Beef Pitas with Tzatziki Sauce
I could eat these daily for dinner. I wish I had my own vertical spit though so I can make real authentic gyros. These are NOT gyros. Please don’t make these and complain they don’t taste like gyros. These are beef sirloin slices in a pita with tzatziki sauce. It’s as close as I can get to a homemade gyro. Without using lamb. And that vertical spit thing to cook the lamb. Sorry.
For the Beef:
- 1 Tbsp fresh rosemary, minced
- 2 tsp dried oregano
- 1/2 tsp kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 2 tsp Greek seasoning (like Cavender’s)
- 2 lb beef top sirloin steak (boneless), cut into strips
- 1 Tbsp olive oil
- 6 pitas
For the Tzatziki sauce:
- 1 cup Greek plain yogurt
- 1 cucumber, diced (about 1 1/2 cup)
- 1/2 cup onion, diced
- 1 tsp lemon juice
- 1 tsp salt
- 1/4 tsp fresh ground black pepper
- 3 cloves garlic, minced
- 1 tsp Greek seasoning
- Mix all the ingredients for the sauce in a bowl. Store in refrigerator and allow to sit for 4 or more hours. Some people put it in a coffee filter and mesh colander all day to allow the excess moisture drain out. I personally don’t bother.
- In large resealable bag, mix seasonings and add beef strips. Seal bag and shake.
- Heat skillet on medium high with olive oil. Add beef strips and saute for about 10 minutes, until cooked to desired doneness. I prefer a little pink, but cook however you enjoy.
- Serve on a pita with sliced tomatoes and tzatziki sauce. Enjoy!
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