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Steak Gyros with Tzatziki Cucumber Sauce

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!
Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
0 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 4 servings
Calories 427kcal
Author Tiffany


  • 1 pound flank steak
  • cup olive oil
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano or 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon black pepper
  • juice of ½ lemon plus additional wedges for squeezing
  • 4 white or wheat pitas
  • ½ red onion thinly sliced
  • 1 tomato thinly sliced
  • romaine lettuce

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 medium cucumber + ½ teaspoon salt peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups cold plain Greek yogurt
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • cup chopped dill fresh or frozen, (may sub 2 tablespoons dried dill)
  • 1 ½ tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • ½ teaspoon salt or to taste
  • teaspoon black pepper or to taste


  • 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.


Prep and cook time does not include at least one hour of marinade time.


Calories: 427kcal | Carbohydrates: 10g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 26g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 75mg | Sodium: 983mg | Potassium: 578mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 360IU | Vitamin C: 11mg | Calcium: 181mg | Iron: 2mg