Beef Gyros

1909 beef gyros
Can’t get enough of the gyros at your local Greek restaurant?

You may be surprised how easy they are to make in the comfort of your own home.


  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 600g rump steak
  • 1 small red onion, very thinly sliced
  • 4 pita bread
  • 8 baby cos lettuce leaves, torn
  • 2 ripe truss tomatoes, cut into thin wedges
  • 1 Lebanese cucumber, halved lengthways
  • 1 cup thick Greek-style yoghurt
  • 3 tsps finely chopped dill
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  1. Combine 2 tbsps of olive oil, 1 tbs lemon juice, oregano, and half the garlic in a shallow dish. Season with salt and pepper. Add steak and set aside for 15-20 minutes to marinate.
  2. Meanwhile, toss onion with remaining lemon juice in a small bowl. Season and set aside.
  3. To make the tzatziki, use a teaspoon to scoop out cucumber seeds. Grate the cucumber and squeeze to remove excess liquid. Combine yoghurt, dill, remaining oil and garlic, and 1/4 tsp salt in a bowl. Stir in cucumber.
  4. Heat a barbecue grill on high heat. Reduce heat to medium-high. Add steak and cook for 3-5 minutes on each side for medium-rare or until done to your liking. Transfer to a plate, cover loosely with foil and rest for 5 minutes. Thinly slice.
  5. Drain onion. Warm pita bread on a barbecue for 30 seconds on each side. Spread with tzatziki, and top with lettuce, tomato, steak and onion. Tie with string to form a loose wrap and serve.
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