These BBQ Pulled Pork Gyros are filled with slow cooker pulled pork, homemade coleslaw and BBQ sauce, all rolled into a nice, warm flatbread.
Ok, these BBQ pulled pork gyros may not be “authentic,” but they are darn good!! I didn’t use a tzatziki sauce, and instead made a nice homemade creamy coleslaw.
Perfect for Your Next BBQ:
These gyros have been on the menu a lot around here lately! For one, I can throw the meat into the crockpot and use it for sandwiches all week; and two, because they are just super addicting.
The hubby and I can’t get enough of these, and the kids enjoy them (minus the red onion). To be honest, though, I prefer to keep these all to myself — I know, I know, I am one of those parents that hide food in the back of the fridge then takes it out and hides in a room somewhere to eat it. Hey, a girl has got to do what a girl has got to do!
But anyhoo, these BBQ pulled pork gyros are made simple with the use of your handy dandy slow cooker. Just put your pork roast in and forget about it for 8 hours, and you will be rewarded with tender, juicy meat. I like to use this Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork recipe for the meat and then make my own Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce.
So, while these may not be completely authentic they are still super delicious and easy to make any day of the week!
Ingredients for BBQ Pulled Pork Gyros:
PULLED PORK: I always use this easy and delicious Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork recipe.
COLESLAW: I definitely prefer this Homemade Creamy Coleslaw! But you can pick up some from the grocery store if you need to make life easier. But trust me it’s really easy to make and is super good. My husband actually won’t eat any other coleslaw.
BBQ SAUCE: I like this homemade Kansas City Style BBQ Sauce, but your favorite store-bought brand works well, too.
VEGGIES: I did decide to top with lettuce, tomato and red onion just to keep it a little on the gyro track.
FLATBREAD: I wrapped it in naan which is a nice soft and slightly chewy flatbread. Pita was a little too dry and too small. I wanted a bigger, better gyro because that’s just how I roll.
How to Make BBQ Pulled Pork Gyros:
COOK THE PORK: Follow recipe for Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork.
MAKE COLESLAW AND BBQ SAUCE: While the pork is cooking make the coleslaw and BBQ sauce, if making it homemade.
ASSEMBLE GYROS: Place lettuce on a warmed piece of flatbread then top with pulled pork, bbq sauce, coleslaw, tomato and onion.
Generally, you want to get a nice cut of pork shoulder for pulled pork BBQ because it has a higher fat content, which helps the meat become super melty and tender.
If your pork is tough or rubbery, it’s likely you haven’t cooked it long enough. Making pulled pork takes a good amount of time, so patience is key!
Again, it takes a LONG time to cook pulled pork to its most tender, juicy state — it’s actually pretty hard to overcook it. You can allow the pork to cook much longer than you think, and it will still be just fine.
You may also like to try:
- Slow Cooker BBQ Chicken
- BBQ Marinated Chicken Kabobs
- Sweet BBQ Rub for Chicken
- One Pot BBQ Chicken and Rice
- Texas Style BBQ Sauce
BBQ Pulled Pork Gyros
- Follow recipe for Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork.
- While that is cooking make the coleslaw if making it homemade. Also make the BBQ sauce if making homemade.
- To assemble gyros: Place lettuce on a warmed piece of flatbread then top with pulled pork, bbq sauce, coleslaw, tomato and onion.