Last updated on November 5th, 2018 at 11:36 am
These Beef Brisket Gyros are loaded with Greek flavors, super quick to prepare and totally delicious. Cook the Beef Brisket in your oven, slow cooker or Instant Pot, but the end result is always the same. Tender, juicy, fall apart in your mouth beef!
Ever since we moved to Alberta, I really learned to embrace beef. Sadly, I wasn’t a huge fan or consumer of beef until we moved here. Alberta is not only known for its endless blue skies, but also for its delicious beef.
I also have to admit that I never had a true perfectly medium rare steak until we moved here. I know, it’s pretty sad. However, I have totally made up for lost time. Since then, I have had lots beef, many different cuts of beef, done many different ways.
Next to a good steak, beef brisket has got to be my favorite. Beef brisket is really made for slow cooking, which is why it’s so perfect. You can cook it in the oven, in a slow cooker, or in an Instant Pot.
Beef brisket is great because it’s so easy to slice. But what do you do with all this delicious beef? You make beef gyros, of course.
TIPS FOR MAKING THE BEST BEEF BRISKET
- Don’t trim off too much fat. As a matter of fact, I didn’t trim off any fat from my brisket, however mine was already pretty lean, but fat is flavor, so keep your fat on.
- Always sear your meat first to lock in those flavors and sear the aromatics.
- Although you can braise it in water, I prefer to use a good beef broth for that extra flavor.
- Make it ahead of time! Beef brisket is perfect when made the day before. Keep it in the fridge in the braising liquid, this will give it extra time to absorb those flavors.
OTHER THINGS TO SERVE WITH BEEF BRISKET:
- Greek Salad
- Classic Potato Salad
- Greek Potato Foil Packs
- Old Fashioned Green Beans
- Perfect Thyme Skillet Potatoes
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Beef Brisket Gyros
- 4 lb beef brisket
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 cup beef broth low sodium
- 1 tsp oregano dried
- 1 tbsp dill dried
- 1 tsp Italian seasoning
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
- 1 tsp black pepper or to taste
- Preheat your oven to 325 F degrees.
- Add all the dry rub ingredients to a small bowl and stir to combine.
- Rub the dry rub all over the brisket on both sides, using your hands.
- Add the olive oil to a large skillet (mine is 10 1/2 inches in diameter) and heat over medium-high heat. Add the brisket to the skillet and sear on both sides until browned.
- Turn off the heat and add the beef broth to the skillet. Cover the skillet with aluminum foil and place the skillet in the oven on the middle rack. Bake for 4 hours.
- Remove the skillet from the oven and remove the aluminum foil. Place the brisket on a cutting board then cover with the aluminum foil and let the brisket rest for 10 to 15 minutes.
- Slice the brisket as thinly as you can.
- Assemble gyros. Warm up pita breads first in the microwave for about 30 seconds to 1 minute. Place a pita bread on a piece of parchment paper. Add a few slices of brisket, then top with some tzatziki sauce and finally with Greek salad. Roll up the wrap, enclosing it with the parchment paper. Twist the end of the paper if needed. Repeat with remaining ingredients.
Watch How To Make It
- Although you could use any other slow cooking cut of beef, I recommend beef brisket. Recommended time is 1 hour per pound of meat, so if you have a smaller or larger piece of meat, adjust the cooking time as needed.
- You can find Tzatziki recipe here and the Greek salad recipe here.
- SLOW COOKER INSTRUCTIONS: Follow the same instructions, but instead of the oven, place the brisket in the slow cooker and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours or high for about 5 hours.
- INSTANT POT/PRESSURE COOKER: Follow the same instructions, you can even sear the meat in the Instant Pot, then add the beef broth and set the IP to manual for 1 hour and 30 minutes.
- Nutrition: Nutritional information assumes 8 gyros using 4 lb of beef brisket and nutritional information displayed is for 1 gyro. Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary greatly based on products used.