Quick and Easy Homemade Ground Beef Gyros


For the Gyros:

1 pound ground beef

1 teaspoon each of dried oregano, ground thyme, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

4 pitas

Optional toppings: lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, fresh dill, and feta cheese

For the Tzatziki Sauce:

¾ cup Greek yogurt

¾ cup grated cucumber (preferably English cucumber)

2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped

½ tablespoon lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled


Cook Ground Beef:

In a skillet over medium-high heat, brown the ground beef for about 5-7 minutes.
Add the seasonings and ½ cup of water. Simmer over medium heat until the sauce thickens around the meat, approximately 5 minutes.

Make Tzatziki Sauce:

Squeeze excess liquid from the grated cucumber.
In a small bowl, combine the grated cucumber with Greek yogurt, dill, lemon juice, minced garlic, salt, and crumbled feta cheese.

Assemble Gyros:

Lay out a pita and layer with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, and the seasoned ground beef.
Finish with a generous dollop of tzatziki sauce, fresh dill, and feta cheese.
Relish this delightful and uncomplicated Ground Beef Gyros recipe—an ideal fusion of seasoned warmth and cool, fresh components wrapped in a soft pita for a gratifying and flavorful meal.

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