Sunday, April 24, 2011

Greek Steak Gyros and Menu Plan

Last week, I didn't do a lot of cooking.  My husband and I were working on the house or out and about, so I didn't get a lot of time in the kitchen this past week!  I did make gyros, and they were delicious!  I thought I'd share the recipe.

1 skirt steak, cut into bite-sized strips
1beer (I used Blue Moon, but you can use whatever you have on hand)
juice of one lemon
1/4 cup cilantro, diced

Marinade skirt steak for 30 minutes, or over night.  When ready to eat, grill meat until tender and cooked to your preferences.  I did this on my panini press and it worked out very well!

Tzatziki Sauce (adapted from Alton John):
1 16 oz. container greek yogurt
1 medium cucumber, peeled and diced
Dash of salt and pepper
Juice of 1 lime
1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
1 tbsp cilantro, diced
4-6 mint leaves, diced

Mix all ingredients into a small bowl.  Taste and season as needed.

For sandwiches:
2 roma tomatoes, diced
4-5 lettuce leaves, cut into small pieces
whole wheat pitas, one for each person, tops sliced off

For assembly, layer pita with lettuce, tomato, meat, sauce, and repeat.
They were a hit!  

Menu Plan:
Monday: Macaroni and Cheese
Tuesday: Baked Chicken Parmesan 
Wednesday: Spiced Chicken and Rice
Thursday: veggie quesadillas
Friday: I'll pick something up on my way home from my son's baseball practice
Saturday: We may be at friend's house for dinner, but if not, we'll have homemade pizza

homemade granola
homemade english muffins

hummus and chips

lemon bundt cake

I'll be linking to Menu Plan MondayMouthwathering MondayTempt My Tummy Tuesday Tuesday's Tasty TidbitsWhat's on the Menu WednesdayFull Plate ThursdayWhat's for Dinner? and This Week's Cooking


  1. I love gyros. Tonight I am making grilled chicken with a Tzatziki sauce! I'm your newest follower!

  2. Love gyro's! Yours look fantastic!

  3. Hi Christy,
    Your menu plan for the week looks great. My "Honey Bunny" will just love your Greek Steak Gyro, I will make it for him really soon. Thank so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and hope to see you next week!