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.
1 yellow onion
4 cloves of garlic, minced
1 teaspoon oregano
1 teaspoon of Za’tzar seasoning or 1 teaspoon of Majoram
2 teaspoons of Cavender Greek Seasoning
1 cup of beef broth
Pita Bread or Naan
Garnishes: lettuce, tomato, kalamata olives, red onion
For the best Gyro possible, I recommend the following toppings:
crispy romaine lettuce
Gyros are traditionally served on warm pita bread. However, I usually use warm naan for my beef gyros.
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
- red onion
- feta cheese
- 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
Set your Instant Pot to Saute
Add Olive oil, onion, and garlic, and seasonings to Instant Pot.
Saute onions until transparent. Press cancel.
Add Beef and Broth
Seal lid on Instant Pot. Rotate pressure release valve to "sealing"
Cook on high pressure for 18 minutes
Quick release pressure
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 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.
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