Costco Gyro Meal Kits are back in the prepared food section of the Costco Deli. These are a very affordable heat-and-serve quick weeknight meal idea and they come with enough to feed the whole family (and maybe leftovers, if you’re lucky) The gyro meat is a beef and lamb combination. Scroll down to see our review of the Gyro meal kit from Costco, adjusted cooking instructions to reduce the grease, nutrition facts (calories, fat, cholesterol, sodium etc) and serving suggestions.
Why We Like It – Review
Costco’s gyro kits come with all the fixings for six make-your-own gyro pitas. So everyone can use what they like and leave what they don’t. Each prepared meal kit at Costco includes a generous portion of pre-cooked gyro meat, 6 rounds of pita bread, 2 cups of tzatziki sauce, and toppings of chopped romaine lettuce, diced red onion, crumbled feta, and a tomato cucumber salad.
You just need to heat the Gyro meat up, and serve! By nature, gyro meat can tend to be greasy, and the Kirkland Signature Gyro meat in the kit is no exception. The directions simply state to preheat the skillet to medium and cook until the meat reaches 165F. Below I’ll leave my prep method in the recipe card, and basically I cook the meat on low, covered for a while to cook out more fat, then I drain it and brown it to reduce the grease. It takes a bit longer, but it’s very easy.
Many love the meat greasy just as it is, and that’s ok too. But if you’ve never made it before…it’s just good to know 🙂
To the negative, the tzatziki is pretty mediocre…but all in all…we’re fans of the kit and when the tzaziki is used incorporated into all the rest it’s fine.
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Costco Gyro Meal Kit Price and Item Number
Kirkland Signature Gyro Meal Kit, 6 count, is Costco Item Number #27230 and costs $6.49 per pound.
How Much Does it Really Cost? Each heat and serve gyro kit weighs a little over three pounds, so expect to spend about $20-$21 on the meal kit.
ProTip: Use within 3-4 days from the pack date, and keep refrigerated. You cannot freeze this meal kit as-is. You could remove the meat and pita bread and freeze them in separate freezer bags for later, however the fresh ingredients will not freeze well.
Order the Kirkland Signature Gyro Prepared Meal from Same Day Costco for $7.59/lb or about $23.
Costco Gyro Kit Heating Instructions
These cooking instructions for the Kirkland Signature Gyro Prepared Meal Kit go above and beyond the stated instructions on the package to cook out more of the grease before browning.
Kirkland Signature Gyro Meal Kits in the Costco Deli prepared food sections area a super quick and easy meal solution for busy families! They are very easy to heat up, simply brown the meat until it reaches a temp of 165F. Because Gyro meat tends to be very greasy, below we have cooking directions to reduce the grease before browning, for those who prefer their gyro meat less greasy.
- 1 Costco Gyro Meal Kit
- Remove Gyro meat from the meal kit tray and place in a saute or frying pan. Cover and heat on low for 10 minutes.
- Stir gyro meat, recover and heat on low-medium for 5 minutes.
- Drain fat.
- Turn heat up to medium-high, and brown meat for 3-5 minutes or until the doneness you prefer. Stir frequently. Ensure meat reaches 165F.
- Warm pita if desired, and serve.
- Serving Suggestion:
By cooking the gyro meat on a low temperature for 10-15 minutes before browning, we remove a significant amount of the grease. This timing is flexible, and if you want to extend it (or reduce it) you can adjust the cooking time. Just ensure that your meat isn't browning during this process.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 520Total Fat: 31gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gCholesterol: 65mgSodium: 980mgCarbohydrates: 39gFiber: 2gSugar: 4gProtein: 21g
Meal Kit Serving Suggestions
Each Meal Kit Includes:
- Gyro Meat (beef and lamb)
- 6 Flatbreads (pita bread)
- Chopped Romaine Lettuce
- Cucumber and Tomato Salad
- Diced Purple Onions
- Feta Cheese
Additional Serving Suggestions:
- Baba Ganoush
- Israeli Salad
- Quinoa Salad
- Greek Yogurt
Each tray of the prepared Gyro meal in the Costco Deli has 520 calories per serving, 31 grams of fat, 39 grams carbs and 21 grams of protein. Those on a low sodium or low cholesterol diet should be sure to read the nutritional facts carefully before selecting this prepared meal.
Gyro Meal Kit Alternatives
Costco does not carry Gyro Meal Kits year round…if you can’t find these at your local warehouse, try these:
Sprouts Gyro Meal Kit
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