Flank Steak Gyros with Quick Pickles

Flank Steak Gyros with Quick Pickles

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From: EatingWell Magazine, January/February 2017

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.

Ingredients 4 servings

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  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon ground coriander
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cumin
  • ¾ teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • ½ teaspoon ground pepper, divided
  • 1 pound flank steak, trimmed
  • 1 large red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ cup white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon white sugar
  • 3 cups thinly sliced vegetables, such as turnips, cucumber and/or radishes
  • 4 6-inch whole-wheat pitas, warmed
  • ½ cup tzatziki sauce


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  1. Position rack in upper third of oven; preheat broiler to high. Line a rimmed baking sheet with foil.
  2. Combine 1 tablespoon oil, coriander, cumin, thyme, ½ teaspoon salt and ¼ 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 ¼ teaspoon pepper in a bowl and scatter around the steak.
  3. 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°F and the onion is charred, 10 to 15 minutes.
  4. Meanwhile, combine water, vinegar, sugar and the remaining ½ teaspoon salt in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil. Add vegetables and cook for 1 minute. Remove from heat.
  5. Slice the steak and drain the vegetables. Serve in pita bread with the charred onion and tzatziki.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1 gyro each (3 oz. steak, ½ cup vegetables, 2 Tbsp. tzatziki)
  • Per serving: 465 calories; 18 g fat(5 g sat); 7 g fiber; 45 g carbohydrates; 33 g protein; 59 mcg folate; 75 mg cholesterol; 5 g sugars; 0 g added sugars; 40 IU vitamin A; 15 mg vitamin C; 96 mg calcium; 4 mg iron; 751 mg sodium; 722 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin C (25% daily value), Iron (22% dv)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 3
  • Exchanges: 2½ starch, 1½ veg, 3½ lean meat, 1½ fat

Reviews 1

January 17, 2017
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By: Carolyn Malcoun
so tasty and easy -- will definitely be in our weeknight rotation
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