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gyro sandwich top down view on a wood carving board. pita bread is topped with lettuce, shaved and seasoned beef, sliced red onion and tzatziki sauce.

Beef Gyro Sandwich With Homemade Tzatziki Sauce

Course: Main
Cuisine: Mediterranean
Keyword: Air Fryer, Beef, Easy, Family Friendly
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 461kcal
Author: Marilyn
Thinly sliced steak and red onions are seasoned with Greek seasoning and air fried for a fast and easy Gyro Sandwich that you are going to love. An easy homemade Tzatziki Sauce makes this the best pita bread sandwich.
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  • Air Fryer


Gyro Meat

  • 1 pounds shaved steak
  • 2 tablespoons Greek seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil or other neutral oil

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cucumber
  • 1-½ cups Greek yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons minced garlic approximately 6 to 8 cloves
  • 2 teaspoons dry dill weed
  • ¼ teaspoon white pepper
  • Fine grain sea salt

Assemble Gyros

  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • ¼ teaspoon Greek Seasoning
  • 4 pita bread rounds
  • Romaine lettuce green parts torn into small pieces


Gyro Meat

  • Line the bottom and about 1 inch up the side of your air fryer with foil. Preheat the air fryer to 380°F.
  • In a medium bowl, combine the shaved steak, Greek seasoning and oil; mixing well. Let stand 30 minutes.

Tzatziki Sauce

  • Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise. Using a spoon, scrape the seeds out of the cucumber. Using the largest holes on a box grater, coarsely grate the cucumber. Using a clean dish towel or cheese cloth, squeeze as much of the liquid out of the cucumbers as possible.
  • In a medium bowl, add the drained cucumber, yogurt, garlic, dill weed and white pepper. Mix well. Season with a pinch of salt, or more to taste. Let stand 20 minutes or more to meld the flavors.

Cook and Serve

  • Arrange sliced onions on a plate and seasoned with Greek seasoning. Set aside.
  • Add pita bread to the air fryer and heat for 1 minute or until warm. Transfer to serving plate and keep warm.
  • Using tongs, transfer the seasoned steak to the air fryer. Cook, turning once, for 6 minutes or until the steak is done to your liking.
  • Arrange the torn lettuce on the pita bread. Divide the beef slices between the pitas. Top with the sliced onions. Serve the Tzatziki sauce in a bowl along side for topping the gyros.


Calories: 461kcal | Carbohydrates: 42g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 89mg | Sodium: 408mg | Potassium: 845mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 95IU | Vitamin C: 7mg | Calcium: 217mg | Iron: 4mg