5 from 1 vote
Gyro (Gyros)
Prep Time
45 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Rest Time
6 hrs
Total Time
1 hr
Gyro (or gyros) is an emblematic Greek street food dish, consisting of pork, chicken, beef or lamb, tomato, onion and tzatzĂ­ki, served with pita bread.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: Greek, Mediterranean
Servings: 4 people
Author: Nita Ragoonanan
  • 2 lb pork , beef or lamb tenderloin
  • 1 yellow onion (or red onion), finely chopped
  • 3 sprigs rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 3 cloves garlic , chopped
  • 5 tablespoons olive oil
  • 5 teaspoons wine vinegar
  • 2 tomatoes , diced
  • 3 scallions , cut into strips
  • A few pita breads
  • Tzatziki sauce
  1. Using a sharp knife, remove all the white membrane that covers the top of the pork, beef or lamb tenderloin. This step is very important, otherwise the meat would remain hard.
  2. Cut the meat into thin slices of equal size.
  3. Place the meat in a salad bowl and add the yellow or red onion.
  4. Add rosemary, oregano, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper.
  5. Marinate in the refrigerator for 4 hours and at room temperature (before cooking) for 2 hours.
  6. Drain the meat completely.
  7. Heat 3 tablespoons of olive oil in a non-stick frying pan and add the meat (without the marinade),
  8. Cook fairly quickly over medium-high heat, stirring regularly (cooking should be fast).
  9. To serve
  10. In your pita, add the meat, tzatziki sauce, tomatoes, and scallions.
  11. Serve with hot French fries.