These Beef Gyros are a cheater Gyro with sirloin instead of traditional lamb, store bought Greek seasoning, and homemade Tzatziki sauce. They are simple, quick, and incredibly tasty!
We have two Beagles. Yep. Hounds. Their entire existence revolves around food. They can (and do) finish off a bowl of kibble within seconds.
I’ll admit, that they’ve slowed down a bit, now in their 12th year – not quite as quick when a grape falls to the floor. But there are certain items that lights a fire under them. A fight to the death!
Cheese, almonds, popcorn, and beef.
If I ever gave them a bowl containing these four items, all together, the drool that would immediate follow could fill up a well.
Same thing happens when I make these Beef Gyros. They are immediately at my feet. Different than taco meat, meatballs, hamburger patties…something about these Beef Gyros.
Ebi, looking up at me with those eyes that say, “Pretty please. Just this once. I won’t tell Dad. Swear.” Or Ginger, “I just know something’s going to fall. I just know it. Today’s the day. I’d sooner get stepped on than move.”
Maintaining their girlish figures is no small feat. With sweet faces like those, I want to give them everything. But I don’t…which is why they’re going to live
for another 10 years forever.
This is an imitation Gyro, made with sirloin instead of the traditional lamb, and the seasoning is a Greek mix that you can buy at any market. The sauce is an authentic Tzatziki.
They are simple, quick, and incredibly tasty. I make them often for lunch. No
dog human can resist them.
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Cheater Beef Gyros
- 1 pound sirloin ,cut into thin 1-inch strips
- 2 teaspoons Greek seasoning
- 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
- 6 soft pita breads ,warmed
- 1 cup cherry tomatoes ,halved
- 1 small Persian cucumber ,julienned
- Homemade Tzatziki Sauce
- Toss sirloin with the Greek seasoning. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high. Add sirloin and cook, stirring, about 3 minutes or until cooked through.
- Divide sirloin strips among the warmed pitas. Top with tomato and cucumber. Drizzle the Tzatziki sauce over the top.
- Serve immediately and enjoy!
Reader Questions and Reviews
What is a Persian cuke? Where would I find one? Can you just us an english or other cuke?
Hi Elaine – Persian cucumbers are of the “burpless” variety, virtually seedless, and have less water, so I prefer them. They can be found with all the other cucumbers. But yes, you can absolutely use an English cucumber, instead.
What is in Greek seasoning??
We always buy Cavender’s and theirs includes salt, pepper, garlic, oregano, onion, parsley, and “5 other spices”
These looks very easy to make, and I love gyros…I’m going to have to try this one!
I made these last night! Oh my gosh….wish I would have had enough left over for lunch today. I think they are on the menu for next week!! Thanks for sharing!
Greetings Marla! I’m so glad they turned out for you. I make them often…and there’s never enough for us either! Thanks so much for stopping by. I love it :D
These look fabulous! I’m not a big fan of lamb, so the sirloin is a nice substitute. My husband would be thrilled to pieces if I made these! (My dogs would, too.)
If my baby wasn’t a hound, I’d say that Ebi and Ginger are the cutest little hounds I’ve ever seen. I’m sure you can understand why they come in a close second. :)
The BEST part of any Greek food will ALWAYS be the yogurt sauce. No question about it. But if I had to talk about the meet and all the other stuff, I’d say yours looks quite delish. You make too many things that make me want to come over for dinner. Those little faces don’t help, either.
P.S. I’m afraid that once the human babies come along, Kramer will still own my heart. Is that bad? I know I’m normal…
Life without Ebi and Ginger? It’s unimaginable to me. But human babies are on a totally different playing field. You can’t believe it until it happens. Start stocking up on dog toys for when the guilt kicks in!
The gyros sound excellent, very flavorful and delicious looking! Your dogs are so adorable!
Dogs and gyros, works for me! Ebi and Ginger are crazy cute, you must be strong-willed to not “accidentally” drop a gyros or two on the floor.
Smudge gives me that look when I bring home a rotisserie chicken from the store.
I just had something very similar to this on my lunchbreak today. Now I can make it on my own! Thanks!
Your beagles are adorable! I know that look very well…we have 2 labradoodles who run to the kitchen when they hear the sound of Parmegino Reggiano being grated.
So rewarding to see how much they appreciate a little something other than dry kibble~ can’t hurt, right?
Labradoodles…CUTE. I can totally understand the cheese love. I mean, I go running into the kitchen if my husband slices some smoked Gouda ;-) Thanks for stopping by Debi! Your website is beautiful.
Love love love gyros.
Love Ebi and Ginger more. My god… their faces… I can’t…
I know. Try living with them. They’re not spoiled at all or anything ;-)
I’ve got to stop reading your blog when I’m hungry. It’s really getting to be too much on my appetite. Oh-and those pups are just too cute. I can’t believe they don’t weigh 200 lbs with mugs like those. I would’ve given them my whole plate.
I’ve had to learn not to read food blogs late at night, otherwise I eat a bag of potato chips before bedtime. It’s amazing that *I* don’t weigh several hundred pounds.
Your dogs are so adorable! This gyros sounds and looks soooo yummy!
Great blog; happy I found you!
OMG adorable dogs!! So cute! And Gyro, some of my favorite food, looks delicious. I have actually never made it.
Oh yeah, your dogs are adorable!
I’ve never had a Gyro, yep I live under a big rock! I have lots of beef, so I will have to give em a try.
What a yummy lunch or light summer dinner. Great pictures of Ebi and Ginger, too.
Ebi and Ginger are like Paul – incapable of taking a bad picture. Of course a little treat to get them to stay still doesn’t hurt :D
Oh my god Amy!!! They are just the most cutest things ever! If you ever feel the need to send one to NY, they have a home with me. My mom is always trying to keep us from feeding our dog people food. She’s a tiny little maltese poodle mix and she gained three pounds per her last vet visit. My mom was quite mad.
Those gyros look seriously awesome. I have a thing for street food turned more delicious. And this is it.
Thanks, Joanne! They are my first babies – before the human ones arrived. Worst thing for a dog is table scraps. My mom has been trying to make my Dad understand that…for about 40 years.
If you ever crave beef, which I know is a rarity, make these. At least do it for the yogurt sauce. You’d love it.
OMG, those pups are precious! Look at those faces…adorable…and those gyros don’t look so bad either, lol.
Ever since making it onto the Jones Soda bottles, the celebrity has gone to their heads. They’re so spoiled. I’ve decided I want to come back in my next life…as them…with me as the owner.
Oh, the gyro looks good and all, but: the dogs are adorable!!! They need their own website.
Actually I read your post and said, “I want that for lunch.” Kid said, “You just had lunch.” Traitor.
Lol. Oh my goodness. I miss you, Cathy. *sob*
I would be at your feet to if you were making these around me too. Looks delicious. And your doggies are too precious for words.
Aww, come on, just a little taste for the girls? Just a little…. ? ;)
If they’d savor it, as opposed to inhaling it…I might consider. Ginger doesn’t even chew anymore!
Cheese, almonds, popcorn, and beef.
Put those in a bowl in front of me and I would fill a well with drool, too.
These are really yummy.
OH, yum. We’ve been known to make gyros at our house too. Usually with lamb — but I’d be willing to entertain the sirloin idea, since you suggested it ;)