Typically gyro meat cooks on a rotisserie for hours. For this fast and healthy gyro recipe, flank steak is brushed with seasoned oil and broiled. Not a pickling pro? No problem. You can get all the flavor and crunch in a fraction of the time by marinating thinly sliced vegetables in a hot vinegar mixture for a few minutes. Try them on burgers and other sandwiches too. Look for tzatziki--Greek cucumber-yogurt sauce--near other prepared refrigerated dips like hummus and salsa.

Breana Killeen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2017


Recipe Summary

30 mins
30 mins


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  • Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.

  • Combine 1 tablespoon oil, coriander, cumin, thyme, 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a small bowl. Brush both sides of steak with the seasoned oil. Place on the prepared baking sheet. Toss onion with the remaining 1 tablespoon oil and the remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a bowl and scatter around the steak.

  • Broil, turning the steak and stirring the onion halfway through, until an instant-read thermometer inserted in the thickest part of the steak registers 145 degrees F and the onion is charred, 10 to 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, combine water, vinegar, sugar and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add vegetables and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.

  • Slice the steak and drain the vegetables. Serve in pita bread with the charred onion and tzatziki.

Nutrition Facts

465 calories; protein 32.9g 66% DV; carbohydrates 45.4g 15% DV; dietary fiber 6.9g 28% DV; sugars 5.4g; fat 17.6g 27% DV; saturated fat 4.6g 23% DV; cholesterol 75.3mg 25% DV; vitamin a iu 40.3IU 1% DV; vitamin c 14.7mg 25% DV; folate 58.8mcg 15% DV; calcium 96.2mg 10% DV; iron 4.5mg 25% DV; magnesium 84.8mg 30% DV; potassium 722.4mg 20% DV; sodium 750.6mg 30% DV.

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