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Quick Beef Gyro

Total Time
15 min
12 min
3 min
Instead of ordering takeout, try our lightened take on the traditional gyro sandwich. This recipe for a quick beef gyro combines the ease of takeout with the health benefits of cooking at home! While the classic gyro meat is a combination of beef and lamb, we swapped in deli roast beef. By slightly frying it on the stove top, you'll recreate the similar crisp texture. Instead of using pita bread, we've decided to go with whole-wheat tortillas to get the hearty flavor we all know and love.


Ground cumin

½ tsp

Dried oregano

½ tsp

Garlic powder

¼ tsp

Table salt

1 pinch(es)

Deli style roast beef slices

3 oz

Cooking spray

2 spray(s)

Whole-wheat tortilla

1 medium


cup(s), sliced, diced

Plain fat free Greek yogurt

¼ cup(s)

Plum tomato

½ medium, sliced

Romaine lettuce

cup(s), shredded


  1. Combine cumin, oregano, garlic powder, and salt in a cup; sprinkle half over roast beef.
  2. Coat a medium nonstick skillet with, cooking spray; heat over medium heat. Add beef; cook, turning once, until lightly browned, 2 minutes. Remove beef; set aside.
  3. Heat tortilla in same skillet over medium heat, turning once until lightly browned, 1 minute.
  4. Combine remaining spice mixture with cucumber and yogurt. Layer half tortilla with roast beef, yogurt mixture, tomato, and lettuce; fold in half.
  5. Makes 1 serving.