Wednesday, May 19, 2010


The first time I had a Gyro was at Iowa State during Veishea and it was so delicious. This recipe is from Jane Hunter's cookbook and when I was almost done cooking it for the first time, I realized that my husband would probably not eat it because it has mustard in it. That's when I created the gravy part of it and it really helps give a good depth to it. So enjoy with or without the gravy.
1 lb. Sirloin tip sliced in thin strips
4 Tbsp. olive oil
1 Tbsp. mustard
1 Tbsp. lemon juice
2 Tbsp. water
Good dash of Greek seasoning salt
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 Tbsp. Kitchen Bouquet
1/2 envelope of dry onion soup mix
1/4 cup water

(1) Mix oil, mustard, lemon, juice, 2 Tbsp. water, and Greek seasoning salt until well blended.
(2) Place meat in a large Ziplock bag and pour marinate over meat. Seal bag and allow to marinate 1 to 4 hours in refrigerator.
(3) Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
(4) Place meat in a single layer in shallow 9x13" pan. Roast for 15 minutes in preheated oven. Remove from oven.
(6) Turn oven down to 350 degrees.
(5) In a blender add 1 can cream of mushroom soup, 1 Tbsp. Kitchen Bouquet, 1/2 envelope of dry onion soup mix and 1/4 cup of water. Blend on high until smooth.
(6) Pour gravy over meat, cover and return to oven for 45 minutes.
(7) When ready to eat assemble gyros on Pita bread with Feta cheese, lettuce, tomatoes and ranch dressing. (Original Gyro's call for a yogurt based dressing).


  1. This is SERIOUSLY my favorite food EVER! Does it really taste like a gyro? Like one you'd get at a gyro shop???

  2. @Tara-Obviously, the bread is not as great as you would get at the street vender but it does taste pretty darn good. Especially if you use the gravy!