
- Carbohydrates: 25 g
- Fiber: 9 g
- Protein: 34 g
- Cholesterol: 68 mg
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Authentic Gyros should be made with lamb and no dill in the tzatziki.
True. But these are not authentic, they are just a fun twist on them. If you want authentic I would recommend searching for authentic gyros. 🙂
Looks so good ! What flat bread/pita are you using that’s GF
Hi Camille, I use Stonefire Naan in this recipe, however, it is not gluten free.
I am mouthwatering! I love this kind of food! So perfect for summer!
I love the steak with the tzatziki sauce! Such an awesome meal!
These gyros were AMAZING! Made an excellent lunch; so satisfying and refreshing!
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Tzatziki is truly one of my favorite dips!!! So happy you enjoyed this recipe!
This looks fantastic! I cannot wait to make this!!
I want this for lunch today!! This is a favorite even with the kids!
This sounds so flavorful! So perfect for using the grill all summer long.