Slow Cooker Beef Gyros

I wanted to make something a little more healthy for dinner tonight, but I wanted it to be quick and easy. Our Chicken Gyros are one of the most popular posts on our site, so I decided that it was time for a beef version . . . and I think that I like it even more!

Throw these ingredients in the crock pot and BOOM. Dinner is done. And you are awesome.


Serves: 6

Slow Cooker Beef Gyros

After cooking all day, the flavorful meat is so tender that it practically falls apart!

6 hr, 10 Prep Time

8 hrCook Time

14 hr, 10 Total Time

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  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 3 pounds sirloin steak (cut into 1/2 inch strips)
  • 1 onion (thinly sliced)
  • 1/4 cup olive oil
  • 4 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3 Tablespoons lemon juice
  • 6 pita bread
  • 1 cup shredded lettuce
  • 2 tomatoes (diced)
  • 1 cucumber (sliced)
  • Tzatziki sauce:
  • 32 ounces plain yogurt
  • 2 cucumbers (peeled and seeded)
  • 3 teaspoons minced garlic
  • 2 teaspoons red wine vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
  • salt and pepper, to taste
  • olive oil, to taste


  1. Spray slow cooker with non-stick cooking spray. Pour beef broth in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Place steak in the slow cooker and top with onion slices.
  3. In a small bowl, mix together olive oil, garlic, oregano, salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
  4. Pour on top of meat and place lid on top of slow cooker. Cook on low for 7-8 hours.
  5. When finished cooking, place meat on a pita and top with shredded lettuce, tomatoes, and sliced cucumbers. Drizzle with homemade Tzatziki sauce.
  6. Tzatziki istructions:
  7. Strain yogurt using a cheesecloth over a bowl (if you don't have that, a strainer lined with a coffee filter will work) for a couple of hours (I let mine strain for about 6 hours) or overnight to get out as much moisture as possible (I know that this step sounds funny, but I promise that if you don't do it, your sauce will be runny and not as delicious).
  8. Shred or grate the cucumbers and blot them with a paper towel to get rid of as much moisture as possible.
  9. Mix together the strained yogurt, shredded cucumbers, garlic, vinegar and lemon juice. Add dill and salt and pepper to taste. Keep in the fridge until serving (let the flavors come together for about 30 minutes before serving).


Also good with cucumber ranch dressing drizzled on top. We have also drizzled a little olive oil on for a delicious taste.

 Adapted from 365 Days of Crockpot

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11 Responses to “Slow Cooker Beef Gyros”

    • The main thing is making sure you have enough room for all of the ingredients without the slow cooker being filled to the top. You could easily cut this recipe in half to accommodate a smaller crock pot. Hope this helps! Have a great weekend.
  1. I made this today and it was so yummy and such a hit with our family. I left out the olive oil entirely. The roast had some fat in it and I didn't think adding more oil sounded very appealing. I also used 2% plain Greek yogurt for the tzatziki sauce and thinly sliced the cucumbers and didn't have any trouble with watery sauce. Thanks for posting this tasty recipe!

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