Costco Gyro Kit - Cooking Instructions, Calories, & Review
Kirkland Signature Gyro Kit at Costco
The Gyro Kit is the newest of Costco’s premade meals as of 4/1/2023. This is an excellent alternative to the Beef and Lamb gyro meat that Costco also sells.
What’s Included In the Gyro Kit
The Kit Includes Everything You Need For An At Home Gyro Night
The main benefit of the gyro kit is that it contains everything you need for some at-home gyros. The kit includes the following:
- 6 pita breads
- One pound of beef and lamb gyro meat
- Two handfuls of chopped romaine lettuce
- A medium-sized diced cucumbers and tomatoes
- A small container of chopped onions
- A small container of feta cheese
- Two 3.5-ounce containers of Tzatziki sauce
Altogether, this is everything you will need for a greek gyro dinner without needing to purchase any additional ingredients.
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How Much Is The Premade Costco Gyro Kit?
Costco's Gyro Kit Cost $6.49/Pound
Costco sells their 6-count gyro kit for $6.49 a pound or about $20 per container. Most of the gyro kits at my local Costco ranged in price between $19.50 and $20.50. They seemed to be pretty consistent in weight and price.
Costco’s gyro kit goes for $6.49 a pound, which may seem pricey for pita, diced veggies and sauce. But, when you look at it on a cost per gyro basis, the price is reasonable enough.
Each fully made gyro with all the fixings cost about $3.33.
Costco Has The Cheapest Gyro Kit
My local Sprouts Farmers Market sells a 28-ounce premade gyro kit for $14.99, which breaks down to about $8.57 a pound. It’s a little smaller in size and costs a little more per pound than the Costco gyro kit.
Go With Costco's Pre-Packaged Gyro Meat For a Cheaper Alternative
At Costco, you can find pre-packaged Daphne’s lamb and beef gyro meat in the refrigerated section. With this gyro meat and Costco’s naan bread, you can create your own gyros at home for around $1.50 per gyro.
Although you’ll need to get the ingredients separately, this is the most affordable method for making homemade gyros using Costco.
Gyro Kit Taste Test
I’m a big fan of gyros and I regularly buy Daphne’s sliced gyro meat. So, when I saw that the Kirkland Signature gyro kit was available at my local Costco, I had to give it a try.
After I heated the meat and laid out the ingredients, I was really happy with the presentation. It’s always enjoyable to have various ingredients and colors displayed when making a build-your-own style meal.
Check The Lettuce
My one complaint about the presentation and quality of the kit is the chopped romaine lettuce. The quality was on the lower end, and it looked wilted. I double checked the label on the packaging and noticed the gyro was packed the day before, over 24 hours ago.
When picking your own gyro kit, make sure you select one that was packed on the same day. Costco makes it easy by printing the date and time when they pack each kit. I don’t even know if gyros need romaine lettuce because I’ve never seen or had one with lettuce before.
All Other Ingredients Were Fresh
The onions, tomatoes, and cucumbers were all fresh and tasty. The cucumbers were a great addition and gave the gyros a refreshing light feel. The feta and tzatziki sauce were delicious as well.
Each kit comes with 2 mini tubs of tzatziki, and I highly recommend using as much as needed. It adds great flavor and keeps the gyros very moist.
Tasty Gyro Meat
The beef and lamb gyro meat was good, considering it comes from a Costco prepared meal. The meat developed a nice char and browned up very nicely.
The gyro slices were thin and tender but were a little on the salty side. This isn’t a big problem if you eat the gyro with the pita bread, but they are salty if eaten as is.
How to Cook And Prepare The Gyro Kit
The interesting thing about Costco’s prepared meals range from being effortless to prepare to difficult and time-consuming. The gyro kit is on the easier side to prepare. You just need to cook the gyro meat and warm up the pita bread. The whole process takes between 5 and 10 minutes.
I will go over the full cooking instructions and give you some pro tips.
Costco Gyro Kit Cooking Instructions
Heat The Meat
The instructions are going to be straightforward. Heat up your skillet, add just a little bit of oil and warm up your beef/lamb gyro slices. I like my gyro strips to be a little more browned, so I cook them on high heat.
Pro Tip: Add just a touch of cooking oil before adding in the gyro slices. You don’t need to use a lot of oil, as the gyro meat will release it’s own fats and oil during the cooking process.
Warm The Pita
Again, straight forward, heat the pita until sufficiently warm. The pita bread will soften when ready.
Pro Tip: Use the same pan as the gyro meat after dumping the excess gyro meat oil. There still should be some leftover oil to crisp up the bottom of the pita bread.
Costco's Gyro Kit Calories and Nutrition
Each Gyro Has 520 Calories
One serving of the Gyro Kit is 1 fully made gyro or about 8.15 ounces and contains 520 calories. The 520 calories come from 31 grams of fat, 39 grams of carbohydrates, and 21 grams of protein. This calorie count comes from utilizing an appropriate portion of all of the included toppings and dressing for this gyro kit.
Overall, this is a solid nutritional profile but not the healthiest. There is a lot of fat from the sliced beef and lamb gyro meat, and the carbohydrates are also fairly high.
The protein is a little on the lower end considering the macronutrients of the rest of the meal.
I didn’t love the gyro kit from Costco, but I didn’t hate it, either. The convenience is nice, and that should be the main reason to purchase the Kirkland Signature premade gyro kit.
The beef and lamb meat slices were tasty and paired well with the rest of the dish. I wish Costco would have used fresher lettuce, but otherwise, I don’t have any major complaints. I would have no problem purchasing this gyro kit again.
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Costco Gyro Kit - Fresh and Fun!
- 1 Kit Costco Gyro Meal
- Heat Gyro Meat on medium high skillet for 5 minutes or until browned.
- Heat Pita Bread for 1 to 2 minutes or until soft
- Assemble gyros by placing desired topping on pita bread
Greg Larkin is the founder and managing editor of Costco Food Database, the premiere site for honest takes on all things Costco food. A self-proclaimed Costco super-fan since childhood, Greg turned his obsession in a mission to properly rate and review all of Costco’s delicious buys. When he’s not busy navigating Costco aisles, you can find Greg smoking Kirkland Signature meats, meal prepping, or perfecting his homemade jerky recipes.