Beef Shawarma

Cecilia Myers

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@SugarDumpling

One of my FAVORITE Middle-Eastern dishes!


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Method:

Stove Top

Ingredients

2 lb
beef, prime rib is best
1 c
plain yogurt
1/4 c
vinegar
2 clove
garlic, crushed
1 tsp
pepper
1/2 tsp
salt
2
cardamom pods
1 tsp
alspice
1
juice from 1 lemon

FOR THE SAUCE:

1 c
tahini
2 clove
garlic, crushed
1/4 c
lemon juice
2 5/8 Tbsp
yogurt

PITA FILLING:

8
loaves of pita bread
1
thinly sliced cucumber
1
thinly sliced onion
1/2 tsp
sumac (found in greek and mid eastern markets)
1
thinly sliced tomatoes
1/4 c
fresh parsley, finely chopped
pickle slices (optional)
shredded lettuce

Directions Step-By-Step

1
MARINADE BEEF.

Combine all ingredients except for beef to make marinade. If it seems dry, add a little olive oil (a tablespoon at a time.) Pour marinade over beef, cover and refrigerate at least 8 hrs.
2
In a stockpot or large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat for 45 minutes or until done. Be sure not to overcook! If beef becomes a little dry, add a few tablespoons of water throughout cooking duration.
3
While beef is cooking, PREPARE THE SAUCE.

Combine all ingredients and set aside.
4
PREPARE THE FILLINGS:

Take the onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and sprinkle with sumac. Add other filling ingredients in a large bowl and combine well.
5
When the beef is done, you can shred it, slice it, or leave into large pieces. As long as it is thinly cut, there is not much difference.
6
PREPARE THE PITA:

Place enough beef on pita that it covers 1/4 of the loaf. Add veggies and pour on sauce. Roll like a soft taco or burrito and you have SHAWARMA!

Serve with hummus or "garlic sauce." I like to put shredded lettuce in the pocket too...

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chicken, Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Middle Eastern