About the Cut
"Ground pork is affordable, fresh, and extremely versatile, soaking up any flavor you add to it. It’s available with an average lean-fat ratio of 70 percent lean, 30 percent fat, making it a great substitute for other ground meats featured in your favorite recipes." www.pork.org
Optimal Cooking Methods:
Grilling, oven roasting, skillet cooking, braising, broiling
Cook ground pork to a temperature of 160° F
Kenny cooking ground pork
This recipe made approximately 6 Gyros. You can always double the recipe for more or leftovers.
1 1/2 TBSP Greek Seasoning**
1/4 tsp Cumin
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Paprika
1-2 Tbsp Olive oil
1/2 cup Sour Cream
1 tsp Dill Weed
1/4 tsp Onion Powder1/4 tsp Garlic Powder
1 Tomato, diced
1 Cucumber, diced
1 Onion. diced
Mix together the ground pork, Greek seasoning, cumin, salt, and paprika. Form into thin patty shaped strips. (see photo below). Fry the strips in a frying pan with a little olive oil to prevent sticking. Cook until browned on both sides and cooked through.
Mix together in a small mixing bowl, sour cream, dill weed, onion powder and garlic powder.
Warm the pita bread and assemble your gyro with a couple strips of pork, tomatoes, onion, cucumber and sauce.
*** We used a Greek seasoning we purchased from The Spice and Tea Exchange. You could also find it at some grocery stores. I saw it was available at Pick n Save/Kroger. The Tailgate Foodie also carries a Greek Seasoning. (These are not commissioned links)
If you can't find Greek Seasoning or would like to make your own from seasonings, you have at home - Go For It! We didn't always use a Greek Seasoning. Kenny has often blended spices to make his mixture. Here is one example of a DIY recipe but you could Google others if you would like.