Greek Steak Pitas with Caramelized Onions and Mushrooms
1 to 1 1/2 lb top sirloin steak, cut in thin strips
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 teaspoon Cavender’s All Purpose Greek Seasoning
1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper
2 large onions, sliced
8 fresh baby portabella mushrooms, sliced
2 tablespoons butter
5 tablespoons olive oil or canola oil, divided
For the onionsHeat a skillet on medium low heat. Add the butter and 2 tablespoons of oil. Once the butter
has melted, throw in the onions. Stir frequently. The onions should cook down for at least 30 mins. you may
need to adjust the temperature if the onions begin to brown to soon. The key is low and slow.
While the onions cook, move onto preparing and cooking the steak.
For the steakCombine sliced steak, oregano, cavender, salt and pepper in a ziploc bag. Mix until the
seasoning has evenly coated the steak. Heat 1 tablespoon of oil in a cast iron skillet over medium high heat.
Sear sliced steak in batches for 1 to 2 minutes per side depending on how done you like your steak. Do not
over crowd the pan. Add 1 tablespoon of oil if the pan gets to dry. Once the steak is cooked, throw your
mushrooms in the pan and saute until tender.
Assemble the pitas with steak, onions and mushrooms.
These Greek steak pitas turn out great no matter how I cook the steak. If you’ve never tried caramelized onions, you must! They are delicious. Sauteed onions are great with this meal but the caramelized onions are amazing. Check out the recipe for the different ways I’ve cooked the steak. The recipe shows my favorite way!
This recipe is pretty lean but to make this meal even leaner you can cut out the butter. My husband loves this with steak sauce. I love it with Greek yogurt mixed with some minced garlic and chopped fresh parsley.
Now, let me give you some options on how I have cooked the steak for this recipe. Sometimes I grill the whole steak and slice thinly after it’s cooked. I also have sliced the steak into thin strips and grilled the individual pieces. The cast iron skillet is my favorite! I always throw the steak in the freezer for about an hour before slicing. It is much easier to slice a firm piece of meat.