Grilled Beef Gyros with Cucumber Sauce (Tzatziki)

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Grilled Beef Gyros with Cucumber Sauce (Tzatziki)
Grilled Beef Gyros with Cucumber Sauce (Tzatziki)

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

6

-8

PREP TIME

15

minutes

TOTAL TIME

30

minutes

SERVINGS

6

servings

Ingredients

  • 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

Directions

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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