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4.09 from 24 votes

Beef Shawarma with Cucumber Yogurt Sauce

Yogurt, lemon and warm spices tenderize the beef to create a delicious and succulent Middle Eastern dish. 
Course Entree
Cuisine Lebanese, middle eastern, syrian
Keyword beef shawarma dish
Prep Time 2 hours
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 20 minutes
Servings 4
Calories 244kcal
Author Liz Della Croce


  • 20 ounces beef sirloin cut in thin strips
  • 2 cups whole milk plain yogurt
  • 2 lemons juiced
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 teaspoons allspice
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 4 cloves garlic grated
  • 1/2 tablespoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  • 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.


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!)


Serving: 4ounces beef | Calories: 244kcal | Carbohydrates: 9.9g | Protein: 35g | Fat: 6.7g | Saturated Fat: 2.7g | Cholesterol: 62mg | Sodium: 983mg | Fiber: 1.2g