Gyros-Style Pork Sandwich
Favorite flavors of the Mediterranean come alive in this gyros-inspired sandwich. Marinated strips of pork roast quickly in a hot oven and are then tucked into a pita pocket and topped with a yogurt-cucumber dressing. Serve with kalamata olives and pass lemon wedges for squeezing.
1 pound boneless pork loin
4 tablespoons olive oil
1 tablespoon prepared mustard
1/2 cup lemon juice
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon crushed dried oregano
1 cup plain yogurt
1 cucumber, peeled and chopped
1/2 teaspoon garlic, crushed
1/2 teaspoon dried dill weed
2 pita loaves, halved
1 small red onion, peeled and thinly sliced
- Cut pork crosswise into thin slices. Slice then into strips 5 x 1/2-inch. Combine olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, garlic and oregano. Pour over pork slices. Cover and refrigerate for 1 to 8 hours.
- Meanwhile, in small bowl stir together yogurt, cucumber, garlic and dill weed. Cover and refrigerate.
- Preheat oven to 450°F (230°C).
- Drain marinade from pork slices and place pork in single layer in shallow pan. Roast until crisp, about 10 minutes.
- Open each pita half to form a pocket. Distribute pork among each half. Top each sandwich with some chilled yogurt mixture and sliced onions.
Makes 4 servings.
Nutritional Information Per Serving (1/4 of recipe): Calories 430 calories Protein 28 grams Fat 23 grams Sodium 360 milligrams Cholesterol 60 milligrams Saturated Fat 5 grams Carbohydrates 29 grams Fiber 3 grams.
Recipe and photograph provided courtesy of National Pork Board.