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Slow-Cooker Pork Pita Sandwiches with Tzatziki

  • Prep 45 min
  • Total 4 hr 45 min
  • Servings 12

Enjoy these slow-cooker pulled pork sandwiches, inspired by souvlaki—Greek lemon and herb-flavored kabobs served with tzatziki. ...MORE+ LESS-

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

Steps

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  • 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.

Expert 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 Facts

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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