Pork Gyros

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Pork Gyros Recipe

Savory pork tenderloin marinated in a lemony, garlic, oregano, and rosemary sauce, crisped to perfection in a skillet – this pork gyros recipe will transport you to the streets of Greece where gyros sandwiches are abundant.

My family loves gyros sandwiches (pronounced yeeros) – it’s not just because they are Greek, but because gyros are really delicious!

When we last visited Greece my husband searched high and low for lamb gyros, only to be disappointed time and time again.  All the gyros and souvlaki in Greece is made with pork, even when it’s roasted on a spit and shaved. 

It can be made with beef, pork, and lamb, but is traditionally made with pork shoulder or tenderloin.

This recipe is inspired by a pork gyros recipe by celebrity chef Akis.  He uses white wine vinegar rather than lemon juice for the marinade, which is equally as good, but I like the zesty citrus brightness in the dish so I prefer lemon juice.

I used pork butt tenderloin tips, taking advantage of the Buy 1, Get 2 Free pork tenderloin pieces that Safeway sells.

 

Ingredients for Homemade Gyros

  • For the Pork Gyros
  • 2 1/2 lbs. of pork tenderloin, thinly sliced
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 half red onion, thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic (minced, or sliced, your choice)
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil, divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary, chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • salt, to taste
  • pepper, to taste

For the Gyros Wrap

  • pita bread
  • tomatoes, chopped
  • red onion, thinly sliced,
  • feta cheese
  • parsley
  • Tzaziki Sauce

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How to Make Pork Gyros

Remove the white membrane and excess fat from the pork tenderloin with a sharp knife.

Slice the pork into thin slices about 1/4″ thick

Transfer the meat to a large bowl and add the thinly sliced onions, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, lemon juice, minced rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano.  Stir to combine.  Cover the bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of 90 minutes, up to overnight.

Heat a non-stick skillet or cast-iron skillet over high heat.  Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and add the meat in 2 – 3 batches.  You don’t want to crowd the pan, so the meat can properly sear and caramelize.

Cook the meat for 3-4 minutes on each side until it’s browned and crisp.  Remove from the pan and repeat with the rest of the meat.

Serve with warmed pita bread, chopped tomatoes, chopped parsley, or mint,  feta cheese, and Authentic Greek Tzaziki Sauce.

 

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What to Serve with Pork Gyros Sandwiches

Authentic Tzaziki Sauce

Greek Salad 

Greek Chickpea Salad

If you like gyros – be sure to also try this delicious chicken gyros recipe.

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Pork Gyros

Savory pork tenderloin marinated in a lemony, garlic, oregano, and rosemary sauce, crisped to perfection in a skillet – this pork gyros recipe will transport you to the streets of Greece where gyros sandwiches are abundant.
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek
Keyword: Pork Gyros
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Marinade Time: 2 hours
Servings: 5 servings
Calories:
Author: Eva Fry

Ingredients

For the Pork Gyros

  • 2 1/2 lbs. of pork tenderloin thinly sliced
  • juice of 2 lemons
  • 1 half red onion thinly sliced
  • 4 cloves garlic minced, or sliced, your choice
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • 1 tablespoon fresh rosemary chopped
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste

For the Gyros Wrap

  • pita bread
  • tomatoes chopped
  • red onion thinly sliced,
  • feta cheese
  • parsley
  • Tzaziki Sauce

Instructions

  • Remove the white membrane and excess fat from the pork tenderloin with a sharp knife.
  • Slice the pork into thin slices about 1/4" thick
  • Transfer the meat to a large bowl and add the thinly sliced onions, 2 tablespoons of the olive oil, lemon juice, minced rosemary, garlic, salt, pepper, and oregano.  Stir to combine.  Cover the bowl and refrigerate for a minimum of 90 minutes, up to overnight.
  • Heat a non-stick skillet or cast-iron skillet over high heat.  Add 2 tablespoons olive oil and add the meat in 2 - 3 batches.  You don't want to crowd the pan, so the meat can properly sear and caramelize.
  • Cook the meat for 3-4 minutes on each side until it's browned and crisp.  Remove from the pan and repeat with the rest of the meat.
  • Serve with warmed pita bread, chopped tomatoes, chopped parsley, feta cheese and Authentic Greek Tzaziki Sauce

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