Thursday, January 25, 2024

Easy Crockpot Gyros with Homemade Tzatziki Sauce (plant based alternatives included)

 When I travel I love trying foods that I can't get at home.  Like authentic food.  It really awakens your pallet to new flavor possibilities.  Take gyros for example.  Authentic Greek food is not something you readily come by in West Virginia, but I love the flavors.  I was really craving them so I decided to play around and come up with a delicious Crockpot Gyro Recipe that would be accessible for anyone anywhere.  And while we are at it why not throw in a homemade tzatziki sauce to boot! 

Now, full disclaimer this Easy Crockpot Gyro Recipes is far from authentic, but all of the great greek flavors are there.  And as usual I will be including plant based alternatives to everything as well!  I can't wait to show you how I made it so let's get started! 


Q: Do I have to cook the jackfruit under the broiler? 

A:  No, but in trying it both ways I found that it intensified the flavor and made a huge difference in the texture of the jackfruit. 


  1. A Crockpot Gyro Recipe is a delicious and versatile way to enjoy Greek cuisine. It can be made with plant-based alternatives like seitan, tempeh, or tofu, or with dairy-free yogurt like almond or coconut yogurt. The recipe includes two main ingredients: 2 lbs of your choice of protein (traditional lamb, chicken, or beef), 1 onion, minced garlic, dried oregano, dried thyme, paprika, ground cumin, salt, pepper, lemon juice, and olive oil. The protein is then cooked in the crockpot, then shredded and served with the homemade tzatziki sauce. The sauce is made with grated cucumber, Greek yogurt, garlic, chopped fresh dill, and lemon juice. The tzatziki sauce is then seasoned with salt and pepper. The gyros can be toasted before assembling, and the leftover filling can be stored in the refrigerator for up to 3-4 days. For a thicker sauce, strain the Greek yogurt before making it. motorcycle accidents