Instant Pot Greek Beef “Gyros”

Instant Pot Greek Beef "Gyros"

These are "short-cut" beef gyros, but they deliver full flavor! (Don't skip the tzatziki!)

Course Main Course
Cuisine Greek, Mediterranean
Keyword Instant Pot Greek Beef "Gyros"
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Resting Time (Estimate) 25 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 5 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 medium onion sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic crushed or minced
  • 1/2 cup water or beef broth I used water
  • 1/2 medium lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 2 pound beef chuck roast sliced thin before cooking
  • 1 tablespoon Greek seasoning or dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Instructions

  1. Push saute setting on Instant Pot; once hot add olive oil and onion. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes or until soft. Add garlic and cook for 1 minute. Turn saute setting off.
  2. Add remaining ingredients and stir.
  3. Set Instant Pot on Manual, High Pressure for 30 minutes, and let pressure release naturally (NPR) for 15 minutes.

  4. Remove meat with a slotted spoon. Serve immediately or place meat on a baking sheet until ready to eat; reheat meat in a 375-degree oven for 10 minutes (which removes some of the moisture from the meat and results in a more desirable texture).

Recipe Notes

Gyros (BTW, the closest correct Americanized pronunciation is "yee-ros," most definitely NOT "jy-ros") are traditionally made on a vertical rotisserie with beef, lamb, chicken or pork. This recipe for gyro meat is not traditional, but it is an easy version (most of the time is waiting for the Instant Pot to do its magic) with similar Greek flavors. You can serve it in a pita with lettuce or tomato, or over a lighter Greek salad topped with homemade tzatziki (Greek yogurt sauce and dip).

 

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