Grilled Beef Gyros

Grilled Beef Gyros

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"A spicy marinade adds zip to these grilled beef slices tucked inside pita bread. Friends from Greece gave us their recipe for the cucumber sauce, which provides a cool contrast to the hot beef. I never have to worry about leftovers when I serve these sandwiches. --Lee Rademaker Hayfork, California"
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  1. In a blender or food processor, place the onion, garlic, sugar, mustard, ginger, pepper and cayenne; cover and process until onion is finely chopped. Add soy sauce and water; process until blended. Place the beef in a large resealable plastic bag. Add marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-2 hours.
  2. For sauce, combine the cucumber, garlic and salt in a blender or food processor; cover and process until cucumber is chopped. Add vinegar and oil; process until blended. Transfer to a boil; stir in sour cream. Refrigerate until serving.
  3. Drain and discard marinade. Grill beef, covered, over medium-hot heat until meat reaches desired doneness. Place beef in pita halves. Top with cucumber sauce, sliced onion and chopped tomato. Refrigerate any remaining sauce.

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You can cut a lot of time out of this by substituting the sauce portion of the recipe for cucumber ranch dressing. That is what I did and it tasted fantastic! The flavor of the beef was wonderfu...

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I agree with the other person, these recipe needs to be re-formulated. It doesn't define which garlic cloves go where, your left to guess where they are meant to go. WAY to much soy sauce, I onl...

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You can cut a lot of time out of this by substituting the sauce portion of the recipe for cucumber ranch dressing. That is what I did and it tasted fantastic! The flavor of the beef was wonderfu...

LOVED IT!! My husband and son couldn't eat this fast enough!! I am somewhat lazy, so I used the roast beef at the deli idea and the cucumber ranch dressing, but it was so good!! I think I mig...

I agree with the other person, these recipe needs to be re-formulated. It doesn't define which garlic cloves go where, your left to guess where they are meant to go. WAY to much soy sauce, I onl...

My husband and I have been looking for a gyro recipe for a long time, and this was a huge hit! All of our five kids loved the meat, and everyone left the table stuffed. I followed the marinade...

This is a GREAT recipe! I didn't use this cucumber sauce go to: Chicken Souvlaki Gyro Style, this recipe on this site has the best Tzatziki (Cucumber Sauce. Other reviewers are not giving thi...

I thought these were very good!! However this recipe makes so MUCH cucumber sauce. I am not sure what I am going to do with it. Can you freeze it? I will make again but probably cut the cumcumbe...

Great recipe. We will definitely be using this one again. We use moose steak instead of beef because we have a freezer full of game. I also use regular white vinegar because it is what is in ...

i used this recipe to marinate rib steaks for smoking...it is a very good marinade...and versatile...it's a keeper...thanks for sharing the recipe...

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