Meg’s Cooking Corner

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Dinner and a Movie: Gyros

I can't make greek gyros without thinking about "My Big Fat Greek Wedding." Such a fun movie, and you can't beat the combo of family and good food. I love gyros because like tacos, the toppings are easy to personalize. I combined several different recipes to make this one. We like our flatbread/pitas charred and crispy, but you can also fold them soft like a sandwich. Hope you enjoy - Opa!

Greek Gyros

1-2 lbs 1-inch-thick sirloin steak (or can use rotisserie chicken)
2 Tbsp olive oil
Flatbread or pita bread
Toppings: thinly sliced cucumber, tomato and red onion, olives, shredded romaine or baby spinach leaves, lemon wedges

Yogurt Sauce:
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
3/4 cup plain yogurt (greek-style if you can find it)
1 tsp lemon juice
1 clove garlic, grated (or 1 tsp jarred minced garlic)
1 tsp oregano
1 tsp ground cumin
1-2 dashes hot pepper sauce (optional)

  • Preheat broiler or a grill to medium. Drizzle the steak with olive oil, season with salt and pepper. Cook, turning once, 8 to 10 minutes, or until done to your liking. Let cool slightly, then thinly slice.
  • While steak is cooking, puree the feta, yogurt, lemon juice, garlic and spices in food processor, blender or magic bullet. Season with salt and pepper. Transfer to a bowl.
  • Char the flatbread/pitas under the broiler or on the grill. Top with the steak and your choice of toppings. Serve with lemon wedges and yogurt sauce.

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