If you’ve ever tried Greek cuisine, then you’re probably familiar with the gyro – a delicious pita sandwich filled with juicy meat, vegetables, and a creamy tzatziki sauce. While most gyros are made with lamb, our recipe features a more budget-friendly version using ground beef. In this blog post, we’ll guide you through the step-by-step process of making the perfect ground beef gyros at home. Trust us, your taste buds will thank you!


  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/3 cup chopped seeded cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • gyros:
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 teaspoon onion powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 3/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 4 pita pocket halves
  • 3 cups shredded lettuce
  • 1 large tomato, chopped
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  1. In a small bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients. Chill. In a large bowl, combine seasonings; crumble beef over mixture and mix lightly but thoroughly. Shape into 4 patties.
  2. Grill, covered, over medium heat or broil 4 in. from the heat for 6-7 minutes on each side or until a thermometer reads 160°. Cut patties into thin slices; stuff into pita halves. Add lettuce, tomato and onion. Serve with the yogurt sauce.

Making gyros is all about putting the right ingredients together and assembling them into a tasty sandwich. While it may seem intimidating at first, this recipe is straightforward and easy to follow, and it results in a flavorful and authentic Greek dish that you’ll be proud to serve. Try it out and let us know what you think – happy cooking!

Nutrition Facts

  • 1 gyro: 357 calories
  • 16g fat (6g saturated fat)
  • 78mg cholesterol
  • 257mg sodium
  • 27g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 3g fiber)
  • 26g protein

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