Instant Pot Ground Beef Gyros

These ground beef gyros are spectacular! These gyros are incredibly easy, super flavorful, and a quick weeknight meal. My family inhaled this dish! They taste amazing with my homemade Tzatziki Sauce.  

If you like this recipe, then you should check out 25 Instant Pot Ground Beef Recipes!

Ground beef makes absolutely delicious gyro meat!  When you cook ground beef in your pressure cooker, it traps in the flavor resulting in deliciously flavorful meat! 

I have been getting several e-mails from readers lately asking the following: ” What are some easy ground beef recipes that aren’t tacos, meatballs, meatloaf, or sloppy joe’s? While chicken is super versatile, I don’t see much versatility when it comes to ground beef. I decided to try these Instant Pot Ground Beef for a few reasons.

  1.  After I started making sloppy joe’s in my Instant Pot, I stopped making them on the stovetop.
  2. I decided that I wanted to explore creating more recipes with ground beef.
  3. Did you know that I am obsessed with gyros and Tzatziki sauce?   If you are a frequent reader of this website, then you know I love Gyros.  I have made:

Slow Cooker Chicken Gyros

Sheet Pan Chicken Gyros

Instant Pot Chicken Gyros

Shredded Beef Gyros

Chickpea Gyros

Whole 30 Chicken Gyro Soup

Beef Gyro Stew

My husband was sad when he realized that I only cooked 1 pound of beef the first time I made these. They turned out SUPER flavorful. I think that cooking the beef in your Instant Pot helps marinate the flavors in the meat. We all thought these tasted authentic.

What you need to make Instant Pot Ground Beef Gyros 

1 A pound of ground beef

One small onion 

1/2 teaspoon marjoram

1/2 teaspoon of Cavender’s Greek Seasoning 

Pita Bread or Naan- you will want to boil, bake or grill the pita bread or naan until it is warm and somewhat crispy. 

Gyro fixings


red onion

tomato slice 

feta cheese


Tzatziki Sauce- which is a Greek Yogurt Sauce. ( recipe below)

Pita Bread or Naan bread

I was somewhat surprised at just how well these ground beef gyro turned out. Although these don’t exactly have the same texture as traditional gyros, it doesn’t matter. We love gyros in our house, and now we have a new reason to make them!

I am always looking for an excuse to smother Tzatziki sauce all over my dinner! Welcome to my life ground beef gyros!

5 from 9 votes

Instant Pot Ground Beef Gyros


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 small white onion
  • 4 cloves garlic minced
  • 1/2 teaspoon oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground marjoram
  • 1 teaspoon Greek seasoning
  • 1/2 cup beef broth

Tzatziki Sauce

  • 1 cup Greek Yogurt
  • 1 English cucumber chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic minced
  • 2 teaspoons dried or fresh dill
  • 1 dash salt to taste
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice

Build your gyro

  • pita bread or naan warmed
  • tomatoes
  • cucumber
  • onion
  • feta cheese


  1. Set your Instant Pot to Saute

  2. Add Olive oil, onion, and garlic to Instant Pot.

  3. Saute until the onion is translucent.

  4. Add ground beef and start to brown. Don't worry about cooking it all the way through.

  5. Add oregano, marjoram, Greek seasoning, and beef broth.

  6. Seal lid on Instant Pot.

  7. Cook on high pressure for 5 minutes.

  8. Release steam.

  9. Set Instant Pot to Saute once again. Saute beef, while stirring. This will thicken the mixture.

  10. Build your gyro and enjoy!

Tzatziki Sauce

  1. Stir all the ingredients together.

  2. Marinate in the fridge 1/2 hour before eating.

  3. Stir

Update 10-15-2021- I have gotten so much positive feedback on this recipe. If you try this recipe, let me know how it works out for you! Tag me on social media or comment below!



  1. 5 stars
    Yum! I love gyros. This recipe satisfies my craving! I even made super easy home made naan, winning!

  2. 5 stars
    This is a great dinner idea for my family. I bet they going to love this. I just saved the recipe. Thanks!

  3. 5 stars
    This is amazing. We love gyros so much and this recipe was just perfect!

  4. Pam Greer

    5 stars
    These are so easy to make in the Instant Pot!!

  5. 5 stars
    Delicious and easy – my family loves gyros!

  6. 5 stars
    These look delicious and I love that they are mad ein the Instant Pot!

  7. 5 stars
    I love gyros! Definitely are going to add this to next weeks dinner menu. Thanks!

  8. 5 stars
    I can’t wait to try this- I’ve been looking for more instant pot recipes.

  9. Can you make these on the stove

    • Yes. When you cook them, think of the way you would cook sloppy Joes. I would also add 1/2 cup water when you let them simmer on the stove.

  10. 5 stars
    I couldn’t get enough of this. I think the suggested Greek seasoning is key to the flavour, thanks for the recipe.

  11. Shelli Trevino

    How much olive oil? It’s not mentioned or listed until you get to the actual recipe


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