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Pulled Beef Gyros- Slow Cooker or Instant Pot

by Kristen

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These Slow Cooker Beef Gyros are so good.  They’re so flavorful and tastes so good with homemade Greek Yogurt Tzatziki sauce.  

I know I have mentioned before on this blog that I love Greek food.  Growing up, I lived just minutes away from the Greek Isles location in Lombard, Il.   If you have never heard of the Greek Isles- then you need to visit Greek town next time you visit Chicago.  I was exposed to Greek food early and got hooked at a young age.  Although I still love going to Greek restaurants, beef gyros can be made at home, and can even be a healthy meal.  I don’t think you can beat these beef gyros on warm naan bread with Tzatziki sauce.

On this blog, I have shared with you how to make Moussaka Lamb Burgers, Tzatziki- Pita Chip Crusted Chicken, Greek Bratwurst Burgers, Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros, and now I have made these.

I cooked this beef in the slow cooker, but I have included Instant Pot directions as well.  When cooked in each of these cooking vessels, the meat was falling apart when I took it out.   I added lots of herbs to this meat, but I think it is the garlic and red onions that made these gyros fantastic.  Next time I might add more garlic, you can never have too much.

When this was cooking, my house smelled wonderful.  I love the smell of Rosemary.  Before you serve this though, make sure you find the Rosemary and Marjoram sprig out of the pot before you serve them!

You also need to make sure that you garnish your gyros accordingly.   I love mini cucumber slices, tomatoes, and tzatziki sauce for sure.  You might also want to add greek olives and feta cheese!


Shredded Beef Gyros


  • 1 3 pound beef roast
  • 1 large red onion, chopped
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons paprika
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 cup beef broth

tzatziki Sauce

  • 2 cups greek yogurt
  • 2 teaspoon dillweed
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 english cucumber chopped
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1 clove minced garlic

Gyro finishing touches

  • pita bread
  • cucumber slices
  • tomatoes
  • red onions
  • feta cheese
  • kalamata olives


Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Place beef roast at the bottom of your slow cooker. 

  2. Add the chopped onion and the spices. 

  3. Pour the beef broth on top of the roast. 

  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours

  5. shred beef, and build your gyros 

Pressure Cooker/ Instant Pot Instructions

  1. Place Beef Roast at the bottom of your Pressure Cooker Pan

  2. Add onion, garlic, and spices.  

  3. Pour beef broth on top of the roast. 

  4. Close pressure cooker lid and cook on high pressure for 60 minutes.  

  5. Release pressure, and open the lid to the pot 

  6. shred beef and build your gyros.

If you wanted to make this dinner gluten-free, you could make beef gyro lettuce wraps, serve the beef on a bed of lettuce, or use a gluten-free wrap.   Adults and kids alike will love this meal.  I love serving gyros when I host a party because it’s something different, and everyone seems to enjoy them.


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Fred July 22, 2021 - 5:53 am

This is the 2nd time I’ve made this recipe, and its turned out great both times.
I love trying new things and I’m interested in the other recipes you mentione.
But when I click on the link it says,
“nothing found.” This is so frustrating.

Kristen July 22, 2021 - 12:16 pm

Hi Fred! thanks for reaching out! I have had a few issues with my hosting as of late. Here is the link to the main page on my blog. https://makethebestofeverything.com/

Wanda Ramsey February 2, 2018 - 5:22 am

I just tonight found these recipes and can’t hardly wait to try them. I love them but seemed to be too much trouble to make but your recipes make it so easy. My husband and I are celebrating our 50th wedding anniversary in July and are planning a wedding. I believe a Gyro Bar would be perfect because everything can be prepared the day before. I am really getting excited now. Thank you

Kristen February 2, 2018 - 1:14 pm

I did a gryo bar for my son’s baptism last year! it was a big hit! We also served a big Greek Salad. Good luck! 🙂

Panney June 2, 2017 - 6:27 pm

Oh This is really lovely RECIPE and looks very tasty meal let me know more about this

Cassie February 27, 2017 - 2:21 pm

when i was in germany while in the military the gyros was my favorite meal wherever i could find them. i haven’t eaten one since then. i’ll try your recipe and make it myself.

Kristen February 27, 2017 - 8:29 pm

let me know how it turns out!!!


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