Master the Art of Pork Gyros: A Delicious Greek Street Food Recipe

 Gyros, a beloved Greek street food, is a culinary cornerstone of everyday life in Greece. The irresistible aroma of gyros wafting through the streets is a testament to our deep love for this dish. But what if we told you that you could recreate this mouthwatering delight at home? Our authentic pork gyros recipe will show you how to make this traditional favorite from scratch, and it's easier and healthier than you might think.

In Greece, you'll find souvlaki and gyros joints on practically every street corner. Our addiction to gyros is real, and who can blame us? Gyros is simply irresistible, and once you try our homemade version, you'll be hooked too.

To embark on your pork gyros adventure, you'll need some basic ingredients, including tzatziki and pita bread. While making your own pita bread is ideal, you can always pick up some from your local Greek store. If you opt for store-bought pita, warm them just before serving your homemade gyros for that authentic touch.

Now, let's talk about the star of the show: the marinated pork. You'll need the following ingredients: pork tenderloin, onion, garlic clove, oregano, thyme, sweet paprika, white wine, Greek olive oil, salt, and pepper.

The secret to perfect homemade gyros lies in the art of marination. As they say in Greece, the best friend of marinated meat is time! To achieve the best flavor, marinate the meat the night before you plan to cook your pork gyros.

Authentic Gyros Recipe

Authentic Gyros Recipe – Ingredients

  • 500 g of pork tenderloin, cut into strips.
  • 1 red onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 1 sweet spoon of oregano
  • 1 sweet spoon of thyme
  • 1 sweet spoon of sweet paprika
  • 100 ml of white wine
  • 2 tablespoons of Greek olive oil
  • Salt
  • Pepper

Authentic Gyros Recipe – How to Make

  1. Start this authentic pork gyros recipe by adding the onion and the garlic clove in a food blender and mixing well the ingredients.
  2. Take a meat pounder in order to tenderize the pork. With a sharp knife and cut the meat into 1 cm stripes.
  3. Take a deep bowl and place the meat. Add the melted onion, melted garlic, white wine, and olive oil. Mix the ingredients well.
  4. Add the oregano, sweet paprika, and thyme and mix well the ingredients.
  5. Finally, add salt and pepper, mix well the ingredients, cover the ball and place it in the refrigerator for at least two hours.
  6. Preheat oven to 392°F (200°C)
  7. Take a pan and cover it with some greaseproof paper. Place the marinated meat and grill for around 20-25 minutes until the meat gets a nice golden color without being dried. You can always add some water in order to avoid the meat getting dry.
  8. Place the meat and the other ingredients on the pita, add some tzatziki, and with the help of a greaseproof paper wrap it up. 
Get ready to savor the authentic flavors of Greece with our homemade pork gyros recipe. Whether you're a gyros aficionado or a first-time taster, you'll be delighted by the incredible taste of this beloved Greek street food. Plus, you'll take pride in creating it from scratch in your own kitchen.

So, roll up your sleeves, gather your ingredients, and marinate that pork to perfection. It's time to enjoy a taste of Greece with every bite of your homemade pork gyros. For more delectable recipes and culinary inspiration, stay tuned to our blog. Happy cooking!