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Grilled Beef Gyros with Cucumber Sauce (Tzatziki)


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  • 1 medium onion, cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 T. brown sugar
  • 1 T. ground mustard
  • 1/2 t. ground ginger
  • 1/2 t. cayenne pepper
  • 1/2 c. reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1/4 c. water
  • 3 pounds beef sirloin
  • Cucumber Sauce (recipe below)
  • pita bread, warmed and halved
  • thinly sliced onion, cucumber, and/or tomato
  • Cucumber Sauce (Tzatziki)
  • 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded and cut into chunks
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 1/4 t. salt
  • 2-3 T. cider vinegar
  • 3 T. olive oil
  • 1 c. sour cream or plain yogurt


Servings 6
Preparation time 15mins
Cooking time 30mins


Step 1

1.In a blender or food processor, combine the onion, garlic, sugar, mustard, ginger, and cayenne pepper; cover and process until onion is finely chopped. Add soy sauce and water; process until blended.
2.Place the beef in a large resealable plastic bag. Add marinade. Seal bag and turn to coat; refrigerate for 1-3 hours.
3.Drain and discard marinade. Grill beef, over medium-high heat until meat reaches desired doneness. Place beef in pita halves. Top with cucumber sauce and sliced vegetables.

For the cucumber sauce:

1.In a blender of food processor, combine the cucumber, garlic and salt; cover and process until cucumber is chopped. Add vinegar and oil; process until blended.
2.Transfer to a large bowl; stir in sour cream. Refrigerate until serving.


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