365 Days of Slow Cooking: Slow Cooker Beef Gyros by Aimee
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Monday, May 16, 2011

Slow Cooker Beef Gyros by Aimee

This is a guest post from Aimee.  This looks great, Aimee!  Thanks.  If you'd like to do a guest post click here.

Hi! I am so excited for the opportunity to share one of my recipes with the readers of 365 Days of Slow Cooking! First let me introduce myself a little... Hi, I'm Aimee! I got married to my wonderful husband about a year ago, (you can read the story of how we met here) and in November we got the cutest puppy, named Aspen. We blog about our family adventures, sometimes which you can read here.

I have two part time jobs, and my hours add up so that it's like a full time job. Which means I don't have a lot of extra time in the week, but one of the things I like to do during my free time is cook. One of my goals for the year was to try at least one new recipe a week through out the year, and so far its been pretty successful. Anyway, my mom and I both post recipes that we like on our cooking blog, which can be found here. I try to post one to two new recipes a week, so please check it out!
My beautiful mother and I
 Here is a delicious recipe for Beef Gyros!! I hope you like it!

2 lb boneless beef chuck steak (we just got steak that was already sliced about 1/4 inch thick or so and probably less than a pound)
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp lemon juice
1 Tbsp minced garlic
1 tsp dried oregano
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Yogurt-Dill Sauce
1 cup plain greek yogurt
1 cup diced seedless cucumber
1 Tbsp dill
1/4 tsp salt

Pita bread
Toppings: lettuce, tomatoes, onions, etc.

1. Place beef in slow cooker.
2. Mix oil, lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
3. Pour over beef, turning beef to coat.
4. Cover and cook on low for 4 to 6 hours (until meat is tender)
5. Make sauce by stirring together ingredients.
6. Warm pitas as package directs.
7. Top pitas with sliced meat, yogurt sauce and toppings.

These turned out to be delicious, and its such an easy recipe. I love being able to throw something in the crock pot in the morning, and to come home to a delicious smelling kitchen when I get home from work. The sliced beef we used for this was absolutely perfect! (If you're going to use a whole roast, you probably need to cook it about 1-2 hours longer than I suggested).

According to Karen's ratings I would give this 3.5 or 4 stars. We'll definitely be making this again, because we liked it a lot, but because I try to cook a couple new meals a week, we don't really have a rotation of food. We're thinking that maybe we'll try it with lamb next time. I hope you enjoy it!

Thanks, Aimee.  I absoultely love gyros and the yogurt sauce that goes on top is the best!  Perfect summer recipe.


  1. What size crock pot did you use? I have a 6.5 qt, so I am trying to figure out how much more I need to add for my size crock.


  2. Probably a 4 or 5 quart. Good luck!

  3. KNCompton0529/3/13 06:26

    I have made this 3 times now. My family and I LOVE it! I double the meat so I'm sure to have plenty left over. I add a little more lemon juice and reduced my cooking time because I noticed the first time I cooked it the meat got this dry texture. I cook it about 3-4 hours on low. I preslice the meat also and it works great!

  4. Does anyone have the nutrition or WW+ on this? Thanks!

    1. Hmmm, no. But this site is handy in figuring out nutrition info: http://caloriecount.about.com/cc/recipe_analysis.php