Greek Beef Main Dish Recipes

Recipes for Greek and Greek-inspired beef main dishes like gyros, gyros burgers, keftedes, moussaka, and pastitsio really bring those fragrant Greek flavors home.

Staff Picks


Rating: 4.43 stars
Here is a great recipe for moussaka, a Greek dish. It includes sliced eggplant baked in a ground beef sauce and then smothered in a thin white sauce.

Greek Bifteki

Rating: 4.1 stars
A great barbecue dish, and a nice alternative to steaks. Really quick to prepare! You can also fry them in a pan. ENJOY!

Beef Gyro

Rating: 3.86 stars
Gyros is a Greek dish consisting of meat, tomato, onion, and tzatziki sauce and is served with pita bread. YUM!

Greek Souzoukaklia

Rating: 4.31 stars
An extraordinary barbecue recipe to surprise friends and family. Serve with lemon slices and rice.

Traditional Gyros

Rating: 4.48 stars
I absolutely love being able to make my own gyros at home! You have to try them!

Margaret's Keftedes (Greek Meatballs)

Rating: 4.31 stars
This is my yia yia's recipe--a family favorite straight from the village of Kyparissia. Serve as an appetizer or with tzatziki, Greek salata, and pita or pasta for a full meal. They taste best served at room temp and make for wonderful leftovers. If you don't care for lamb, try using all beef instead.

Authentic Greek Moussaka

Rating: 4.71 stars
This traditional moussaka is truly the best, and just as authentic as any you'd try in Greece! While it takes a bit of time, it's actually quite simple to make. Kali orexi! (Bon appetit!)
By Anonymous

American Gyros

Rating: 4.92 stars
Authentic Greek gyros are made with pork and chicken, but I prefer this version. It uses the same spices but is made with ground lamb and/or beef. Plus it's perfect for making ahead of time and heating it when you make your gyros. Don't forget to make tzatziki!

Greek Stuffed Tomatoes and Peppers (Yemista)

Rating: 4.38 stars
This is my favorite! The best time to make it is in August when the garden tomatoes are ready for harvest. Hothouse tomatoes are just not the same. My mom made this every year, and when she did, I thought I died and went to heaven. Enjoy!

Pastitsio IV

Rating: 3.72 stars
A Greek beef and macaroni baked casserole.

Gyros Burgers

Rating: 4.45 stars
This is a Greek/American lamb and beef mixture version of the traditional Greek pork or lamb Gyros (or Gyro). Serve on warm pita bread with tzatziki sauce, and thinly sliced onion, tomato and lettuce.
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Keftedes - Greek Meatballs

Rating: 4.55 stars
Here is a fried Greek meatball - Cyprian style. These are made with grated potatoes; a little different than the islands of Greece. Squeeze some lemon on them and have a taste of Cyprus.

Inspiration and Ideas

Grilled Eggplant Moussaka
Rating: Unrated
What makes the difference in this traditional Greek recipe is the grilled, not fried, vegetables, including eggplant, potatoes and zucchini. It's a lighter version of the famous Greek dish consumed in great quantities every summer in my country, by locals and tourists equally.
Loaded Greek Burgers
Rating: Unrated
Tired of plain old 'burgers for summertime? Mix it up a bit by adding some classic Greek flavor: spinach, feta, roasted red pepper, and herbs...Yum! Serve these burgers on a warm toasted Kaiser roll, with a delicious feta cheese spread, fresh lettuce, and tomato.

Greek Meat Pasta (Makaronia me kima)

Rating: 4.2 stars

A staple pasta dish in the Greek house. The cinnamon is what gives it the flavorful richness. The combination of Greek Mizithra cheese makes it even better.