1 pound ground beef

1 teaspoon each dried oregano, ground thyme, ground cumin, garlic powder, onion powder, and salt

½ teaspoon black pepper

¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg

4 pitas

Optional toppings: lettuce, sliced tomato, sliced cucumber, sliced red onion, fresh dill and feta cheese

Tzatziki sauce

¾ cup greek yogurt

¾ cup grated cucumber (I like to use an English cucumber)

2 tablespoons fresh dill, finely chopped

½ tablespoon lemon juice

2 garlic cloves, minced

½ teaspoon salt

¼ cup feta cheese, crumbled


Add the ground beef to a skillet over medium-high heat and cook until browned, about 5-7 minutes. Add the seasonings and ½ cup of water. Simmer over medium heat until the sauce has thickened around the meat, about 5 minutes.

While the beef cooks, make the Tzatziki sauce. Start by squeezing the excessive liquid out of the grated cucumber, discarding the liquid. In a small bowl, mix the grated cucumber with the remaining ingredients.

To assemble a gyro, layer a pita with lettuce, tomato, cucumber, onion, and ground beef, then finish with tzatziki sauce, fresh dill and feta cheese.