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Steak Gyros with Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce

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Easy and tasty flank steak gyros with tzatziki cucumber sauce are bursting with hearty flavor. A simple marinade and quick-sear yields super juicy and flavorful beef for the best homemade gyros!


  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, or 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • juice of 1/2 lemon, plus additional wedges for squeezing
  • 4 white or wheat pitas
  • 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato, thinly sliced
  • romaine lettuce
  • Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced + 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 cups cold plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1/3 cup chopped dill, fresh or frozen (may sub 2 tablespoons dried dill)
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1/8 teaspoon black pepper, or to taste
  • Instructions

  • Place steak, olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, and juice from 1/2 lemon in a large resealable bag. Press excess air out and seal bag. Refrigerate for 1-8 hours.
  • Spread cucumber slices out on a paper towel. Sprinkle generously with salt on both sides and allow to rest for 5 minutes. Wrap cucumber slices in paper towels, squeeze excess liquid out, and transfer to a food processor or blender.
  • Add remaining sauce ingredients to blender and pulse until smooth and creamy. Cover and chill until ready to use.
  • Preheat grill, grill pan, or cast iron skillet, to medium-high heat. Use tongs to transfer steak to grill and discard excess marinade. Cook steak for 6-8 minutes on each side until desired doneness (I recommend leaving just a hint of pink in the center for super juicy, tender meat with lots of flavor!)
  • Transfer steak to a cutting board and allow meat to rest for a few minutes before slicing very thinly across the grain.
  • Assemble gyros with lettuce, sliced onions and cucumbers, and steak. Drizzle with tzatziki sauce, top with black pepper and fresh squeezed lemon and serve immediately.
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