Easy Ground Beef Gyros are so delicious and ready in 30 minutes! Ground beef is perfectly seasoned with a greek spice blend then tucked inside of a soft pita with lots of fresh lettuce, tomato, cucumber, and red onion. Finish the gyro with homemade tzatziki sauce and feta cheese.

Gyros remind me of a greek version of tacos! Gryros and tacos both start with some type of meat then are topped with lots of fresh vegetables, a tasty sauce and a shell to hold it all together. Being that this is a Ground Beef Gyro recipe, they’re more similar than ever! Also, if you’ve ever seen how gyro meat is traditionally made then you understand why I make mine with ground beef. It makes thing a LOT simpler.

I just can’t get get over the combination of warm, seasoned beef tucked inside a soft pita with fresh vegetables and cool, flavorful tzatziki sauce. When it all comes together, the flavor is incredible!


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 teaspoon each 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

Tzatziki sauce

  • ¾ cup greek yogurt
  • ¾ cup grated cucumber (I like to use an English cucumber)
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped
  • ½ tablespoon lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled

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  • Add the ground beef to a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes. Add the seasonings and ½ cup of water. Simmer over medium heat until the sauce has thickened around the meat, about 5 minutes.
  • While the beef cooks, make the Tzatziki sauce. Start by squeezing the excessive liquid out of the grated cucumber, discarding the liquid. In a small bowl, mix the grated cucumber with the remaining ingredients.
  • To assemble a gyro, layer a pita with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, and ground beef, then finish with tzatziki sauce, fresh dill and feta cheese.

Enjoy !

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