Grilled Pork Gyros with Tzatziki Sauce
Yield: 6-8 Servings
1 Pork Tenderloin
2 Cups Sour Cream
1 1/2 Tablespoon Bazaar Seasoning
1 Large Purple Onion, Diced and Divided
1 Large Seedless Cucumber, Diced and Divided
2 Teaspoons French Grey Salt, Divided
1/2 Teaspoon Ground Green Peppercorns
1 Red Bell Pepper, Thinly Sliced
8-12 Flat Breads
2 Tablespoons Extra Virgin Olive Oil
Like tacos, hummus, and pesto, gyros have become mainstream American fare today – we can usually find them in casual restaurants and diners, on the menu right alongside hamburgers. We wanted to make them in our own kitchen, but it is still nearly impossible to find good gyro meat in our markets. And using the pre-formed version found in grocery store freezers simply wouldn’t do for us. So, we created this recipe for a pork version of the dish, which is just as delicious, and never fails to satisfy our gyro cravings. The good news is, this is an incredibly easy dish to prepare, although the results look and taste like you’ve worked all day! And you can cook the meat on a grill pan right in your kitchen and still get the same fabulous flavor.
To make tzatziki, combine sour cream, seasoning blend, ¼ cup diced onion, ½ cup diced cucumber, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and pepper in a small mixing bowl.
Place pork tenderloin in a sealable plastic bag. Spoon 1 cup of the tzatziki into the bag. Seal, then ‘massage’ to make sure the meat is covered with the mixture. Put both the pork and the remaining sauce in the refrigerator, and allow to season for several hours.
When ready to prepare the gyros, preheat grill pan on the cooktop over medium high heat. Remove the pork from the bag and pat dry. Place on grill pan and grill for 2-3 minutes on each side – test with a meat thermometer; it will read 145 degrees when the meat is done. Remove pork from grill pan, cover with foil, and allow to stand while you prepare the flatbreads.
Lightly brush flatbreads on both sides with olive oil, and season with remaining salt. Place on grill pan or over open flame on a gas burner and grill for 30-60 seconds on each side. Watch carefully as you only want to toast the breads lightly.
To assemble the gyros, spread a little of the tzatziki on each flatbread. Thinly slice the pork and place a few slices on each. Divide remaining onion, cucumber, and red pepper evenly among the gyros and sprinkle on top of the pork. Drizzle with tzatziki sauce and serve.
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