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One of the very best things about my house is our patio. It is covered and faces east, so we can enjoy the evening summer hours in the shade. We have a nice patio table and chairs and of course a grill. We also had our friend install speakers so we are able to stream our Pandora radio to the speakers (this just brings such a party feel to dinner). Although I typically slow cook many of the foods I make there is something really awesome about cooking on the grill and bringing that summer feel and smell to dinner. While dad is cooking dinner on the grill, the kids are jumping on the trampoline or swinging on the neighbors swings and I am setting the patio table and enjoying the delicious grilling smells 🙂
For this recipe I wanted to incorporate some delicious fresh beef sirloin steaks that I picked up at Walmart in the fresh meat department (the steaks I used were non-branded Walmart fresh beef). I always get great value for my money at Walmart. And if you have a charcoal grill make sure to pick up some quality Kingsford charcoal while you’re there 🙂 I wanted to create a pizza with Greek flavors so I also picked up some pita bread, red onions, yogurt, cucumber and feta cheese.
I really love Tzatziki sauce (it’s a yogurt-cucumber sauce) so I thought how awesome would that be to slather it on a flat pita and use it as a pizza sauce? The pita is the pizza crust and, of course, the steak that tops the pizza is marinated in delicious Greek flavors. Make up the marinade the night before (if you remember) and marinate the steaks overnight for the best and most delicious results. The steaks turn out super flavorful and we were tempted to gobble them up immediately without the pizzas.
My family devoured these pizzas and the kids thought it was fun to make their own pizza by slathering on the sauce and cheese and toppings. This is the perfect summer meal…I hope you love it as much as we did!
- 1 1/2 lbs top sirloin steak
- 6 flat pita breads (I like the Papa Pita brand)
- Sliced red onions
- Sliced tomatoes
- 6 Tbsp feta cheese
- Sliced olives, optional
- Salt and pepper
- 1/3 cup fresh lemon juice
- 1 tsp lemon zest
- 1 tsp poultry seasoning
- 1 tsp dried oregano
- 1/8 tsp dried marjoram
- 1/8 tsp dried basil
- 1/8 tsp dried thyme
- 1/8 tsp dried onion powder
- 1/8 tsp dried garlic powder
- 1 cup plain yogurt or plain Greek yogurt
- 1 medium cucumber
- 1 Tbsp dried dill or 2 Tbsp fresh dill
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 minced garlic clove
- Salt and pepper, to taste
- In a small bowl make the marinade. Whisk together the lemon juice, lemon zest, poultry seasoning, oregano, marjoram, basil, thyme, onion powder and garlic powder. In a plastic zipper bag or container place the steaks. Pour the marinade over the steaks and refrigerate (covered) for 8-24 hours. About 20 minutes before you want to cook the steaks take them out of the fridge and let them come to room temperature (not necessary but the pros say this makes the best tasting steak).
- Bring your grill to a medium-high temperature. Salt and pepper your steaks. Place the steaks on the grill and cook until golden brown and slightly charred, 4 to 5 minutes. Turn the steaks over and continue to grill 3 to 5 minutes for medium-rare (an internal temperature of 135 degrees F), 5 to 7 minutes for medium (140 degrees F) or 8 to 10 minutes for medium-well (150 degrees F). Place the steaks on a plate and tent loosely with foil and let rest for 10 minutes.
- While the steak is resting, prepare the Tzatziki sauce. Peel the cucumber and either grate it or dice it up very finely. Combine the cucumber, yogurt, dill, salt and garlic in a bowl. Stir and then salt and pepper to taste.
- Bake your pitas in the oven at 425 degrees F for 5 minutes (or you could definitely warm them up on your grill). Spread Tzatziki sauce over the top of the pita. Sprinkle with 1 Tbsp of feta cheese and top with red onions, tomatoes and olives. Cut the steak across the grain into bite size strips and place on top of your pita pizza. Eat and enjoy!