Beef Shawarma

1
Cecilia Myers

By
@SugarDumpling

One of my FAVORITE Middle-Eastern dishes!

Rating:

★★★★★ 1 vote

Comments:
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

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  • 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

How to Make Beef Shawarma

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...

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About Beef Shawarma

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




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