Mock Gyros

Mock Gyros Recipe

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Jessica Hannan


My husband loves gyros. I had never had them before. Lamb is expensive and hard to find, and in our current neighborhood, so is pita or naan. We make do. :)


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10 Min
45 Min


  • THE MEAT :)

  • 2 lb
    ground pork
  • 3 tsp
    greek seasoning. (the herb only blend, no salt or msg!)
  • 1 tsp
    coarse kosher salt
  • 1 small
    onion, thinly sliced

  • 2 large
  • 2 c
    plain yogurt
  • 1/2 tsp
    dried dill
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley flakes
  • 1 pinch
    coarse kosher salt

  • ·
    flour tortillas
  • ·
    shredded lettuce
  • ·
    chopped tomatoes

How to Make Mock Gyros


  1. Preheat oven to 450*
    Spray two metal loaf pans with non stick spray and set aside
  2. Mix grorund poor, greek seasoning and salt. Once everything is mixed, flatten it down with the spoon and divide in half.
  3. Take a piece of foil, that is large enough to be the length of the loaf pan and place one half of the meat on the foil in a log shape. It needs to be shorter then the loaf pan by 2 inches. Wrap the foil around the meat and roll it like play dough a few times. Unwrap the meat, neaten up the ends, and place in middle of loaf pan. Repeat with second half of meat.
  4. Slice the onion thinly. I use a mandolin slicer because I am lazy. Once sliced, divide them in half and place around the meat logs.
  5. Bake for 30-45 minutes, until done.
  6. While the meat is cooking, lets play with our veggies!
    Peel and cube the cucumbers and place them in a food processor. Turn it on and turn them to mush! (this was a fun one. I had my hubby do this, and I told him to turn it on and walked out of the room. he got a little alarmed when it turned to mush)
  7. Place a flour sack kitchen cloth in a strainer and place the cucumbers in. I use a bent handled icing spatula to get everything out of the processor.
    Gather the corners of the cloth, and twist to make a ball of cucumber with long cloth tails. Now....squeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeze all the juice out of the cucumbers. Should look very strange and crumbly.
  8. Place the cucumber in a bowl, and add the yogurt, dill, parsley and salt. Stir well, and let sit.
  9. Once the meat is done, remove from oven, turn oven off, and place tortillas in oven to heat.
  10. Slice the meat logs as thinly as possible.
  11. Assemble the mock gyros. I like to take the tortilla, place meat, onions, then lettuce, then the sauce. YUM!
    My hubby likes to put tomatoes on his.

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About Mock Gyros

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes Pork
Other Tag: For Kids
Hashtags: #taco #greek #gyros

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