Easy to make, this recipe for homemade Pork Souvlaki Gyros offers great flavor in just a few easy steps. The recipe combines a balance of herbs, smokiness, warmth, and aroma to bring out the best in each bite. Gyro night is now available for you to enjoy from the comfort of your own home.
You’ll be amazed at the results of your own creation. Making this meal is one of the easiest things you can do, and if it isn’t easy enough, you can prep it ahead of time. There is no better way to start the day than with one of the simplest, yet super flavorful and delicious meals you can make.
When I moved from Bulgaria to U. S, and particularly to Saint Louis, I was pleasantly surprise about the big Greek cuisine influence and the presents of a lot of Greek restaurants and tavernas. It made my transition so much easier, when I left my country and family, knowing that something as comforting as this food is here, making me really happy and missing my family and friend bearable.
You can create your own version at home.
All the little but important touches make this recipe standing out. The pork marinate will give you all the yummy flavors that make this meal unique! My biggest secret for this recipe, no more :), is seasoning the pork with dry thyme. The dry thyme have this lemony flavor which I love. You can also use oregano but give the thyme a try. I promise you, you will love it.
- This is a prefect t meal on itself
- You can make it to a perfect platter for big gatherings or picnic
- The meat can be marinated up to 2 days in advance
- The meat can be grilled or roasted in the oven
- Marinate the meat for at least 6 hours
- Soak your wooden skewers in water for 10 minutes. (This will prevent them from burning.)
- Prep everything ahead
- Use Bulgarian yogurt for your tzatziki sauce
|Pork Tenderloin||850g or 1.5 pounds|
|Yellow or red Onions||3|
|Olive Oil||5 tbsp.|
|Dry Thyme||2 tsp.|
|Black Pepper||to taste|
|Onion Powder||1 1/2 tsp.|
|Garlic Powder||1 1/2 tsp.|
Cut the pork into bite size pieces, and put it in a large bowl. Add all the seasoning and season heavy side with salt. Under seasoned pork is not pleasant and salt is the most important part of well seasoned meat.
Allow to marinate in the refrigerator overnight, or for at least 6 hours.
Thread the pork onto skewers ( if you are using bamboo/wooden skewers – soaked them in water before you thread the meat on them), and grill until cooked thoroughly on an outdoor grill, on the stove top with grill pan or, in my case, inside the Ninja Foodie. While your pork is cooking prepare the pita breads. Preheat the oven to 250 C. Use a cooking brush to oil the pita breads on both sides and season with salt and oregano. Place a large oven tray (upside down) at the bottom of the oven and place the pita breads on top of the tray. Bake for 1-2 minutes.
Remove the meat from the skewers. Wrap them up like a sandwich, add some tzatziki sauce, sliced onions, lettuce and tomatoes.
Serve with Tzatziki sauce, Olive Tapenade, Hummus, Pita bread and a cold beer or Ouzo.
Equipment you may find useful!