Crispy pork gyros are a great option for an easy, weeknight version of your favorite Greek food. They're made with crispy pork & fresh vegetables, all on a soft, warm pita.
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Gyros are one of my favorite foods! I make them entirely too often! When I was on vacation in Greece this summer, you better believe I ate gyros. You can't beat an authentic Greek gyro - freshly made pita, lamb sliced straight from the kitchen, and of course, finished with a few french fries.
Believe it or not, the gyro is considered "fast food" in Greece. Even so, they are made with high quality, fresh ingredients. Since gyros are very popular throughout the country, they can be found at most restaurants and street vendors.
No two gyros are exactly alike. While most use the same basic ingredients, there are a million different ways to change up this classic. Today, we are putting our own spin on this Greek favorite!
Prep Once, Eat All Week
If you didn't know, this meal is part of our prep once, eat all week series. If you're thinking - "what the heck does that mean?!" then go check out my Instant Pot shredded pork shoulder recipe. The basic idea is that we prep our protein on the weekend, and then use it to make three different meals throughout the week.
The crispy pork gyros are just one of the three recipes. We also have a pork & fig pizza, as well as spicy pork carnitas bowls. All three of these meals have such a unique flavor combination. You won't even be able to tell you are eating the same protein all week long. If you have a busy week, you're going to want to try this out!
So you want to be extra?
If you're participating in the prep once, eat all week series, then this section probably isn't for you (because you want fast & easy). But, if you're having a party, or cooking these crispy pork gyros on the weekend, you might want to go the extra step. Here are some ways you can jazz up your classic gyro.
- Make homemade naan or pita bread. I love the naan bread from Half Baked Harvest or the pita bread from How Sweet Eats.
- Add french fries to your gyro. Sounds weird, but that's how the Greeks do it! And let me tell you, you will not be disappointed.
- Homemade tzatziki sauce is not as hard to make as you might think. If you make your own at home, you might have leftovers to use as a snack later. I love dipping extra pita or veggies in leftover tzatziki.
- Add some extra toppings to your gyro: kalamata olives, parsley, a squeeze of lemon, or garlic hummus.
Crispy Pork Gyros
- 5 cups pork shoulder cooked, shredded
- 2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 2 teaspoon onion powder
- 2 teaspoon dried oregano
- ½ teaspoon dried parsley
- ½ teaspoon dried basil
- ¾ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup tzatziki homemade or store bought
- ¾ cup red onion thinly sliced
- 1 seedless cucumber thinly sliced
- 1 ½ cups cherry tomatoes sliced in half
- 8 pita or naan
- Preheat oven to 400 °F.
- Mix spices in a small bowl. Toss spices and pork together.
- Spread pork on a sheet pan. Cook for 15 minutes.
- Meanwhile, chop the vegetables.
- Once pork is complete, broil for an additional 1-3 minutes until the outside of the pork becomes crispy.
- Heat the pita up in the oven or toaster oven. Assemble the gyros beginning with tzatziki, shredded pork, and chopped vegetables.