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

  • 1MARINADE 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.
  • 2In 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.
  • 3While beef is cooking, PREPARE THE SAUCE.

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

    Take the onions, tomatoes, cucumbers and sprinkle with sumac. Add other filling ingredients in a large bowl and combine well.
  • 5When 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.
  • 6PREPARE 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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