BBQ Pulled Pork Gyro Sandwiches

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My BBQ pulled Pork Gyro sandwiches are made with slow cooker pulled pork, homemade coleslaw, and BBQ sauce, all rolled into a nice, warm flatbread. Make these pork gyros for a fun twist at your next backyard bash!

closeup: hand holding a bbq pulled pork gyro

Pulled Pork Gyro

Okay, this BBQ pulled pork gyro may not be “authentic,” but it is darn good!! I didn’t use a tzatziki sauce, and instead made a nice homemade Creamy Coleslaw. It tastes like a pulled pork flatbread sandwich!

These pork 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 too (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 hides 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, this pork gyros recipe is 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!

Why You’ll Love Pork Gyros

  • Hearty and downright delicious!
  • Kid-tested and approved
  • Something unique to serve at your next barbecue
  • Incredibly easy to make
  • The pulled pork is melt-in-your-mouth tender
overhead: two black plates with coleslaw and pulled pork next to plate of pork gyros

Key Ingredients to Make My Pork Gyros Recipe

  • PULLED PORK – I always use this easy and delicious Slow Cooker BBQ Pulled Pork recipe.
  • COLESLAW I definitely prefer this Homemade Creamy Coleslaw to store-bought! That said, 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 decided to top my pork gyro with lettuce, tomato, and red onion just to keep it a little on the gyro track.
  • FLATBREAD Naan is a soft and slightly chewy flatbread that’s perfect for these gyros. Pita was a little too dry and too small. I wanted a bigger, better gyro because that’s just how I roll.

Instructions to Make My Pulled Pork Gyro Recipe

COOK THE PORK: Simply follow my 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 THE PORK GYROS: Place lettuce on a warmed piece of flatbread, then top with pulled pork, BBQ sauce, coleslaw, tomato, and onion.

closeup: pork gyros recipe made with flatbread with meat, tomato, and coleslaw inside

Tips for Making Pulled Pork Flatbread Sandwiches

  • Opt for creamy coleslaw. Whether you’re making my homemade coleslaw or using a store-bought version for your pork gyro, you want one with a creamy texture that pairs well with the richness of the pulled pork.
  • Choose your favorite BBQ sauce. If you decide to make your own BBQ sauce, feel free to adjust the sweetness, acidity, and spiciness to your liking. My Kansas City style BBQ sauce boasts a sweet and tangy flavor, which pairs well with pulled pork… that’s why I suggest using my recipe!
  • Warm the flatbread before serving for better flavor and texture. You could evenly lightly toast it in a skillet if you’d like! This extra step ensures that the bread is soft and easy to fold, making it perfect for pork gyro sandwiches.


How are gyros traditionally made?

Gyros are traditionally made by roasting slices of beef and pork over an open fire. Pork gyros aren’t prepared this way anymore, but rather, rotisserie style! As I already mentioned, this pork gyros recipe is more like a pulled pork flatbread sandwich with gyro toppings. As such, I make my pulled pork in the slow cooker instead of rotisserie style!

What is the best cut for BBQ pulled pork?

Generally, you want to get a nice cut of pork shoulder for BBQ pulled pork because it has a higher fat content, which helps the meat become super melty and tender. And I know those are the results you’re all craving for your pork gyro recipe!

Why is my pulled pork so tough?

If your pork is tough or rubbery, it’s likely you haven’t cooked it long enough. This is low and slow cooking at its finest, and you want tender and juicy pork for your pork gyro recipe. Making pulled pork takes a good amount of time, so patience is key!

Can you overcook pulled pork?

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.

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hand holding bbq pulled pork gyro

BBQ Pulled Pork Gyro Sandwiches

Course: barbecue, BBQ, Main, Main Course, Main Dish, Main Dishes, Main Meal
Cuisine: American
Keyword: barbecue, BBQ, BBQ chicken, gyros, pulled pork
My BBQ pulled Pork Gyro sandwiches are made with slow cooker pulled pork, homemade coleslaw, and BBQ sauce, all rolled into a nice, warm flatbread. Make these pork gyros for a fun twist at your next backyard bash!
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 20 minutes
Servings: 8 + servings
Author: Malinda Linnebur
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  • 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.

2 thoughts on “BBQ Pulled Pork Gyro Sandwiches”

  1. I like this recipe, sorta like a 2-in-1-recipe.
    BBQ sandwiches and then a pita sandwich idea, YAY Malinda!!
    It’s always so nice when you can mix and match up recipes.
    This is a way you can do various meals from one meat recipe.
    Nice, very nice indeed, thanks!


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