Sirloin Gyros

There’s no need to overpay for restaurant gyros – you can easily make it right at home with a healthy homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

Sirloin Gyros - You can easily make gyros right at home with a healthy homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

I hope everyone had a wonderful July 4th holiday. Jason and I had plans to go to 2 different BBQs but when that fell through, we decided to go on a date and watch fireworks at night. But when it came down to it, we ended up staying in, relaxing and watching the series premiere of Homeland (my new obsession). Yeah, we’re such hardcore partiers, right?

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Anyway, for today, I have these steak gyros for you guys. I was having major gyro cravings last week so I decided to go with Annie’s recipe from Annie’s Eats that I’ve used before, but this time, I substituted sirloin steak since I wasn’t in much of a chicken mood. I cooked these steaks to medium rare, topped them off with a simple yet super flavorful tzatziki sauce along with some fresh tomatoes and red onions all wrapped up in a nicely toasted pita bread. It was incredibly easy to make, and it definitely hit the spot!

So here’s how you make this super easy/quick meal, perfect for weeknights:

We’ll start with the sirloin marinade by combining some garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, olive oil, plain yogurt, oregano, and of course, salt and pepper.

Sirloin Gyros - You can easily make gyros right at home with a healthy homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

Then we’ll take out our top sirloin filet…

Sirloin Gyros - You can easily make gyros right at home with a healthy homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

and throw in that pool of marinade. We’ll let that soak up for an hour or so in the fridge.

Sirloin Gyros - You can easily make gyros right at home with a healthy homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

When that hour is up, go ahead and throw it onto a hot cast iron skillet until it gets nice and crusted to medium rare, about 145 degrees F.

Sirloin Gyros - You can easily make gyros right at home with a healthy homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

Now we’ll make the tzatziki sauce by combining some Greek yogurt, grated cucumber, garlic, white wine vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

Sirloin Gyros - You can easily make gyros right at home with a healthy homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

Then we’ll drizzle in some olive oil. Super easy, right?

Sirloin Gyros - You can easily make gyros right at home with a healthy homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

Don’t forget to toast up your pita breads. I just popped them into the oven and put the low broil on for 2-3 minutes until they got nicely browned.

Sirloin Gyros - You can easily make gyros right at home with a healthy homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

And there you have it. Just take a pita bread, throw in a bunch of meat and top that off with some fresh tzatziki sauce, tomatoes and red onion. Transfer to a serving platter, fold, and enjoy!

Sirloin Gyros - You can easily make gyros right at home with a healthy homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

Sirloin Gyros

There’s no need to overpay for restaurant gyros – you can easily make it right at home with a healthy homemade Greek yogurt tzatziki sauce!

Ingredients:

  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 1 lemon, juiced
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 2 tablespoons plain yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon oregano
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 pound top sirloin filet
  • 4 pita breads, toasted
  • 2 Roma tomatoes, diced
  • 1 red onion, thinly sliced

For the tzatziki sauce

  • 1 cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled and grated
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil, or more, to taste

Directions:

  1. In a small bowl, combine Greek yogurt, cucumber, garlic, vinegar, lemon juice, salt and pepper, to taste; drizzle with olive oil. Refrigerate for at least 30 minutes, allowing the flavors to meld; set aside.
  2. In a large bowl, combine garlic, lemon juice, red wine vinegar, 2 tablespoons olive oil, yogurt, oregano, salt and pepper, to taste. Add sirloin, coating the beef completely; cover and place in the refrigerator for at least one hour.
  3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon olive oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat. Add sirloin and cook, flipping once, until medium rare, about 4-5 minutes per side. Let the meat rest for 5-7 minutes before carving into thin slices.
  4. To assemble, top each pita bread with sirloin, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes and red onion. Serve immediately.

Adapted from Annie’s Eats.