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Greek Gyros for 7-8 Qt. Slow Cooker

Greek Gyros for 7-8 Qt. Slow Cooker


Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

  • 1 cup plain yogurt
  • 1 small cucumber, peeled and chopped
  • 1 teaspoon chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground pepper

Meat Ingredients

  • 7 lbs lamb, shoulder chops or cuts from the leg       
  • 1/2 cup lemon juice               
  • 1/4 cup fresh garlic, minced               
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon salt                   
  • 1 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano                        
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper           


Other Ingredients

  • Pita bread
  • Chopped onion
  • Sliced tomatoes


1. Stir yogurt, cucumber, mint, salt and pepper in a small bowl. Refrigerate until ready to serve.
2. Combine lemon juice, garlic, oregano, salt and pepper. Layer lamb and lemon juice mixture.
3. Cover and cook on HIGH 3 hours or LOW 6 hours until lamb is tender. Remove lamb; discard fat and bone. Thinly slice lamb.
4. Serve on warmed pita bread topped with onion, tomatoes and cucumber yogurt sauce.


TEST KITCHEN TIP: Try using jarred garlic (available in your supermarket) if you’d rather not chop fresh garlic.  If you don’t like lamb, try substituting pork or beef for this recipe instead.

Course: Main Course

Prep Time:

Cook Time: 2-4 hours

This is one of those exceedingly easy slow cooker meals you can set in the morning and eat when you get home.

Recommended Products: Slow Cookers

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