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Crock Pot Beef Gyros Recipe makes dinner time a breeze. The tender beef paired with the delicious tzatziki sauce makes this a meal your family will go crazy over.

Crock Pot Beef Gyros Recipe makes dinner time a breeze. The tender beef paired with the delicious tzatziki sauce makes this a meal your family will love.
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Crock Pot Beef Gyros Recipe:

We love gyros but never really attempted to make them at home. For some reason, they seemed complicated but now I know just how simple they are. All the ingredients go in the slow cooker for a simple meal idea.

The slow cooker does all the work and you can easily serve your family an amazing dinner in no time at all. The flavor is so delicious and the beef is so tender from being slow cooked all day.

The homemade tzatziki sauce takes these beef gyros to the next level and will leave your family coming back for more. This Easy Mediterranean recipe can’t be beat and it is so simple. This recipe for beef gyros is a family favorite.

Make sure to top with the delicious sauce. The sauce is rich and creamy and really makes this recipe taste authentic.

Beef Gyro stacked on a cutting board

What is a Beef Gyro?

A beef gyro is a Greek dish that cooked meat is served in a pita bread. It is topped with tomato, onion, lettuce and homemade tzatziki sauce.

A gyro can be made with beef, chicken, pork or lamb.

What type of Beef to use for Gyros:

We made our beef gyro with bite size roast but another option would be Flank Steak.

Beef Gyro stacked on a cutting board

What is a Beef Gyro Made of?

This Beef Gyro recipe is made with simple ingredients. The slow cooker does all the work and makes a delicious Beef Gyro.

  • Roast
  • Onion
  • Seasonings
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Pita folds
  • Tomatoes and Lettuce, for serving

Ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce

  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Cucumber
  • Dill
  • Garlic

This is the best sauce and just takes a few seconds to make.

You only need a few simple ingredients for this amazing sauce. You can quickly and easily make this homemade sauce and it is so tasty.

The name sounds a little intimidating but it really is very simple to make. The seasonings blend together with the yogurt and cucumbers for a really amazing flavor.

I like to put a pretty generous drizzle of this sauce on my gyros. It is that good and just the best sauce ever.

Beef Gyro stacked on a cutting board

Ingredients:

For the Beef Gyros:

  • Roast, cut into bite size pieces or strips
  • Onion, thinly sliced
  • Minced Garlic
  • Dried Oregano
  • Salt
  • Pepper
  • Fresh Lemon Juice
  • Warmed Pita folds
  • Sliced Tomatoes and Lettuce for serving

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

  • Plain Greek Yogurt
  • Shredded Cucumber
  • Dried Dill or Fresh Dill
  • Salt
  • Minced Garlic
  • Salt and Pepper

How Do you Cook Beef Gyro Meat:

  • Step 1 – Place ingredients in Slow Cooker – Combine the beef, onion, oregano, salt, pepper, and lemon juice in a crock pot.
Placing the beef in the slow cooker
  • Step 2 – Cook until tender – Cook on low for 8 hours or until beef is tender. Cooking time will vary.
Topping the diced beef with seasoning and onions

Make Tzatziki Sauce:

  • Step 1 – Combine the ingredients for the tzatziki sauce and store in the fridge until ready to serve.
Adding the ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce in a bowl
Combining the ingredients for Tzatziki Sauce in a bowl with a spatula

How to Make Beef Gyros at Home:

  • Step 1 – Add meat and toppings to Pita – Place the beef in a warmed pita and top with the sauce. We also like to top each gyro with lettuce and tomatoes and it is so delicious.
  • Step 2 – Top with Sauce – You can add an extra drizzle of the tzatziki sauce if you love it as much as we do.
Beef Gyro stacked on a cutting board

Are Beef Gyros Healthy?

Yes, the beef is typically lean. Even the sauce uses Greek yogurt.

This is a great recipe that is healthy for you too. Even better, the kids go crazy over this beef gyro recipe.

What to Serve with Beef Gyros:

  • Low Carb – If you are on a low carb diet, you can still enjoy these beef gyros. Serve the flavorful meat over lettuce for a quick and easy dinner.
  • Kalamata Olives – Kalamata olives are also really good with it. The combination with the Tzatziki Sauce and the olives makes it a perfect gyro.
  • Greek Fries – Take your traditional fries to the next level by tossing them with feta cheese and red onions. Add in extra seasoning such as garlic, dill and oregano.
Crock Pot Beef Gyros Recipe makes dinner time a breeze. The tender beef paired with the delicious tzatziki sauce makes this a meal your family will love.

Tips for Slow Cooker Beef Gyros:

  • Make in the Instant Pot – You can also use your instant pot and make this Instant Pot Beef Gyros with tzatziki sauce recipe. Instant pot gyros are fantastic as well.
  • Food Processor – Use a food process to dice up your vegetables so they blend well with the other ingredients.
  • Olive Oil – You can add some olive oil to the crock pot to prevent the roast from sticking.
  • Sauce – We recommend placing the Tzatziki Sauce in the fridge for at least 30 minutes before serving.
Beef Gyro in a hand

Substitutions and Additions:

  • Chicken Gyro – You can easily make this gyro with chicken. It still as flavorful and you will use the same seasoning.
  • Change the Topping – You can change the toppings with what you prefer. I often times will just have beef and lettuce stuffed in a pita.

How to Store:

Place your leftovers in an air tight container and place in the refrigerator for about 3 to 4 days.

We like to place in individual containers to easily place in a pita or whole wheat wrap to have for lunch the next day.

Beef Gyro stacked on a cutting board

How to Reheat:

When you are ready to reheat your beef gyro, you can reheat in the microwave or place it in a sauce pan. You may need to add a little beef broth.

Print this Authentic Beef Gyro recipe below:

Crock Pot Beef Gyros

4.86 from 7 votes
Crock Pot Beef Gyros Recipe makes dinner time a breeze. The tender beef paired with the delicious tzatziki sauce makes this a meal your family will love.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 10 minutes
Servings 6
Cuisine Greek
Course Lunch, Main Course
Calories 399

Ingredients

  • FOR THE BEEF GYROS:
  • 2 lbs roast cut into bite size pieces or strips
  • 1 large onion thinly sliced
  • 1 Tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
  • Warmed pita folds
  • Sliced tomatoes and lettuce for serving
  • FOR THE TZATZIKI SAUCE:
  • 1 cup plain Greek yogurt
  • 1 cup diced cucumber seeded and shredded
  • 1 Tbsp dried dill or 2 Tbsp fresh dill
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper
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Instructions

  • Combine the beef onion, oregano, salt, pepper, and lemon juice in a crock pot.
  • Cook on low for 8 hours or until beef is tender.
  • In a small bowl combine the ingredients for the TZATZIKI sauce. 
  • Store in the fridge until ready to serve. 
  • Place the beef in a warmed pita and top with the sauce.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 399kcal, Carbohydrates 35g, Protein 42g, Fat 8g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 95mg, Sodium 883mg, Potassium 686mg, Fiber 1g, Sugar 2g, Vitamin A 15IU, Vitamin C 4mg, Calcium 124mg, Iron 4.1mg

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