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Instant Pot Pork Gyros

(Easy, Delicious, And Authentic)

by Kristen

This mouthwatering gyros recipe combines pork, onion, garlic, and tasty Greek spices to create incredible homemade gyros.  These are easy to make and healthier than they are at restaurants.

I think pork is the meat with the most flavor, and this Instant Pot pork gyro recipe tastes delicious when cooked with lemon juice, garlic, onion, and all of my favorite greek spices!  This meal has easy instructions and tastes fantastic on pita bread with lots of tzatziki sauce!  This meal comes together fast, using only a few ingredients, making it a quick weeknight dinner option.

Ingredients

1-2 pounds of pork cut into chunksI used boneless country-style ribs, but your favorite cut of pork will work great.  pork loin, shoulder roast, or even cut-up pork chops

1/3 cup of olive oil 

1/4 cup of lemon juice

Two tablespoons of brine from a jar of kalamata olivesyou also can replace the olive brine with red wine vinegar. 

One teaspoon oregano 

Two teaspoons of marjoram

Two teaspoons of Greek Seasoning 

Three cloves of minced garlic 

One small onion, sliced

one cup of water or chicken broth

salt and pepper to taste

Sandwich Ingredients

Pita bread, Naan, or flatbread

lettuce

tomato

cucumber

red onion 

kalamata olives

feta cheese 

Tzatziki Sauce <—-recipe here for my homemade tzatziki sauce using greek yogurt

If you like this recipe, you should try one of my other gyro recipes

Instant Ground Beef Gyros 

Instant Pot Chicken Gyros 

Chicken Gyro Quesadilla 

Tzatziki Egg Salad

Instructions

1. Place your pork into small chunks in a small bowl.

2. Add olive oil, lemon juice, olive brine,  garlic, and spices to the pork and stir to coat the pork.

3. Place pork in the inner pan of your Instant Pot.

4. Add water and onions on top. ¬†Lock and secure your Instant Pot lid and rotate the pressure release valve to “sealing.”

5. Pressure cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Release remaining pressure.

6. Press the saute button and saute the pork for 5 minutes until it gets brown and the liquid cooks down.

7. Build your gyro sandwich.

Instant Pot Pork Gyros

This delicious gyros recipe combines pork, onion, and garlic with tasty Greek spices to create incredible homemade gyros in less than 30 minutes

Course dinner
Cuisine Greek
Servings 4

Ingredients

  • 1-2 pounds 1-2 pounds of pork cut into chunks
  • 1/3 cup olive oil
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons kalamata olive brine
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 2 teaspoons marjoram
  • 2 teaspoons Greek Seasoning
  • 3 cloves minced garlic
  • 1 small onion, sliced
  • 1 cup water or chicken broth

Sandwich Ingredients

  • pita bread or naan
  • tomato
  • red onion
  • lettuce
  • cucumber
  • feta cheese
  • Tzatziki sauce

Instructions

  1. Place your pork into small chunks in a small bowl. 

  2. Add olive oil, lemon juice, olive brine,  garlic, and spices and stir to coat the pork.

  3. Place pork in the inner pan of your Instant Pot.  

  4. Add water and onions on top.  Lock and secure your Instant Pot lid and rotate the pressure release valve to "sealing."

  5. Pressure cook on high pressure for 12 minutes. Release remaining pressure. 

  6. Press the saute button and saute the pork for 5 minutes until it gets brown and the liquid cooks down.

  7. Build your gyro sandwich.

Slow Cooker Instructions

  1. Yes! All you have to do is follow steps 1 and 2 above but add the ingredients to your slow cooker for 2-4 hours. And build your gyro.  If you slow-cook this recipe, your pork may shred, but it will taste fantastic!

Can you use a slow cooker to make this recipe?

Yes! All you have to do is follow steps 1 and 2 above but add the ingredients to your slow cooker for 2-4 hours. And build your gyro.  If you slow-cook this recipe, your pork may shred, but it will taste fantastic!

Storage

You can store the meat in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five days or in the freezer for up to three months.

Can you make a gyro gluten-free?

Yes! This pork will make delicious lettuce wraps, tastes terrific on a greek salad, and you can also use a gluten-free wrap to make your gyros if you like.  This is a well-balanced meal, full of nutrition, protein, and fiber and low in cholesterol.

If you love Greek flavors as I do, then you should check out the following:

25 ways to eat tzatziki Sauce

Crispy Baked Greek Zucchini Slices 

Greek Chili

These pork tacos differ from traditional gyro meat, but they taste delicious! If you make these super tender pork gyros, I would love to hear how they turned out!  You can comment below this blog post, leave a review, or tag me on social media to let me know how these turned out!  You can find me on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram, and Twitter.

 

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