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Slow-Cooker Pork Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki

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Slow-Cooker Pork Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki
  • Prep Time 45 min
  • Total Time 4 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12
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Enjoy these slow-cooker pulled pork sandwiches, inspired by souvlaki—Greek lemon and herb-flavored kabobs served with tzatziki.

Ingredients

Pork

1
large yellow onion, cut into wedges
3
lb boneless pork shoulder, trimmed of all visible fat
2
tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2
tablespoons chopped fresh or 2 teaspoons dried oregano leaves
3/4
teaspoon coarse ground black pepper
1/2
teaspoon salt
3
large cloves garlic, finely chopped (3 teaspoons)
1/2
teaspoon salt

Tzatziki

1 1/2
cups plain nonfat Greek yogurt
1
English (hothouse) cucumber, peeled, seeded, diced (1 1/2 cups)
1
tablespoon lemon juice
1/2
teaspoon salt

Pocket Flatbreads and Fillings

6
whole wheat thin pocket flatbreads (7 inch), cut in half
2
cups baby spinach
6
plum (Roma) tomatoes, cut into 6 slices each
12
lemon wedges, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Spray 4- to 5-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Place onion in bottom of slow cooker. Top with pork. In small bowl, mix lemon juice, oregano, pepper, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the garlic. Pour and spread lemon mixture over pork. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours or High heat setting 4 to 5 hours or until pork is very tender.
  • 2 Meanwhile, in medium bowl, mix Tzatziki ingredients. Refrigerate until serving time.
  • 3 Remove pork to cutting board; pull into bite-size pieces. Pour juices and onions into small bowl. Place pork back in slow cooker. Sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt. Using slotted spoon; remove onions from juices, and place in slow cooker with pork; gently mix. Add juices back to pork 2 tablespoons at a time until desired moistness is reached. Discard remaining juices.
  • 4 To serve, fill each pocket flatbread half with spinach leaves, 3 tomato slices, and about 1/2 cup pork mixture. Top with tzatziki and a squeeze of lemon juice.
Tips  

For a fun twist on this recipe, serve as Greek nachos. Chop the tomatoes and spinach. Then top pita chips with the pork, tzatziki, spinach and tomatoes.

Nutrition for pocket flatbread can vary greatly. For this recipe, nutrition was calculated using a thin pocket with 100 calories, 1.5 grams of fat, 180 mg of sodium and 5 grams of fiber per serving.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
370
(
Calories from Fat
140
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
23%
(
Saturated Fat
5g
24%
,
Trans Fat
0g
)
Cholesterol
75mg
24%
Sodium
540mg
22%
Potassium
500mg
14%
Total Carbohydrate
25g
8%
(
Dietary Fiber
6g
23%
,
Sugars
5g
)
Protein
33g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
15%
15%
Vitamin C
8%
8%
Calcium
10%
10%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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