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Instant Pot Stew Meat Beef Gyros

by Kristen

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I have started to love cooking stew meat in my Instant Pot!  Not only can you cook stew meat into a variety of meals in less than 30 minutes, but the beef will cook up so tender and flavorful it will literally melt in your mouth!  The flavor of these gyros is incredible!  and will taste mouthwatering on warm pita bread with lots of creamy tzatziki sauce on top! 

I love my Instant Pot’s ability to cook inexpensive cuts of meat into tender, mouthwatering meals.  This recipe tastes fancy enough for a special occasion but is incredibly easy and takes less than 30 minutes from start to finish.  My Iowa-born husband, who knows good beef approved, as did all three of my kids.

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These Instant Pot Stew Meat Gyros are Easy!

All you need is:

An Instant Pot

Kitchen Shears- to cut the meat into small slices

2 pounds of stew meat.  You can use other cuts of beef if you wish.  However, to keep the same cooking times, you will want to slice the beef into small pieces before cooking. 

One yellow onion

Four cloves of garlic, minced

One teaspoon oregano

One teaspoon of Za’tzar seasoning or one teaspoon of Majoram

Two teaspoons of

Cavender’s Greek Seasoning 

1 cup of beef broth

Tzatziki Sauce

Pita Bread or Naan

Garnishes: lettuce, tomato, kalamata olives, red onion

For the best Gyro possible, I recommend the following toppings:

Fresh tomatoes

kalamata olives

crispy romaine lettuce


feta cheese

kalamata olives

Gyros are traditionally served on warm pita bread.  However, I usually use warm naan for my beef gyros.

5 from 4 votes

Instant Pot Stew Meat Beef Gyros


  • 2 pounds Angus stew meat cut into small slices
  • 1 white onion chopped
  • 4 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 teaspoon za'atar seasoning or marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons Cavender Greek Seasoning
  • 1 cup beef broth

Build your Gyro

  • pita bread or naan warmed
  • tomato
  • red onion
  • lettuce
  • cucumber
  • feta cheese

Tzatziki Sauce

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


  1. Set your Instant Pot to Saute

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

  3. Saute onions until transparent. Press cancel.

  4. Add Beef and Broth

  5. Seal lid on Instant Pot. Rotate pressure release valve to "sealing"

  6. Cook on high pressure for 18 minutes

  7. Quick release pressure

  8. Build Gyros and eat

These beef gyros were mouthwateringly delicious.   They taste like they have been cooking in the slow cooker with all the flavors all day. Your family will not believe that this is only a 30-minute meal.  In my opinion, the Za’atar seasoning brought these beef gyros over the top.  Using high-quality local meat also helps.

If you love Greek Food and Tzatziki sauce as I do, then you should check out:

25 recipes to make with Tzatziki Sauce

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Paul Holden April 5, 2023 - 1:27 pm

5 stars
These were super flavorful and we had zero leftovers. Outstanding

Tess February 5, 2023 - 9:57 pm

5 stars
Added a bunch more garlic then what it called for. Outstanding

Kristen February 6, 2023 - 1:16 am

now I am wondering how much garlic you added!

Dedre February 5, 2023 - 7:14 pm

5 stars
I happened to have all the ingredients and made these. Wow! Will be making again soon!

Susannah February 1, 2023 - 9:27 pm

5 stars
Literally licked our plates clean

Linda Abrams October 11, 2022 - 8:04 pm

would you cook for 4-6 hours in your crockpot on high or low ?

Zeyneb August 3, 2022 - 10:35 pm

What is the serving size. Would it be enough for 8 adults. Thank you.

Kristen August 7, 2022 - 1:21 pm

I would double the recipe for 8 adults

Linda Abrams November 1, 2021 - 3:47 am

can you make these in a crockpot?

Kristen November 1, 2021 - 11:21 am

yep! I would put all the ingredients in your slow cooker and cook for 4-6 hours.


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