Pulled pork gyros are a delicious and easier rendition of the original wrap. Use a slow cooker for best result and little cooking time. The key to perfecting the recipe is making your own tzatziki sauce ahead of time. Be sure to make extra for amazing lunch leftovers.
By Kimberly Killebrew
These Pulled Pork Gyros are an even easier take on an original recipe with identically flavorful results.
This recipe was developed very spontaneously. It was one of those days where you just don’t feel like cooking (yes, even food bloggers have those moments). I had a frozen pork roast that was screaming to be used and so I threw it in the slow cooker with some chopped onions (that’s always a great place to start, right?). I wasn’t sure yet where I was going with it and turned the setting to LOW. As I cleaned up I decided to just grind up a batch of my Greek Seasoning Blend and throw it in with the pork. It’ll be gyros…pulled pork style.
At 5:30pm my husband got home, the house smelled like heaven, and dinner was ready. Give these Pulled Pork Gyros a try and you’ll be glad you did. Not only do they taste fantastic, they’re so quick and easy to make. Plus, everything, including the tzatziki sauce, can be made ahead of time. I’ve made this recipe twice already in the last week and a half and it’s perfect for reheating and enjoying for a spontaneous lunch.
Prepare the Greek Tzatziki Sauce and keep refrigerated until ready to use.
- 2 lb pork loin or pork roast
- 1 batch Homemade Greek Seasoning Blend (click link for recipe)
- 1 large yellow onion, diced or thinly sliced
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- ½ cup water
- 1 batch Homemade Greek Tzatziki Sauce (click link for recipe)
- Sliced red onions, tomatoes, red cabbage for topping
- Add the onions, garlic and pork in the slow cooker. Add the Homemade Greek Seasoning Blend and pour the water over. Cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or on HIGH for 4-5 hours, turning the roast over halfway into the cooking process. Shred the pork on a plate with two forks. Return it to the slow cooker and simmer for a few more minutes to allow the juices to absorb into the shredded meat. Add more Homemade Greek Seasoning if desired (if adding more, cook the shredded pork for a few more minutes).
- Serve on warmed flat bread or in pita pockets with the tzatziki sauce and accompaniments.
The pulled pork can also be made in advance and will keep in the fridge for about 3 days.
Raised in Western Europe, widely traveled, and currently residing near Seattle with her husband and children, Kimberly loves preparing and experimenting with a large range of flavors and cuisines. This is reflected in her food blog, The Daring Gourmet, where she invites all to “tour the world through your taste buds.” Passionate cook, recipe developer and photo enthusiast, her culinary repertoire includes everything from gourmet to simple comfort food, and, as she puts it, “simply downright good eats.”