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Instant Pot Gyro Casserole

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  • Author: 365 Days of Slow and Pressure Cooking
  • Prep Time: 25 minutes
  • Cook Time: 3 minutes (plus 5 minute NPR)
  • Total Time: 28 minutes
  • Yield: 5 servings 1x


Ground meat seasoned with greek seasoning, rice and tomatoes served with creamy yogurt cucumber sauce and fun toppings like feta cheese. A fresh, fun and easy way to enjoy Greek flavors. 


  • 1 pound ground beef or ground lamb
  • 1 cup diced onion
  • 2 tsp greek seasoning
  • 5 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 1/4 cups broth
  • 1 1/2 cups basmati rice, converted rice or long grain white rice
  • 1 (14.5 oz) can petite diced tomatoes
  • For serving: diced tomatoes, feta cheese, diced red onion, chopped kalamata olives, banana peppers, sliced pita bread

For the Tzatziki sauce:

  • 1 cup plain greek yogurt (I use full fat)
  • 1 cucumber, seeded and finely diced
  • 1 Tbsp dried dill
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper


  1. Turn Instant Pot to saute setting. When display says HOT add in the ground meat and break it up. Add in the onion. Brown for about 5 minute. Drain off excess grease.
  2. Stir in the greek seasoning and the garlic cloves. 
  3. Pour in the broth and scrape bottom of pot so that nothing is sticking. Turn off Instant Pot.
  4. Sprinkle in the rice, dump in the tomatoes. 
  5. Cover Instant Pot and secure the lid. Make sure valve is set to sealing. Set the manual/pressure cook button to 3 minutes. When time is up let pot sit for 5-10 minutes and then move valve to venting. Remove the lid. Stir.
  6. Make the tzatziki sauce by stirring the yogurt, cucumber, dill, garlic, salt and pepper together in a bowl. 
  7. In a bowl or plate scoop some of the rice mixture. Drop a big dollop of tzatziki on top. Serve with diced tomatoes, feta, red onion, olives and pita slices. 
  • Method: Instant Pot