Recipe: Greek inspired grilled steak with tzatziki sauce

As part of Global News Morning's The Main Ingredient segments, Global and CJOB's Kevin Burgin went back to Sobey's to learn a Greek inspired grilled steak and tzatziki recipe.

In the latest part of our Main Ingredient series on Global News Morning, Kevin Burgin went to Sobeys to learn a Greek inspired recipe that features grilled steak with tzatziki sauce.

Greek Beef with Tzatziki

Ingredients for Beef Marinade:

  • 1 ¼ lb. sirloin, cut into cubes
  • 2 garlic cloves, smashed
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 1 ½ Tbsp dried oregano
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper

To prepare Beef Marinade:

  1. Combine garlic cloves, lemon juice, olive oil, oregano, salt and pepper in a bowl.
  2. Add the beef and stir well to coat.
  3. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours or overnight.

Ingredients for Tzatziki:

  • ¾ cup Greek yogurt
  • 1 ½ tsp lemon juice
  • 1 tsp lemon zest
  • 1-2 garlic cloves, grated
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 Tbsp fresh dill, chopped
  • ½ English cucumber
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To prepare Tzatziki:

  1. Cut the cucumber in half lengthwise and use a small spoon to scoop out the seeds. Use a box grater on the smaller side and grate the cucumber. Place the grated cucumber in a fine mesh strainer set over a bowl and use the back of a spoon to press out as much liquid as possible (should end up with about 2 Tbsp of grated cucumber).
  2. In a bowl, combine yogurt, grated cucumber, lemon juice and zest, grated garlic, fresh dill, salt and pepper.
  3. Refrigerate until ready to use.

Grill the beef over medium-high heat on indoor or outdoor grill until done.  Serve warm with tzatziki and pita.