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Slow Cooker Greek Beef Gyros

Ingredients

Slow Cooker Greek Beef

  • 2 lb. beef chuck or butt roast
  • 2 tbsp. beef bullion
  • 1 1/2 c. water
  • 1 tbsp. salt
  • 1 tbsp. garlic salt
  • 1 tbsp. onion powder
  • 1/2 red onion, rough chopped

Tatziki Sauce

  • 1/2 cucumber
  • 1 c. real Greek yogurt
  • 1 tsp. white vinegar
  • 2 tsp. fresh dill, chopped finely
  • 1 tsp. sugar
  • pinch of salt

Gyro Ingredients

  • 1 package soft pita bread
  • 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
  • 1 tomato, sliced
  • lettuce
  • fresh oregano, finely chopped
  • fresh lemon juice
  • salt and pepper

Instructions

Tatziki Sauce

  1. Grate cucumber with a cheese grater. Place grated cucumber into 3 large paper towels and squeeze over the sink to strain. Squeeze well to make sure all the water is out.

  2. Add cucumber to bowl with remaining tatziki ingredients and mix well. Cover and chill until serving.

Slow Cooker Greek Beef

  1. Place bullion, water, and spices in slow cooker. Mix with a spoon Then place beef in slow cooker and red onion.

  2. Cook on low for 6-8 hours or on high for 4-5 hours.

  3. Once cooked through, shred beef with two forks in large bowl. Pour some of the drippings over the beef to keep it moist and give it more flavor. Keep covered with aluminum foil until ready to serve.

Gyro Assembly

  1. Before serving, warm up pita bread. We do this in the microwave in a tortilla warmer which keeps them soft. If you don't have one you can warm them up and keep them in aluminum foil until you're ready to eat.

  2. To assemble Gyros, layer each pita with beef, lettuce, red onion, tomato, and lots of tatziki. Top with fresh oregano and a squeeze of lemon juice, along with some salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!