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Gyros-Style Pork Sandwich

Makes 4 servings

Total time 30 minutes + marinating time



  • 1 pound tenderized pork loin slices
  • 4 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 Tbsp. Dijon mustard
  • ½ cup lemon juice
  • 2 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano
  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 cucumber, peeled, seeded and chopped
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • ½ tsp. black pepper
  • ½ tsp. fresh dill
  • ½ red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 pita loaves, cut in half



CUT loin slices into thin strips. PLACE in a resealable bag with olive oil, mustard, lemon juice, garlic and oregano. REGRIGERATE for at least one hour, up to eight hours. In a small bowl, STIR together yogurt, cucumber, garlic, pepper, and dill. COVER and refrigerate. PREHEAT oven to 450⁰F. REMOVE pork from marinade; DISCARD remaining marinade. PLACE pork in a single layer in a shallow pan and ROAST for about 10 minutes, or until browned and internal temperature reaches 145⁰F. OPEN each pita and DISTRIBUTE pork among four pita pocket halves. TOP with yogurt sauce and red onions.


Nutrition information per serving: 430 calories; 23 g fat; 5 g saturated fat; 60 mg cholesterol; 360 mg sodium; 29 g carbohydrate; 3 g fiber; 28 g protein