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 these!  They taste amazing with my homemade Tzatziki sauce 


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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 Gyros 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 want 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 so upset 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

An Instant Pot

1 A pound of ground beef

One small onion

garlic 

1/2 teaspoon marjoram

1/2 teaspoon oregano

1/2 teaspoon of my favorite Greek Seasoning

1/2 cup beef broth

Pita Bread or Naan

Gyro fixings

cucumbers

onion

tomato

feta cheese

Tzatziki Sauce ( recipe below)

I was somewhat surprised at just how well these ground beef gyros 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!

Instant Pot Ground Beef Gyros

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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

 

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