Gyros Recipe with Cooking Video Instructions

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The gyros recipe with tsatsiki is one of my favorite quick dishes.

I have refined this well-known Greek dish in my own way.

In the video you can see it step by step.

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1. Recipe Gyros

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Gyros with Tzatziki

Cooked, photographed and written down by chef Thomas Sixt.

Servings 2
Calories 1212
Total Time 35 Min.
Preparation Time 15 Min.
Cook Time 0 Min.

Prepare simple instructions for gyros pan.

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Gyro recipe image
Gyros recipe image © Thomas Sixt


6 pc potatoes small
some butter
3 pc glove of garlic
180 g cucumber
80 ml soy cream yoghurt (I like to use sheep milk yoghurt)
7 pc young onions
200 g pork fillet
fresh thyme
6 tbsp Olive oil
Paprika noble sweet
Lemon peel
primal salt
black ground pepper


Supplement to the gyros:

Boiled peeled potatoes
boiled peeled potatoes

Prepare potato

Prepare the potatoes as a side dish:

Boil 3-4 small potatoes per person in salted water, peel and keep warm in a saucepan with a little butter.

Prepare bread to taste in a little olive oil with a clove of garlic.

Types of cutting for fresh cucumbers
Types of cutting for cucumbers.

Prepare tzatziki

Place the sliced cucumbers in a bowl and season with salt and pepper.

Pour the soy cream over it and let it marinate.

Cucumber salad with sour cream

Refine tzatziki

Finely weigh the garlic, add a little salt and press finely to taste.

Add some garlic to the cucumbers and mix them together.

Set aside the rest of the garlic for the meat.

Prepare gyros and meat:

Cut red onions into strips
Cut the peeled red onions into strips

Prepare onions

Cut the spring onions into fine rings and put them in a bowl.

Alternatively, you can use strips of white, yellow, or red onion.

Clean the pork fillet and cut the tendons into 5 mm thick slices.

Finely chopped herbs on cutting board.
Finely chop herbs.

Prepare herbs

Finely chop about a good tablespoon each of freshly plucked marjoram, thyme and oregano.

-> Alternatively, use dried herbs

Heat a pan with oil to fry the potato pancakes

Prepare pan

Preheat a pan to prepare the meat.

you can one

iron pan,

a stainless steel pan

Or use a coated pan.

Fry pork fillet pieces
Pork fillet Pieces of meat when frying.

Roast meat

Sear the meat on both sides in a pan without fat over high heat.

Move the pan away from the heat source.

Add onions and garlic, season with paprika, salt and pepper and add olive oil.

Grate some lemon zest into the pan, add herbs.

The gyros pan stand at moderate residual heat and let it soak.

Serve the gyros:

Potatoes in the pan
potatoes in the pan

Side dishes

Season the potatoes with salt and pepper and arrange on the warmed plates.

Mix the tsatsiki – cucumber salad again and place in small bowls on the plate with the potatoes.

Gyro recipe image
Gyros recipe image © Thomas Sixt


Season the gyros pan again with salt, pepper and olive oil and place on the plate.

Decorate with tomato halves and fresh onions to taste and serve.


You can also serve the pork tenderloin pink.

Therefore, I fry the meat without fat or with very little fat at very high heat.

This comes close to grilling and the meat gets the corresponding, fine aromas.

2. Nutritional Values

3. Prepare Original Gyros

In Greek, the term gyros has, among other things, the meaning of spinning top or round.

It is assumed that before horizontal grilling, vertical grilling was common.

In the gastronomic sense, gyros stands for the rotisserie and is “related” to the Turkish doner kebab.

For the gyros, selected and particularly soft pieces of pork are processed, such as pork neck.

Gyros meat: pork neck, pork escalope, pork tenderloin

Tip from chef Thomas Sixt

4. Tip for Gyros Meat

Since I don’t have a gyros grill at home, the gyros is prepared in the pan.

I prefer to use pork fillet, although it is slightly more expensive, it is unbeatably fine in terms of consistency and taste.

Use pork fillet – this results in gourmet quality gyros

Ingredients tip from chef Thomas Sixt
Veal can be recognized by its elegant pallor.

5. Tsatsiki for Gyros

I was wondering, different spellings are possible:

I found Tzatziki, Tsatsiki or Zaziki . When it comes to preparation, we largely agree:

Tsatsiki: Garlic, yoghurt and cucumber are the ingredients for this cold sauce.

Sauce tip from chef Thomas Sixt

With the Tsatsiki I have made various attempts with soy cream, the version with soy doesn’t taste bad, currently I’m using sheep’s milk yoghurt again.

My tsatsiki in the video turned into a cucumber salad, I like cucumbers and finally more vegetables are healthy too!

Cucumber salad in 6 variants
Cucumber salad presented in 6 variants.

6. Typical Spices for Gyros Pan

Anyone who follows my cooking blog regularly knows my love of experimentation.

I have developed an interesting gyros spice mix.

Seasoning mix and suitable spices:

This results in a very special combination that is powerful and refreshing at the same time.

In the original, the meat is seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic, oregano and thyme, sometimes supplemented with cumin, marjoram and coriander.

Garden herbs bouquet
Herbs as a supplement are popular with star chefs, anything that tastes good and makes you happy is allowed.

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Comments, Cooking Questions and Answers

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  • My invitation to eat gyros was perfect. Only used pork tenderloin and my guests loved it. Perfect Dinner!


    • Hello Gerold, very good, I'm happy about that, just choose the next recipe and continue cooking 🙂 I still have a thematically appropriate pork fillet in the oven . .. or… How about a quick roast pork ? The recipe is really great! Good luck and best regards Thomas


  • Where can I get sheep milk yoghurt from? 🙂 I would like to try this for my tzatziki too!


    • Hello Valerie, I made the recipe a long time ago when I was still living in Vienna and there was sheep yoghurt in the supermarket. At Edeka there is sheep's milk yoghurt from Greece. It sure is a good idea. Kind regards Thomas


  • Very good and effective guide. Worked perfectly for me. Greetings Max


    • Thank you Max, keep enjoying it! LG Thomas


  • My husband and I love Greek cuisine. Every year we fly to the Greek islands on our vacation and always spend wonderful weeks there. Nothing came of it this year thanks to the current situation… but this recipe brought the Greek flair home to us. A little holiday feeling on the plate, wonderful! Thank you for the culinary journey, Mr. Sixt!


    • Hello Mrs Magdalena! Thank you for the nice lines and the compliment for the successful implementation…. I wish you continued success and lots of holiday feeling! Greetings Thomas Sixt