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Slow Cooker Beef Gyros Recipe

After cooking all day, the flavorful meat is so tender that it practically falls apart!
Prep Time6 hrs 10 mins
Cook Time8 mins
Total Time6 hrs 18 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American, Mediterranean
Keyword: beef gyros, gyros, slow cooker beef gyros, slow cooker gyros
Servings: 6
Calories: 676kcal

Equipment

  • Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • ½ cup beef broth
  • 3 pounds sirloin steak (cut into 1/2 inch strips)
  • 1 onion thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 pita breads
  • 1 cup lettuce shredded
  • 2 tomatoes diced
  • 1 cucumber sliced

Tzatziki sauce:

  • 32 ounces plain yogurt
  • 2 cucumbers peeled and seeded
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon dried dill weed
  • salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Pour beef broth in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  • Place steak in the slow cooker and top with onion slices.
  • In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  • Pour on top of meat and place lid on top of slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  • When finished cooking, place meat on a pita and top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and sliced cucumbers. Drizzle with homemade Tzatziki sauce.

Tzatziki instructions:

  • Strain yogurt using a cheesecloth over a bowl (if you don't have that, a strainer lined with a coffee filter will work) for a couple of hours (I let mine strain for about 6 hours) or overnight to get out as much moisture as possible (I know that this step sounds funny, but I promise that if you don't do it, your sauce will be runny and not as delicious).
  • Shred or grate the cucumbers and blot them with a paper towel to get rid of as much moisture as possible.
  • Mix together the strained yogurt, shredded cucumbers, garlic, vinegar and lemon juice. Add dill and salt and pepper to taste. Keep in the fridge until serving (let the flavors come together for about 30 minutes before serving).

Notes

Also good with cucumber ranch dressing drizzled on top. We have also drizzled a little olive oil on for a delicious taste.

Nutrition

Calories: 676kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 62g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 12g | Cholesterol: 158mg | Sodium: 775mg | Potassium: 1464mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 672IU | Vitamin C: 17mg | Calcium: 342mg | Iron: 5mg