The most flavorful shawarma you’ll ever have! Yogurt, lemon, and warm spices tenderize the beef to create a delicious and succulent Middle Eastern dish.
In my Middle Eastern family, we are no strangers to adding spices such as cinnamon and nutmeg to savory meat dishes.
In fact, these warm spices are one of the many reasons I love Lebanese food so much!
One of my all time favorite examples of this unique flavor combination is green beans and beef simmered in cinnamon, tomato broth served over rice.
Today I’m sharing my version of the street-side classic: beef shawarma. Lean sirloin gets a major flavor boost from a marinade full of various warm spices, plenty of lemon and garlic and of course plain yogurt to ensure a tender, delicious result.
Busy week ahead? Throw this together a few days in advance and let the meat soak up the marinade. The longer, the better.
Want to turn it into a tasty lunch? Try a Beef Shawarma Pita with Creamy Tahini Dipping Sauce. My boys love this sandwich and request it at least once a week!
If you’re looking for the perfect cucumber yogurt dip to accompany this try my Lebanese laban cucumber sauce.
How much is the juice of 2 lemons?
About 1/2 cup
Can the meat be broiled versus grilling?
Yes meat can be cooked in a broiler. Should be cooked just a few minutes per side.
Looking for a slow cooker version? Take a look at this post
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Beef Shawarma with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce
- Place sirloin strips in a glass bowl or resealable plastic bag.
- In a small bowl, whisk together all remaining ingredients (yogurt through pepper) and pour over the beef strips.
- Marinade 2 hours or overnight if possible.
- Grill over medium-high heat for 3-4 minutes per side.
- Serve with cucumber mint yogurt sauce.
How much is the juice of 2 lemons?About 1/2 cup
Can the meat be broiler instead (versus grilling)?Yes absolutely!!! Just a few minutes per side. Good source calcium, iron and Vitamin C. Please note: a good amount of the marinade will remain in the bag or bowl so these numbers aren't 100% accurate (in a good way!)
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